Consumers are ready for ‘greener pastures’ in sustainable products as sustainability characteristics drive a large amount of product switching. Also, sustainable practices often lower bakers’ and snack manufacturers’ internal costs. But are these food producers heeding the call to meet this demand?
Despite public controversy as states debate the mandatory labeling of foods produced through biotechnology, a key majority of consumers advocate the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current labeling policy for foods produced using such technology, says an International Food Information Council survey.
Consumers are recycling cans, bottles, paper and plastic—a virtual ‘no-brainer’ across the country. Americans and the towns in which they live are striving to get greener. So what really happens to a package at the end of its life? That’s only one of several factors that go into its sustainability score.
IBIE chairman Mike Beaty and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery publisher Jeff Heath presented B.E.S.T. in Baking plaques to 17 companies during the 2013 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). Five companies were also recognized with Honorable Mentions.