April 2014 Issue
It's going to be a big year for food and beverage manufacturing, judging by the data in our annual Capital Spending Report. Our survey of some of the largest companies turns up a collective 15 percent increase in capital expenditure budgets this year. Other plant ops-related stories look at continuous improvement and wastewater treatment. Our main product development stories chronicle the quest for clean and "natural" labels and current trends in sauce formulations. And this being a Wellness Foods month, that section explores GMOs, satiety, PHOs and sweeteners. Read the digital issue.
There has been a steady stream of new, often natural sweeteners.
Rather than the 70-90 percent failure rate, our marketing expert's research indicates 66 percent are successful.
For a generation now, most of the corn, soy, canola and sugar beets grown in the U.S. have been genetically modified. But non-GMO labeling is growing.
Think you've got what it takes to be crowned the funniest food processor of April 2014? Try your hand by submitting a caption for our monthly caption contest.
The lowly nut has the ability to grow an entire tree. Now that’s food power you just have to respect!
The FDA announcement spurs development of palm oil and other replacement blends.
There is a slight difference between the two, and food processors are advised to understand the subtleties.
Whether taking out salt or sugar or mixing in bold flavors, a fresh, robust taste is key to any processed sauce.
Fair Trade Certified ingredients continue to expand into new categories around the grocery store.
Anticipating what can go wrong and devising systems that minimize threats to a business’ viability are the essence of risk management, and food companies have multiple options to accomplish that.
Smart and active packages deliver entertainment, information and an improved product experience.
Small brewers are among the leaders in our annual look at construction, which foresees a 15 percent increase.
Dieters aren’t the only ones cutting down on fat. Most food companies are encouraging their staffs to learn the ways of lean manufacturing.
Are consumers not interested or is it too soon to tell?
Back-end treatment is the end game, but reducing water use throughout the process is a huge aid.
These new food and beverage products will surely put a 'spring' in your step...and on the shelves of grocers.
For food safety, Beaverton Foods needed to heat even the hopper feeding a filler.
An optical sorter ensures zero defects in pasta line.
The companies are smaller but numerous, all claiming the Next Big Thing.