Batch Standard 'Revolutionizes' Brewhouse Operations
ISA's S88 batch management standard to "facilitate and homogenize control of our batch processes" has revolutionized the beverage industry, according to Francisco Kellerhoff, corporate automation manager for Venezuela's Polar Brewery, and keynote speaker at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum at Automation Fair 2006.
Hemp Seed High in Protein and Omega Oils
Hemp seed, once an annoying ingredient those most likely to encounter it, crept into the food chain a few years ago. But the move to make the tiny little green seeds into something profitable didn't seem to get off the ground until recently. It turns out that, while the seeds of the cannabis plant won't get you high, they could get you healthy - as a good source of protein and omega oils.
Customized Holiday Food Products
Customized holiday food products will spread good cheer ... and your name, according to Diane Toops, in her monthly Food Processing column.
Focus on: Childhood Obesity
In spite of all the press and the studies and the looming health issues, it appears parents are just not that concerned about childhood obesity.
Time to Publicly Research Nanotechnology
The food industry needs to publicly research the technology, assess benefits and risks and take a unified stand, according to Food Processing's Editor Dave Fusaro, in his monthly column.
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.
Favorite Products of 2006
The editors, contributing writers, Editorial Advisory Board and readers of Food Processing collectively picked eight top product of the past year: Dannon Activia, PepsiCo's Diet Pepsi Jazz, Kool Freeze's Kulfi bars, Birds Eye Foods Steamfresh, Campbell V8 V-Fusion, Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers, Nspired Natural Foods - OCocos cocoa crisps, and Kellogg Co.'s Special K Protein Meal and Snack Bars and Special K20 Protein Waters.
The Future Impact of Nanoingredients
Nanoingredients will have a profound impact on raw material sourcing for food processing and will radically change how foods affect our physiology.
Nanotechnology in Processing and Packaging
Nanotechnologys promises may be fulfilled earlier in the processing and packaging areas than in the ingredient realm, with improved filtration, new structural materials and sensors that detect pathogens.
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.
Kosher Foodservice Grows Rapidly
Kosher also is growing rapidly in the foodservice sector, but the formulation and handling restrictions are just as considerable as they are for packaged foods.
Regulating Food Nanotechnology
In addition to questions about how FDA will address food nanotechnology is the question of consumer acceptance. Hopefully, we will not see a repeat of the war against genetically modified foods.
A New Path for David Neuman
Motivation and marketing expertise lead to winning track record for Miami-based Lucini Italia, a maker of award-winning extra virgin olive oil, single estate vinegars and hand made tomato sauces. Food Processing caught up with David Neuman, president, and asked for a taste of his plans to increase brand awareness.
2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 51-100
The top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.