NGA Survey, P&G Sustainability, Coffee Prices, Salmonella Update

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January 26, 2009

NGA Survey, P&G Sustainability, Coffee Prices, Salmonella Update

this month's issue of Food, Nutrition & Science price concerns drive choices in the New Year. A majority (52%) of shoppers say price is ‘very important’ in deciding where to buy food, according to research conducted by the N.G.A. and SupermarketGuru. Their 2009 Consumer Panel, conducted online between November 2008 and January 2009, was underwritten by ConAgra Foods and surveyed 2,145 chief household shoppers. Shoppers detailed their purchase influences, eating habits and nutritional concerns. As part of the sustainability series, we talked to Len Sauers, PhD, Vice President for Global Sustainability at P&G, about how greener consumer goods can positively impact the planet. And in Climate and Crops, your morning cup of Joe may start to cost more. Coffee production is likely to decline across Brazil due to a combination of recent dryness, the credit crunch, and biennial growth cycle. In an increasingly tough economic time, these factors are likely to urge prices higher. In addition, the CDC and the FDA are coordinating a large scale investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, which has infected 485 persons since September 2008. So far, it looks like peanut butter and paste products may be to blame. Thus far, no association has been found with major national brand name jars of peanut butter sold in stores. Click here to read more and sign up to receive this FREE monthly newsletter.

In this month's issue of Food, Nutrition & Science price concerns drive choices in the New Year. A majority (52%) of shoppers say price is ‘very important’ in deciding where to buy food, according to research conducted by the N.G.A. and SupermarketGuru. Their 2009 Consumer Panel, conducted online between November 2008 and January 2009, was underwritten by ConAgra Foods and surveyed 2,145 chief household shoppers. Shoppers detailed their purchase influences, eating habits and nutritional concerns.

As part of the sustainability series, we talked to Len Sauers, PhD, Vice President for Global Sustainability at P&G, about how greener consumer goods can positively impact the planet. And in Climate and Crops, your morning cup of Joe may start to cost more. Coffee production is likely to decline across Brazil due to a combination of recent dryness, the credit crunch, and biennial growth cycle. In an increasingly tough economic time, these factors are likely to urge prices higher.

In addition, the CDC and the FDA are coordinating a large scale investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, which has infected 485 persons since September 2008. So far, it looks like peanut butter and paste products may be to blame. Thus far, no association has been found with major national brand name jars of peanut butter sold in stores.

Click here to read more and sign up to receive this FREE monthly newsletter.