Consumers are more aware today of how food contributes to health and wellness. They seek nutrient-dense products with ingredients that address heart health, aging, blood sugar control and cancer protection, or at least that contribute to their general health. As the new year dawns, food processors will amping up efforts already under way to formulate with ingredients that have some kind of health halo. Most of these ingredients are found in plant-based foods and botanicals. Chicago's Mintel Group (www.mintel.com) predicts that food and beverage processors will explore a number of plant-based food formulations in 2017, and incorporate more ancient grains, antioxidants,…Full Story
With an updated Nutrition Facts Panel due for 2018 compliance, now is the time to start planning.