Plant Moisture Control
Once-ignored USDA requirements for condensation control are compelling processors to take a closer look at humidity problems. Also: tips on choosing between desiccant and mechanical dehumidifiers.
Perfecting the Plastic Package
The 19th annual DuPont Awards find innovation the world over. The awards honor not just the packaging but also the technology and processes, equipment and converters that create the end-use packages. Nominations are accepted from both packaged goods marketers and from companies directly involved in the creation of the packages. Take a look at this year's winners.
Organic By Any Other Name
The boom in demand for organic foods and ingredients threatens to outpace supply. Yet some companies are coming under fire for allegedly fudging what is truly organic. The question is, do the cows have to be happy for the milk to be organic?
Options Grow for Gluten Intolerant
As the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease has risen dramatically in the United States to an estimated one in 120 people, so have the variety and availability of products that make cooking or eating gluten free anything but medicinal.
Optimum ReBound Cereal
Natures Path helps morning exercisers refuel their muscles with Optimum ReBound cereal.
October 2006 New Food Rollout
Grip-n-Dip Chicken Strips for kids from ConAgra; Coca-Cola's Dasani and Powerade go grape; Oscar Mayer Fast Franks from Kraft Food; "pure" juices from Tropicana; stand-up taco shells from General Mills; and Corelli brand pasta sauce in a box from The Kroger Co.
Nuts Reclaiming Status as Health Food
With the emphasis on nutraceutical value carrying more weight than simple caloric content, nuts are reclaiming their rightful place as a health food.
Nutrition's Effect on Menopause
Today, more than a third of the contemporary woman's life is in menopausal and post-menopausal phases. Not surprisingly, more functional foods are addressing major needs of women.
Nutrigenomics Looks at Connections Between Diet and Genetics
Nutrigenomics - the systematic study of the biology of nutrition - looks at the interactions among diet, health and genetics. This field is revolutionizing the study of nutrition and challenging "one-size-fits-all" approaches that attempt to improve health with simplistic low-calorie, low-fat or low-cholesterol diets for large populations.
November 2006 New Food Rollout
This month's best new food products include fruit parafaits from Dole Food Co. Inc; Roasted Vegetable Ritz from Kraft Foods; Crunchy Nut Sweet and Salty Granola Bars from Kellogg Co.; Hershey's Cacoa Reserve; Betty Crocker Seasoned Skillets from General Mills and Ball Park Top It!'s from Sara Lee Food and Beverage.