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Nutrition Facts
Label top choice
for health info
Most U.S. adults are
turning food packages
around and reading
the label, according
to a survey from the
International Food
Information Council
Foundation and the
American Heart Association. The online survey
of 1,017 Americans
aged 18-80 conducted
last October found 69%
said they check the
Nutrition Facts Label
when looking for information about the food's

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healthfulness. Another
67% said they check the
ingredient list.
Other answers above
50% were nutrient
content claims on the
package at 56% and
statements about the
absence of certain
ingredients at 54%.
The response with
the lowest percentage
was a mobile phone
app at 17%.
When asked how
difficult it was to find
healthy food, 28% said
it was easy, 61% called it
moderate, and 11% said
it was difficult.

labels could have a positive impact on public
health."
In other survey
findings, 59% said they
always read labels on
a packaged product
before buying it for the
first time, 56% said they
avoid certain foods or
food products regardless of its labeling, and
54% said it would be
helpful to have a symbol or image on food
packages that indicates
whether it is healthy.
The survey found
21% of respondents
said a healthy symbol
on a package would
have the most
influence
on their
purchase
decision,
which ranked
behind taste at 39%
and price at 29%.
When asked whether
they were familiar
with the Heart-Check
Symbol from the
Dallas-based American Heart Association,
26% said they were
very familiar, 36% said
they were somewhat
familiar, 20% said they
did not know much
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Of Americans aged 1880 check the Nutrition
Facts Label when looking for health info.

in small businesses.
Cheese continues to
top U.S. specialty food
sales at more than $4
billion in 2017, according to Specialty Food
Association statistics
cited in the study. But
the artisan and specialty cheese industry is
not without its challenges - despite overall
growth, just 80% of
cheesemakers operated
profitably in 2017, and
average profit margins
were slim. Ninety-two
percent of cheesemakers reported that
maintaining profitability
is an area of concern.

59%

Ancient grains,
fresh produce
among top 2019
superfoods

about it and 18% said
they had never seen it.
Thirty-one percent said
they would be much
more likely to choose a
product with the HeartCheck Symbol over
another product while
44% said they would
be somewhat more
likely and 25% said the
symbol would make no
difference.

69%
Say they always read
labels on a packaged
product before a firsttime purchase.

US artisan,
specialty cheese
industry tops
1,000 producers
There are now more
than 1,000 artisan and
specialty cheesemakers
in the U.S., according to
a new study.
The Denver-based
American Cheese
Society's State of the
U.S. Artisan/Specialty
Cheese Industry Survey
also found that that
number has increased
significantly in recent
decades. Seventy-six
percent of cheesemakers reported annual
cheese production of
50,000 pounds or less,
suggesting that most of
the industry growth is

Ancient grains and several fruits and vegetables are among the top
10 superfoods to keep
an eye on in 2019.
Pollock Communications and Today's Dietitian polled dietitians for
their 7th annual What's
Trending in Nutrition
survey. Fermented
foods held steady at
No. 1, according to the
1,342 respondents, but
there were also some
"surprising newcomers,"
including beets and
blueberries.
And in what Pollock
and Today's Dietitian call "a shocking
switch," RDNs predict
that a "healthy" label
will begin to surpass
cost and taste when
it comes to consumer
purchase drivers. A
not-so-surprising trend

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the

"We know consumers are making efforts
to eat healthier, but our
research indicates that
their ability to locate
the information they
find most helpful can
be a barrier to making
healthier choices," said
Joseph Clayton, chief
executive officer of the
Washington D.C.-based
IFIC Foundation. "Even
subtle changes to food



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Contents
The Wire - Nutrition Facts Label top choice for health info
US artisan, specialty cheese industry tops 1,000 producers
Ancient grains, fresh produce among top 2019 superfoods
Tilapia demand falls worldwide
Traditional supermarkets notch high marks in new survey
Trader Joe’s again tops grocery retailer list
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Spring cakes
Bakery - Donuts
Upscale packaging
Deli - Top trends
Side dishes
Meat & Poultry - Chicken choices
Bargain buys
Produce - Organics
Bananas
Seafood - Salmon
Food safety - Meat and poultry best practices
Commissary Insider - Ovens
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED MEATS
TECHNOLOGY - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - FOOD LABELING
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2019 - Ancient grains, fresh produce among top 2019 superfoods
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2019 - Trader Joe’s again tops grocery retailer list
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