Family’s Mexican food truck to help fill out downtown Port Huron corner

Jaime E. Love

Greg Marinez, owner of The Flying Taco food truck, prepares a nacho sampler inside a pod structure at Fourth Street and Water Street in downtown Port Huron on Friday, May 13, 2022.

A family-owned Mexican food truck is slated to help turn a Port Huron corner into a new dining spot by Memorial Day weekend as part of the property owner’s vision to attract downtown visitors.

Scott Beedon, who owns the site at Water and Fourth streets under the Beedon Group LLC, is still setting up the space and looking for a tenant for a temporary pod structure on the property. The structure itself got the zoning board of appeals OK earlier this month with site plans for a future conceptual food truck court attached.

So far, though, Beedon said he’s excited to be working with one food truck to start.

And the team at the helm of that operation

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Discovering wellness in a new era of healthy food

Jaime E. Love

Healthy nutrition is the new norm, as markets globally show rising demand for healthier foods. Formulating for the new generation of health-conscious consumers remains challenging, as taste, texture, flavour and appearance matter alongside convenience and a nutritional profile. Fibre and protein enrichment, free-from, plant-based nutritional choices, sugar, salt and fat reduction, fresh-keeping for sustainable health, clean label, healthy indulgence are all a focus for Univar Solutions.

Bakery, snacks, beverages, dairy and active nutrition are some of the key categories seeing consumer drive for healthy nutrition.

“Today’s consumers are constantly on the lookout for cleaner labels, less sugar, salt and fat, fibre and protein fortification, and meat- and dairy-free choices with an enhanced sensorial experience,” said Natalia McDonagh, head of marketing and technical sales for food ingredients, EMEA at Univar Solutions.

She continued: “Consumers are effectively becoming mindful nutritionists, educating themselves on what they need for health and wellness. They are

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