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.
Vibration Equipment Reduces Dried Fruit Stickiness
With the trend for portable yet healthful foods, Ocean Spray Craisins -- sweetened dried cranberries -- are in high demand. To keep pace with the products popularity, Ocean Spray is adding production capacity at a fast pace.
Use Leading KPIs to Spot Trouble
Does your plant have reliability issues and a hard time meeting production targets? Metrics such as key performance indicators (KPIs), when identified and aligned properly, can save your plant, your job and your career. So grab a pen, open your mind and get ready to learn.
Unilever Uses Cooking Show to Market to Latinos
Unilever is playing on a Latin love of cooking and the surprising dearth of food programs on Spanish-language TV for the company's biggest-ever Hispanic effort for its food brands. "Desafio del Sabor" (The Flavor Challenge) kicks off this week, starting with a call to submit favorite recipes at storefront events across the country and ending with a televised cook-off on national television. Recipes must include at least one of 10 participating Unilever food brands.
Uniform Handling Critical to Food Safety
In this exclusive interview, Al Baroudi, Ph.D., president of president of Food Safety Institute International, discusses what drives his relentless pursuit of food safety and what makes handling of uniforms a critical control point.
Troubleshoot Hydraulics the Smart Way
Plant managers, building engineers and project managers have an inherent stake in the productivity and health of their hydraulic equipment. When theres a recurrent or chronic problem, its imperative to have background information or, better yet, a strong suspicion of whats wrong before the service providers, inside or outside the company, are called.
Trends from the Natural Products Expo East
The Natural Products Expo East, held last month in Baltimore, showcased thousands of new products for health and wellness as usual. But there were also some interesting trends worth taking note of. Sustainable and Free-Trade are making aggressive inroads, cherries are back, and editor David Feder admits he was wrong about the popularity of açai.
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.