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Innovation & Information: A Conversation with Andy Hanacek

March 8, 2023
We’re talking with Food Processing Senior Editor Andy Hanacek about innovation and information among food and beverage manufacturers – and how he’s here to help get the word out about both.

We sat down and talked with Food Processing’s newest addition: Senior Editor Andy Hanacek. Andy’s fairly well known in the food and beverage industry, and we kick off the episode talking about that and so much more. We cover a lot of ground, including how Andy’s been helping to inform an industry that combats misconceptions and misinformation on daily basis.

Having covered the food and beverage industry for nearly 20 years, Andy talks about what he’s seen manufacturers do really well in the last two decades – and a few areas for improvement for the industry as a whole. We cap things off talking about a few of the issues this veteran industry reporter is keeping a close eye on in 2023.

Follow the episode via the timestamps below

Where and how long he’s been covering the industry 1:58

Who and what he’ll be covering this year 4:50

Consumers’ perceptions of where food comes from 7:55

Areas of improvement for food industry 13:07

How automation has helped accelerate the food & beverage industry 18:33

What issues are most concerning in 2023 23:15

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About the Author

Erin A. Hallstrom

Erin Hallstrom oversaw our digital content strategy for the Food Processing brand from 2008-2023. She is now the Associate Director of SEO Strategy for Endeavor Business Media, where she holds technical certifications in both website analytics and search engine optimization. Most recently, she was named the 2022 Marianne Dekker Mattera Award Winner

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