Line extensions and cleaned-up formulations are nice (and safe), but this month our cover story celebrates some real breakthrough products, ones that required development of new technology or an audacious stretching of a brand.
November's Food Processing also looks at new ingredients that are elbowing their way into many products; the recent surge in innovation in soups and broths; great strides in machine vision and robotics; and the Industrial Internet of Things. Plus our regular departments on new products, food safety, news, etc.
So-called enterprise-wide applications do not address the entire needs of food processors businesses and that may be a missed opportunity for many in the industry.
Where will the FDA end up on 'added sugars' on the new Nutrition Facts Panel?
Liquid glycol and pre-insulated plastic pipe yield savings and peace of mind for Tasteful Selections.
Yesteryear's food was not safer, more convenient nor tastier than what we're 'processing' today.
Grab a hearty laugh while you submit your caption for our November cartoon.
From chia and coconut, new sweeteners, protein sources and probiotics, the contents of our foods are changing. Emerging ingredients are moving into more applications, with cleaner labels, giving formulators more choices.
Organic foods are breaking barriers, going more mainstream and leaving 'specialty' sections behind, as consumers are increasingly buying more of them. But are they really safer and more nutritious?
With the cooler weather growing cold, 'tis the season for processors to ladle up new soups and broths that provide comfort, a clean label and full-on flavor.
'Hand crafted' has artisan cache, but consistency and volume demand the kind of automation tools used by major breweries.
Two food processors shared their experiences with wireless networks, cloud computing and information management at the recent Smart Industry 2015 conference.
Great strides are occurring in machine vision, benefiting conventional sortation systems and the rapidly emerging collaborative robotics sector.
Process Expo and the International Dairy Show were co-located in Chicago's McCormick Place September 15-18. These are the highlighted products from the show.
Artisan is increasingly being used in the marketing of foods, more precisely, specialty foods.
Forget safe line extensions. These four processors took risks, developed new technologies and otherwise stretched their brands into new territory.
Spend some money on your own R&D Dept. for a better ROI.
Soups and a cornucopia of other comfort foods are on the list for our November new product rollout.
Ingredients from The International Dairy Show and SupplySide West Conference & Expo make up this month's ingredient round up.