2006

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  • Young Cooks Look for Easy Ways to Wow

    Cooking is an option, not an obligation for 20-Something cooks; but they want to improve their cooking skills.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    02/01/2006
  • WTO Sides with U.S. on GM Crops

    What the World Trade Organization decided on biotech foods in the European Union, and what it means to American producers.

    David Joy, Contributing Editor
    04/11/2006
  • Whole Grains Hard to Find in Foodservice

    Consumers are getting the whole-grain message, but have trouble finding these wholesome products when they dine out.

    Kantha Shelke, Ingredients Editor
    04/11/2006
  • What Processors are Doing to Improve Energy Management

    Energy management suddenly has taken on grave importance. Read what Tyson, ConAgra, Publix and other processors are doing to reduce consumption and find altneratives.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    02/13/2006
  • 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.

    12/07/2006
  • 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.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D.
    12/07/2006
  • 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 product’s popularity, Ocean Spray is adding production capacity at a fast pace.

    09/28/2006
  • 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.

    Ricky Smith, CMRP, Contributing Editor
    09/12/2006
  • 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.

    Abbey Klaassen, Ad Age Editor
    03/09/2006
  • 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.

    Heidi Parsons, Digital Managing Editor
    07/18/2006
  • Umami Gets a Lot of Publicity

    The fifth basic taste sensation has been getting a lot of publicity lately.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    05/01/2006
  • UK Consumers in Control of their Health

    The opportunity lies in maintaining taste and offering real product improvement while also remaining true to your product category.

    Barbara Katz, HealthFocus International
    09/12/2006
  • 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 there’s a recurrent or chronic problem, it’s imperative to have background information or, better yet, a strong suspicion of what’s wrong before the service providers, inside or outside the company, are called.

    Steven P. Thomsen, P.E.
    09/12/2006
  • Trident Splash Peppermint and Vanilla

    They came, they saw, they chewed, and then our 7th grade panelists concluded, "Peppermint and vanilla mix well."

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    04/11/2006
  • 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.

    David Feder, R.D., Editor
    11/01/2006
  • 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.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    12/01/2006
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