May 2014 Issue
Less truly new product development, a longer product development cycle and more use of open innovation are the highlights gleaned from our 43rd annual R&D Survey – which is the cover story of Food Processing’s May issue. Right behind it is IRI's Pacesetters, the best-selling new products of 2013. Find out why these products were hits right out of the box.
Our Product Development feature looks at finding the right sweetener for your beverage. Our Plant Operations section looks at ROI on conveyors, track and trace systems and sanitation's role in allergen control. Some nifty new pouches grace our packaging story. Plus our regular departments look at the past month's new products, food safety, news, etc.
Below you will find the online versions of the stories included in our May issue.
Follow the lead of upmarket entrepreneurs; break away from legacy behaviors.
One of the greatest dangers for the food industry is that consumers will develop their own conclusions about the safety of nano before the science is there.
The NHANES database has a wealth of free information, including consumption, not sales data.
Processors are rethinking and improving existing products and make new ones possible thanks to advances in pouch packaging.
A reader asks about ergonomic issues and slippery floor concerns. See what our experts had to say.
A reader needs help troubleshooting odors in his production facility.
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of these witnesses, to join Food Company A and Food Company B in mergers and acquisitions.
The agency recently closed the comment period on a possible ban on partially hydrogenated oils.
While a more responsive track-and-trace system is mandated under FSMA, processors are looking to private, nongovernmental organizations for technology and software solutions.
Conveying systems are the infrastructure of automated production, and cost per foot is only a starting point in calculating total cost of ownership.
Natural non-nutritive sweeteners offer opportunities in beverages when the formulation rings clear and clean.
Unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims have no place in this business.
May's new products are sure to keep consumers savoring convenience this summer.