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  • Smart Ingredients for a Healthy Brain

    Maintaining the health of our brains as we age is a growing market for food & beverage products. Increasing evidence shows certain foods and ingredients can help nourish the brain and support cognitive health.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    04/10/2017
  • Processors Integrating More Fiber and Grains into Products

    Consumers are catching on to the importance whole grains and fiber play. Fiber in particular, is going through two big regulatory changes as the definition of what qualifies as fiber and an increase in its recommended daily value.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    04/04/2017
  • Formulation Trends: Sodium Stand-Ins

    Salt adds taste, stabilizes the leavening process and acts as natural preservative. But food companies are faced with reducing salt in many foods. What they replace it with depends on the formulation, and must be carefully selected.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    03/07/2017
  • Dairy Processors Continue to Innovate

    Yogurt still leads the category in innovation; all sub-categories are reducing sugar and cleaning up labels.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    03/03/2017
  • Ingredients for Bone Health

    Bone health is closely connected to diet. Incorporating vitamin D, minerals such as magnesium and compounds like polyphenols into food & beverage formulations helps protect and build bones.

    Lauren R Hartman, Product Development Editor
    02/08/2017
  • Preparing for the New Nutrition Facts Panel

    With a separate added sugar listing and other changes, the new Nutrition Facts panel will require some work, and perhaps reformulations, before the 2018 effective date.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    02/06/2017
  • Squeezing the Colors out of Fruits and Vegetables

    Health concerns about ingredients in processed foods have changed the color palette to hues with simpler, cleaner ingredients. The heightened awareness about additives means manufacturers must continue reformulating products, which promises both challenges and opportunities.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    01/30/2017
  • Emerging Healthful Ingredients for 2017

    Pulses, sprouted grains and other plant proteins, superfoods and natural sweeteners should be in your toolbox for 2017.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    12/06/2016
  • FDA Needs to Define ‘Natural’ Food

    Despite the close of the public comment period, the FDA has not committed itself to a definition of 'natural.'

    David L. Wallace of Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP
    07/06/2016
  • 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
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