August 2014 Issue
Our annual Top 100© list graces the August 2014 issue of Food Processing. The Top 100 is a list of the largest food and beverage processors in the U.S. and Canada. Also in the August issue are stories on fermentation's use for ingredients; third-party audits that are becoming on overload on plant managers; and our Wellness Foods section, which leads off with a story on gluten-free formulating. Plus our regular departments look at packaging, the past month's new products, food safety, news, etc.
Interest in probiotic use and potential health claims grows, while regulations follow more slowly.
By now, most people have heard of gluten and many are trying to avoid it, even where it doesn’t exist.
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This month's food funny cartoon puts a humorous spin on the age-old question.
The omega-3 fatty acids, superstars of nutrition and health, find breakfast items a perfect medium from which to work their magic.
Recent findings emphasize the connection between diet and managing the disease.
Fermentation is being used to create a number of ingredients that constitute improvements on the cost or purity of the natural sources.
Suppliers are responding to the need for both flexibility and product differentiation with multi-tasking bag makers.
A word to food marketers: Don’t get bogged down at either extreme of planning.
Hoarded cash and low interest rates are put to use in strategic buying.
Water is the primary ingredient in virtually all beverages, but process water can create as many problems as it solves. Using less water is the solution — except when it's not.
Shorter production runs and more-frequent machine changeovers drive down overall equipment effectiveness, a problem addressed with a precision measurement tool for high-speed machines.
Transparency gives bottles and jars a boost as processors push for greater product visibility.
The Food Institute recorded 311 mergers in the food industry in 2013; a total that is roughly the same as 2012.
This year's list of the top food and beverage companies has been altered mostly by domestic buying.
Our monthly digest of new food and beverage products introduced to consumers.