Nutritional Labeling Guidelines
The purpose of the “Nutrition Facts” labeling is to help consumers choose more healthful diets, and motivate food companies to improve nutritional value of their products. Nutrition Labeling is mandatory for most foods offered for sale to consumers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows certain exemptions particularly for small businesses.
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The state of Minnesota has a long and storied history when it comes to food innovation. From developing the first truly winter hardy grape for wines that ushered in the state’s first vineyards, to the first commercial freight-cooling system, which allowed food delivery routes to increase exponentially, Minnesota is no stranger to finding food and […]
This edition of the Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with AURI’s Board Chair, Ron Obermoller. Ron is a dedicated leader for the organization and brings a wealth of agricultural knowledge to the board, thanks to his many years as a farmer and leader in other commodity groups. As you will see, his insight into value-added […]
Minnesota food innovators are producing hip, handcrafted shrubs and switchels from muddled fruit, sugar and vinegar. These traditional drinks have roots in Colonial times, when people used apple cider vinegar to preserve fruit for the winter.
Since 2002, AURI has recognized these kinds of businesses with the Ag Innovator of the Year award, presented to a Minnesota company that has shown innovation in the development of an ag-based product or process. The goal is to recognize the accomplishments of one deserving business and draw attention to value-added agriculture’s contributions to the state.
“We present this award to recognize innovation and excellence in Minnesota’s food and agriculture space,” says AURI Executive Director Shannon Schlecht. “AURI sees many great ideas from across the state and the award provides an opportunity to highlight a unique idea and innovative business.”
AURI is seeing much more activity in the alternative protein arena thanks to significant innovations in food products. This is a global trend recently explored by Lux Research who reported that “the demand for alternative proteins, beyond fish and meat…will grow at 14 percent annually by 2024.” Many food innovators are exploring new formulations to impact the existing protein supply chain. Total protein demand will double to 943.5 million metric tons in 2051, according the new report.