2006

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  • 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.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    06/12/2006
  • 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.

    09/29/2006
  • Pasta Category Redefined with Healthier Options

    Efforts to bring pasta back to consumers with high-antioxidant, organic, whole-grain and multi-grain products are redefining the category.

    Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., Contributing Editor
    02/06/2006
  • Organic Foods are Where Innovation and Sales Growth Meet

    A visit to the "Power of Five" conglomeration of food shows in Chicago last month left the distinct impression that organic foods "are where it's at" in terms of innovation and sales growth.

    David Feder, R.D., Editor
    06/05/2006
  • 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?

    09/06/2006
  • 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.

    MaryEllen Fillo, The Hartford Courant
    09/30/2006
  • Optimum ReBound Cereal

    Nature’s Path helps morning exercisers refuel their muscles with Optimum ReBound cereal.

    Hollis Ashman and Jacqueline Beckley, Consumer Understanding Editors
    09/06/2006
  • 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.

    09/26/2006
  • 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.

    David Feder, R.D., Editor
    09/28/2006
  • 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.

    Kantha Shelke, Ph.D. and Mark Messina, Ph.D.
    06/05/2006
  • 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.

    Kantha Shelke, Ingredients Editor
    05/30/2006
  • 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.

    10/30/2006
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