What Does the New FDA Nutrition Label Mean for Food Startups?

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In our last blog, we covered all the new FDA nutrition labeling requirements and why they changed. We mentioned that companies making $10 million or more in annual revenue must comply with these changes by January 1st, 2020. However, if you’re a small food startup, we have good news: you have until January 2021! These
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What Are the New FDA Labeling Requirements, and Why Have They Changed?

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A quality food label will not only capture a potential consumer’s attention, but will also follow all legal labeling requirements. With that in mind, you need to know about the new FDA labeling requirements. Food manufacturers who exceed $10 million in annual revenue must comply with these new changes by Jan 1, 2020. Manufacturers who
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Food on Mars: What Will it Look Like?

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We’ve figured out how to feed the people we send into space, but what about the people who will be born in space? You may be familiar with that scene from The Martian where Matt Damon’s character, stranded on Mars, sustains himself for months by growing and eating only potatoes. Is such a thing possible?
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Futuristic Food to Look Forward To

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Centuries ago, who could have conceived of some of the foods we eat today? Imagine someone from the 1500s seeing our Lucky Charms cereal, wide array of fruits available anywhere in the world, or even the size of our chickens! Diets have radically changed throughout the centuries, so we should expect that food will continue
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What is the Future of Meat?

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We’ve been talking a lot about plant based food trends and realistic meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger. With all sorts of meatless or “flexitarian” diets taking over because of health, ethical, and environmental concerns, what is the future of meat? Should we aspire to have a meatless society? Meat lovers continue to be vocal
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What Goes Into Environmentally Friendly Food Products?

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Since concerns about the environment are at an all-time high, creating environmentally friendly food products is a good way to show that your startup cares about the planet. We’ve covered ways you can do that with biodegradable food packaging, but what about the food itself? What kinds of foods and ingredients have the least negative
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Consumers Are Loving Plant Based Food: Trends to Watch

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New US food products that used the term “plant based” grew by 268% between 2012 and 2018! Plant based food trends are attracting a huge number of consumers, so food product development startups should take notice. Plant based products appeal to people who are concerned about environmentalism and other hot-button issues that affect the food
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Millennials and Organic Food: What’s Trending?

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Remember when kale suddenly became super popular among young people? What about avocado toast? Wouldn’t it have been great to have capitalized on those trends early on? At HSR Associates, we constantly analyze food trends so that we can predict what will take off next. Since millennials have so much buying power, it’s especially important
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Beverage Packaging Design Trends to Follow

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Just like food package design, beverage packaging design is a crucial part of product development. No matter how delicious your new beverage is, it can’t compete on the shelves without exceptional packaging. People often choose the products that jump out at them visually, so you need to know what kinds of designs are grabbing today’s
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