Looking both forward and backward from the vantage point of New Year's Eve, 2014 may well be remembered as the calm before the storms of 2015. Several big issues loom for the food and beverage industry. All of them went begging for solution in the old year but look to be headed for some degree of resolution in 2015: Ban on partially hydrogenated oils 2015 Dietary Guidelines National policy on GMOs Greater transparency All are strongly consumer-oriented and all have the potential to profoundly change the way you formulate your products ... and do business. Some old adage says every challenge also carries opportunity, but these look to be purely challenges, forced changes…Full Story
With the worst of the Great Recession behind them, food production professionals entered the New Year with fewer questions and more answers about their companies’ and personal paths forward.