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A&B Ingredients introduces natural antimicrobial ingredient

A&B Ingredients introduces natural antimicrobial ingredient

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A&B Ingredients has introduced a new natural antimicrobial ingredient, which it claims is effective against a wide range of foodborne contaminants in ready-to-eat meat products, refrigerated foods and prepared salads.

Local food demand growing faster than infrastructure, USDA finds

Local food demand growing faster than infrastructure, USDA finds

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Local food infrastructure needs to deepen to ensure production can grow in line with consumer demand, which may be greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

A third of US teens eat vegetables less than once a day, finds CDC

A third of US teens eat vegetables less than once a day, finds CDC

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A third of high school students eat vegetables less often than once a day, putting them at risk of developing a range of chronic illnesses and cancers, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Snack sales boom in Chile sparks calls for investment

By Oliver Nieburg

Chile has achieved record snack sales in 2010 leading a pro-Chile group and a market analyst to say there could be potential for food manufacturers to tap into high domestic demand for functional foods.

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