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Food Industry News Roundup for Week of Oct. 4

Higher revenues and profits for food and beverage companies following digital transformation, packaged food market trends to grow and more news from the week.

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October 9, 2021

Independent Research Shows Higher Revenues and Profits for Food & Beverage Companies Following Digital Transformation
In the research, which was conducted by IDC between July and August 2021, food and beverage companies that implemented digital transformation saw both revenue and profit increase 5.6% over the past 12 months.

Mettler-Toledo Says its New M30 R-Series GC Metal Detection Systems Deliver Advanced Contaminant Detection
The company said the metal detection systems are designed to identify contaminants in a range of food manufacturing applications, with SENSE software extending intelligent control across the entire system.

Packaged Food Market Trends to Grow Because of Changes in Consumers’ Buying Behavior
The global packaged food market was valued at $2.7 trillion in 2018 and is expected to reach $3.86 trillion by 2026, according to Straits Research.

Bio-Fence Said Food Production Pilot Showed Complete Elimination of Listeria
The 11-week proof of concept saw Bio-Fence antimicrobial coatings applied to the floor and lower part of walls of a hot dog peeling room in a major sausage manufacturing facility in Israel.

The plant-based foods company shares its progress for trying to protect the planet, increase food access and expand nutrition education, it said.