Please fill out the Readers' Choice Awards ballot you should have gotten via e-mail on Nov. 20 or 30 - it might be worth $100. If you're a food processor (only) and didn't get one or misplaced it, send an e-mail requesting a ballot to Dave Fusaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We consulted the top experts in consumer and producer research to bring you the latest on the ingredient and product trends that affect your industry. Whether the latest hot antioxidants or the focus on healthy oils and proteins, the "in" ingredients will help attract consumers to better health.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling started a vitamin C revolution, promoting it as a panacea for cancer, heart disease and just about anything that ailed you. Then he died. OK, he was 93, but vitamin C's star quickly faded. Suddenly it's on the brink of a comeback.
Kosherfest 2006 New Products Competition winners were announced last month in New York City. Winners in 15 categories of global new kosher products, as selected by industry colleagues, were presented at the annual conference Nov. 14-15.
Those of us seeking to add wellness ingredients to our diets have a wealth of choices. Until we get to the actual products, where it seems, with few exceptions, we're restricted to beverages, bars, baked goods and breakfast foods. We need to look at other opportunities processors have to incorporate functional ingredients into the food chain.
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.