Editorial Preview: November 2007
Find out what will be featured next on FoodProcessing.com and in the upcoming issues of Food Processing and Wellness Foods. Be sure to check back for the latest articles, news and columns before you see it in print.
2006 Reader's Choice Awards
Please fill out the Readers' Choice Awards ballot you should have gotten via e-mail on Nov. 20 or 30 - it might be worth $100. If you're a food processor (only) and didn't get one or misplaced it, send an e-mail requesting a ballot to Dave Fusaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Food Trends for 2007
We consulted the top experts in consumer and producer research to bring you the latest on the ingredient and product trends that affect your industry. Whether the latest hot antioxidants or the focus on healthy oils and proteins, the "in" ingredients will help attract consumers to better health.
Vitamin C's Comeback
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling started a vitamin C revolution, promoting it as a panacea for cancer, heart disease and just about anything that ailed you. Then he died. OK, he was 93, but vitamin C's star quickly faded. Suddenly it's on the brink of a comeback.
Kosherfest 2006 New Products Competition Winners
Kosherfest 2006 New Products Competition winners were announced last month in New York City. Winners in 15 categories of global new kosher products, as selected by industry colleagues, were presented at the annual conference Nov. 14-15.
Trendlets Can Take You Places
Trends you can take to the bank; trendlets can take you somewhere, according to Diane Toops in her monthly column in Food Processing.
The Four Bs of Nutraceuticals
Those of us seeking to add wellness ingredients to our diets have a wealth of choices. Until we get to the actual products, where it seems, with few exceptions, we're restricted to beverages, bars, baked goods and breakfast foods. We need to look at other opportunities processors have to incorporate functional ingredients into the food chain.
Kellogg - The Original Health Food Company
Its 2001 acquisition of Keebler not only grew the company and brought it into the world of snacks, it forced a financial and manufacturing discipline that serves Kellogg well today.
Considerations for Nut Processing
Armed with health claims and consumer affinity, nuts of all types bring cachet to foodservice products ... but not without handling and formulating considerations.
December 2006 New Food Rollout
December's best new food products include Lucini Italia's gourmet soups and sauces; Walkers' Luxury Scottish Cookies; seasonal teas from Bigelow Tea Co.; Planters Nut Lovers Mixes; three varieties of Cognac from Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc.; and Bellagio Sipping Chocolate from Caffe D'Amore.
Establishing Effective Equipment Maintenance
Reliability programs usually fail because of poor implementation. Be diligent and implement reliability initiatives and you can realize your goal of establishing a useful reliability program.