This is an unusual short paper that lays out the steps necessary to select and buy food processing equipment.
The paper proposes a six stage process and presents a list of items that need to be included in a specification. It also provides some useful links and an example of a purchase specification for a filling machine.
In a previous post I looked at some UK & US information that focussed on the expenditure of consumers on organic foods as the food crisis pinched with price rises.
Now Food Processing reports on a spending survey of over 1 000 consumers.
The survey which was actually to see how people handled the recession rather than just to look at the effect of the food crisis, it found that over a half spent less on Organic Foods.
Some other findings were
- Nearly half (44 percent) of U.S adults report their diets are becoming less healthy as food prices rise.
- Two-thirds (66 percent) are cutting back on overall spending
- 90 percent are considering opting for a simpler life.
- 43 percent are spending more consumer electronics including flat-screen TVs and video games to save on out of home entertainment