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  • Considerations for Nut Processing

    Armed with health claims and consumer affinity, nuts of all types bring cachet to foodservice products ... but not without handling and formulating considerations.

    Kantha Shelke, Ingredients Editor
    11/27/2006
  • December 2006 New Food Rollout

    December's best new food products include Lucini Italia's gourmet soups and sauces; Walkers' Luxury Scottish Cookies; seasonal teas from Bigelow Tea Co.; Planters Nut Lovers Mixes; three varieties of Cognac from Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc.; and Bellagio Sipping Chocolate from Caffe D'Amore.

    11/27/2006
  • Establishing Effective Equipment Maintenance

    Reliability programs usually fail because of poor implementation. Be diligent and implement reliability initiatives and you can realize your goal of establishing a useful reliability program.

    Daryl Mather, Plant Services
    11/14/2006
  • Lighting Control Improves Economical and Environmental Performance

    Lighting control is among the strategies that improve economic and environmental performance. Such systems can curb lighting energy costs by more than 50%, defer lamp replacement costs by cutting burn hours and encourage predictive maintenance practices.

    Sheila Kennedy, Plant Services
    11/14/2006
  • Batch Standard 'Revolutionizes' Brewhouse Operations

    ISA's S88 batch management standard to "facilitate and homogenize control of our batch processes" has revolutionized the beverage industry, according to Francisco Kellerhoff, corporate automation manager for Venezuela's Polar Brewery, and keynote speaker at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum at Automation Fair 2006.

    11/09/2006
  • Hemp Seed High in Protein and Omega Oils

    Hemp seed, once an annoying ingredient those most likely to encounter it, crept into the food chain a few years ago. But the move to make the tiny little green seeds into something profitable didn't seem to get off the ground until recently. It turns out that, while the seeds of the cannabis plant won't get you high, they could get you healthy - as a good source of protein and omega oils.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D.
    11/07/2006
  • Customized Holiday Food Products

    Customized holiday food products will spread good cheer ... and your name, according to Diane Toops, in her monthly Food Processing column.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    11/01/2006
  • Focus on: Childhood Obesity

    In spite of all the press and the studies and the looming health issues, it appears parents are just not that concerned about childhood obesity.

    Barbara Katz, HealthFocus International
    11/01/2006
  • Time to Publicly Research Nanotechnology

    The food industry needs to publicly research the technology, assess benefits and risks and take a unified stand, according to Food Processing's Editor Dave Fusaro, in his monthly column.

    Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    11/01/2006
  • Trends from the Natural Products Expo East

    The Natural Products Expo East, held last month in Baltimore, showcased thousands of new products for health and wellness as usual. But there were also some interesting trends worth taking note of. Sustainable and Free-Trade are making aggressive inroads, cherries are back, and editor David Feder admits he was wrong about the popularity of açai.

    David Feder, R.D., Editor
    11/01/2006
  • Favorite Products of 2006

    The editors, contributing writers, Editorial Advisory Board and readers of Food Processing collectively picked eight top product of the past year: Dannon Activia, PepsiCo's Diet Pepsi Jazz, Kool Freeze's Kulfi bars, Birds Eye Foods Steamfresh, Campbell V8 V-Fusion, Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers, Nspired Natural Foods - O’Cocos cocoa crisps, and Kellogg Co.'s Special K Protein Meal and Snack Bars and Special K20 Protein Waters.

    Diane Toops, David Feder and Dave Fusaro
    10/30/2006
  • The Future Impact of Nanoingredients

    Nanoingredients will have a profound impact on raw material sourcing for food processing and will radically change how foods affect our physiology.

    Kantha Shelke, Ingredients Editor
    10/30/2006
  • Nanotechnology in Processing and Packaging

    Nanotechnology’s promises may be fulfilled earlier in the processing and packaging areas than in the ingredient realm, with improved filtration, new structural materials and sensors that detect pathogens.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    10/30/2006
  • Pom Wonderful's Pomegranate Tea

    The pomegranate people mix their bitter but popular juice with black tea for a hybrid that tasters found to be Wonderful.

    Hollis Ashman and Jacqueline Beckley, Consumer Understanding Editors
    10/30/2006
  • November 2006 New Food Rollout

    This month's best new food products include fruit parafaits from Dole Food Co. Inc; Roasted Vegetable Ritz from Kraft Foods; Crunchy Nut Sweet and Salty Granola Bars from Kellogg Co.; Hershey's Cacoa Reserve; Betty Crocker Seasoned Skillets from General Mills and Ball Park Top It!'s from Sara Lee Food and Beverage.

    10/30/2006
  • Fast and Easy is the Packaging Imperative

    At home and on the go, fast and easy is the packaging imperative. New innovations provide single-serve solutions for products ranging from vegetables to wine.

    Kate Bertrand Connolly, Packaging Editor
    10/30/2006
  • Kosher Foodservice Grows Rapidly

    Kosher also is growing rapidly in the foodservice sector, but the formulation and handling restrictions are just as considerable as they are for packaged foods.

    David Feder, R.D., Editor
    10/30/2006
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