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  • 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
  • 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
  • Organic Food May be the New Look of Healthy

    Organic foods are breaking barriers, going more mainstream and leaving 'specialty' sections behind, as consumers are increasingly buying more of them. But are they really safer and more nutritious?

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    10/30/2015
  • 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
  • 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
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