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2019 R&D Survey Results: Cleaner Labels Still Important

Cleaning up labels continues to be a priority among respondents to our 48th annual R&D Survey. But what’s the state of innovation as a whole?

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One of the big takeaways from Food Processing’s 48th annual R&D survey is...taking away.In a trend that’s been going on for a few years, a priority of product development is removing ingredients that interfere with the clean labels so desired in today’s market.Our survey was taken online from March through early April, with 258 total responses. Regarding priorities, “cleaning up current products” came in at 16 percent, behind “really new product development” (37 percent) and “existing product improvement” (20 percent). Another 13 percent said their biggest priority was “product line extensions,” while 10 percent named “cost control.”When…

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Food Processing's May issue talks R&D trends, a cross-functional look at bakery, insights into how to crack the foodservice market and how automation is making the meat industry safer--for workers and for consumers.

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