Glycemic Index is Just Wrong
The American Assn. of Cereal Chemists International's needs to take a stand regarding its set of definitions for glycemic index, according to David Feder, editor of Wellness Foods.
New Breed of Weight-Loss Foods
America's obsession with its waistline has made the food industry pay closer attention to a new breed of diet- and weight-friendly foods.
Minerals are categorized by how much the human body requires 100 mg per day or more of an element and its considered a major mineral. Less than that, the element is referred to as a trace mineral.
Children Have Different Dietary Requirements than Adults
The overwhelming attention paid to the childhood obesity crisis these days is laudable. Unfortunately, some approaches are forgetting a key factor: Children are not miniature adults. For some processors, this means it's back-to-school time.
2nd Annual Wisconsin Potato Taste Tour Features Variety
Ask the chefs attending the 2nd Annual Wisconsin Potato Taste Tour what surprised them the most about the tour, and the answer was unanimous: the number of specialty varieties Wisconsin potato farmers grow, and the research being done on those varieties.
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.
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.
Applying Lean to Sanitation
A recent FSIS notice allows for extended time between cleanups; lean sanitation can get you there and safely save you 33 percent in costs.
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.
Nestle Crunch Stixx
Nestle has created a new form for its popular (but old 1938) Crunch bar: Crunch Stixx. The remake moves the product to a more premium space and also makes it more convenient. Nestle rolls novelty, demographics, premiumness and convenience into Nestles Crunch Stixx.
FDA Reports on Allergen Contamination
If the food industry continues to show awareness of the dangers of food allergens, FDA and Congress likely will continue with a measured and deliberative approach.