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  • Top 6 Food Processing Trends

    Anticipating and acting on trends can make or break a company. It pays to know which ones are still in the game and which are emerging.

    07/10/2006
  • Extreme Makeovers for Processing Plants

    Need to give your plant a facelift? Start with materials and designs that spell safety, cleanliness and a spankin’ new look.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    07/10/2006
  • Low-fat Dairy Products May Lessen Hypertension

    A recent study found consumption of higher amounts of dairy products but less saturated fat overall correlated with lower blood pressure. However, researchers cannot fully explain those results, as the difference does not seem to relate to calcium intake.

    07/03/2006
  • Survey Says Nearly Half of Consumers Don't Count Calories

    If a calorie is consumed in the forest and no one is there to count it, will it still show up on your waistline? We analyze the IFIC Food and Health Survey’s disturbing finding that 43 percent of consumers refuse to even think about keeping track of their caloric intake.

    David Feder, R.D., Editor
    07/01/2006
  • Educating Consumers about Peanut Butter

    Balance introduces consumers to the concepts of 'good' fats and omega-3 fatty acids.

    Hollis Ashman and Jacqueline Beckley, Consumer Understanding Editors
    07/01/2006
  • Ginseng Comeback

    Whatever happened to ginseng? This popular pioneer of functional ingredients was the belle of the good-for-you ball 25 years ago. Ginseng may have faded from the popularity contest point of view, but sales are still strong and it still has a myriad of uses.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Contributing Editor
    06/30/2006
  • EU Rules on Health Claims Take a Step Forward

    Ten years in the works, the European Parliament’s review of health and nutrition claims on food labels may end a longstanding prohibition against claims relating to human diseases.

    David Joy, Contributing Editor
    06/30/2006
  • Food Biz Kids: Chocolate Chex Mix

    Our 7th-grade panelists sampled a new General Mills snack product and though the ingredients were mixed, the reviews were not (mostly). All but one taster gave Chocolate Chex Mix a thumbs-up.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    06/29/2006
  • Self-Regulation of Advertising to Children

    Emotions run high when it comes to advertising to kids, but processors have an alphabet soup of tools for enacting voluntary regulations.

    Leslie Krasny, Contributing Editor
    06/29/2006
  • New Developments in Sugar Formulation

    An important product development tool, sugar provides function as well as flavor. New developments are removing calories and even the sweetness for new formulation possibilities.

    Frances Katz, Senior Technical Editor
    06/26/2006
  • A Commentary on CSPI's Latest Crusade

    The task of responding to the latest crusade from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has become almost tedious, says writer Radley Balko in this article from TCSDaily.com. He discusses CSPI's lawsuit against Kentucky Fried Chicken and its attacks on Starbucks for its "high-calorie, high-fat" drinks and pastries.

    Radley Balko, Tech Central Station contributor and Cato Institute policy analyst
    06/23/2006
  • Sanitation and Summer Pest Control

    Pests are common vectors of foodborne illness, carrying pathogens ranging from E. coli to Salmonella. Excellent sanitation is the first line of defense against pests because it removes many of the food and water sources essential to their survival. Food safety professionals should review their sanitation programs and incorporate these basic steps to help keep facilities clean and pest-free.

    Orkin Commercial Services
    06/14/2006
  • Plant Moisture Control

    Once-ignored USDA requirements for condensation control are compelling processors to take a closer look at humidity problems. Also: tips on choosing between desiccant and mechanical dehumidifiers.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    06/12/2006
  • 2006 Packaging Materials Showcase

    Our 2006 materials showcase wraps up the best of recent advances in adhesives, closures, labels, films, etc., into one accessible package.

    06/12/2006
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