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  • Private Label Products Can One-Up the National Brands

    Along with the usual knock-offs, novel and innovative store brand products were demonstrated at the recent Private Label Trade Show.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor, and Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    01/06/2016
  • Processed Meats Are Improving Their Image

    Meat got a black eye in 2015, from animal rights issues to efforts to remove it from the Dietary Guidelines to the World Health Organization cancer report. Are there ways to clean up processed meats labels and maintain their flavor and food safety?

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    01/05/2016
  • Energy Foods Witness a Renewal

    Whether they're a fad or a mainstay, energy foods are hot right now. Their solid nutrition will make many products perennial favorites.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    11/23/2015
  • Four Breakthrough Food and Beverage Products

    Forget safe line extensions. These four processors took risks, developed new technologies and otherwise stretched their brands into new territory.

    Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    11/13/2015
  • Flavor Trends: Soups Ladle Up the Flavor

    With the cooler weather growing cold, 'tis the season for processors to ladle up new soups and broths that provide comfort, a clean label and full-on flavor.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    11/02/2015
  • What's Next in Ingredients?

    From chia and coconut, new sweeteners, protein sources and probiotics, the contents of our foods are changing. Emerging ingredients are moving into more applications, with cleaner labels, giving formulators more choices.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    10/30/2015
  • Functional Fibers of the Future

    Fiber is proving to be more than just another carbohydrate, showing promise as a medicinally functional nutraceutical.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Technical Editor
    10/09/2015
  • Is the Upswing in Organics Leveling Off?

    The healthier food revolution is extending to organic foods and beverages. Some believe the upswing in organics is leveling off, but more processors and retailers are entering the fray.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    09/25/2015
  • Food Formulations Get Spirited Flavor Boost

    Everything from craft beers to ruby ports and smoky whiskeys are pouring it on to enhance existing flavors or add greater interest to the ordinary.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    09/24/2015
  • New Strategies for Sodium

    Sodium presents a conflict for processors from several sides.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Technical Editor
    09/22/2015
  • Ingredient Manufacturers Do Flavors a Favor

    Safe, clean flavor enhancement is the name of the game, so processors need to take extra care when modulating taste.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    08/25/2015
  • Rebuilding the Golden Arches

    McDonald's should take some cues from the processing side of the business.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    08/25/2015
  • Food Color Evolves As Consumers Push for Cleaner Labels

    Colors no doubt enhance the look and quality perception of food, but the health conscious movement is prompting more demand for natural colorants. So far, going natural isn't as easy as it sounds.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    08/25/2015
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