Snacking: A Growing Trend in the US Food Industry

The US food industry has seen a significant rise in snacking over the past year, despite the economic downturn. Americans are increasingly turning to snacks for their convenience, health benefits, and indulgence. This trend is driven by a growing awareness of health and wellness, an increased demand for functional and healthy foods, and the popularity of pre-cooked meals and takeaway snacks. Food safety and quality are paramount in this market, as consumers expect any food they purchase to be safe to eat.

To ensure this, experts must take the necessary steps to guarantee the highest level of safety and quality. This includes validating sanitation procedures for specific types of food and manufacturing processes. Allergens are also a major concern when it comes to snacks. Many popular snacks contain peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, milk, and eggs - six of the eight most common allergens that must be labeled if present in any food sold in the US.

The snacking trend is likely to continue this year as Americans seek out practical, healthy, and indulgent snacks. Food safety and quality experts must remain vigilant to ensure that all food sold at retail is safe to eat.

Joanne Wohlfahrt
Joanne Wohlfahrt

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