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  • Product Focus: Condiments

    We take a look at what's adding an extra dash of flavor to foods with this product focus on condiments and dressings.

    02/14/2017
  • How Product Developers are Reducing Added Sugars

    With added sugars highlighted on the updated Nutrition Facts label panels, product developers face increased pressure to reduce them in foods and beverages. Sugar substitutes and other tricks can maintain a sweet taste and functional performance.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    02/06/2017
  • 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
  • Food Companies Putting a New Spin on Formulating Snack Foods

    Snacks are big business as consumption escalates. New spins on familiar formulations plus category breakers feature clean, free-from and plant-based ingredients as well as snazzy flavors.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    01/06/2017
  • Formulation Trends for 2017

    In 2017, processed foods and beverages will reflect the impact of updated regulations and the laser focus on healthier, free-from ingredients and macronutrients. Clean-label will be more heavily emphasized as will exotic flavors and more nutrients like protein.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    12/30/2016
  • Product Focus: Holiday Inspirations

    'Tis the season for flavors from eggnog to hot cocoa to pumpkin spice. Although these flavors can be found in all types of holiday-inspired foods, the candy category leads the way with seasonal flavor innovations.

    12/20/2016
  • What The New Food Demographics Mean for Food and Beverage

    America's food demographics, like its melting pot, continue to change. Our lifestyles, culture and eating habits are increasingly more multicultural and diverse. We uncover new demographic data on some of the changes in taking place in the U.S. with regard to food.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    11/07/2016
  • Ingredients Come Under Fire

    From PHOs to azodicarbonamide, certain ingredients are being singled out by the government and consumers as candidates for replacement.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    11/03/2016
  • Secrets to Sauces and Marinades

    Condiments, dressings and marinades are kicking it up with bolder, hotter and spicier creations and fusions that don't skimp on flavor.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    11/03/2016
  • Product Focus: Fall Seasonal Goods

    Seasonal, limited-edition offerings aren't just a treat for consumers; food and beverage processors get in on the holiday-infused joy as well.

    10/07/2016
  • Plant Protein Popularity Picks Up

    Plant sources of proteins possess some benefits over animal-sourced ingredients. However, how do they stack up nutritionally?

    Claudia O’Donnell, Contributing Editor
    10/06/2016
  • Lunch Gets a Makeover

    Whether it's microwavable bowls or replacement snacking, mid-day meals are changing, but there are opportunities to provide portable, convenient, even grab-and-go items that are not only tasty but healthy.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    10/06/2016
  • The Inside Scoop on Outsourcing Product Development

    Outsourcing some product development and R&D projects offers added flexibility, saves time and money and frees processors to work on other important tasks.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    10/03/2016
  • Manufacturers Seeking Natural Ways to Extend Foods' Shelf Life

    Keeping food fresh, safe and appealing is the ultimate goal of any food manufacturer, but there are new challenges now that clean, free-from ingredients and minimal processing are in such high demand.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    09/12/2016
  • Developing Foods for Millennials

    Millennials value freshness, authenticity, daring flavors and atypical eating occasions (like snacking). Food & beverage developers can capitalize on the food buying behaviors, influences, nutritional concerns and vast eating potential of this age group.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    09/08/2016
  • Cheers to Spicy Alcoholic Beverages

    From spicy apple ciders to savory bonanza Bloody Marys, a popular trend in alcoholic beverages is muy caliente.

    Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor
    08/23/2016
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