Vol. 9, No. 7

July 2007

PQ Systems

Recalculating control limits

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases


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Data in everyday life:
Who eats ice cream, and how much?

Every Friday during the summer, we at PQ Systems eat ice cream in the afternoon. So do other people, apparently, as this data charted by CHARTrunner indicates. According to USDA, per capita ice cream consumption peaked at 23 pounds in 1946. People celebrated the World War II victory and sugar rationing was lifted. Per capita consumption from 1949 through 1987 was relatively constant. Since 1988, U.S. consumers have generally eaten less ice cream overall. They have also shifted to ice cream with higher milkfat and higher price, in addition to frozen yogurt and other dairy products from the freezer.

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