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Beef Recall Raises Tempers Over Animal Cruelty

Editor David Feder hopes this adjunct editorial about the nations biggest food recall over suspect beef and animal cruelty will make you as angry as he is.

Food Processors Target Women's Heart Health

Heart disease kills several million women each year, but food processors are targeting it in the campaign to enhance women’s heart health.

Energy Costs Force Cooking Innovation

Energy costs are forcing innovations on the traditional cooking processes.

Food Processors Need To Reconsider Energy-Intensive Systems

After decades of cheap fuel, processors need to reconsider energy-intensive systems for cooking, refrigerating and transporting food products.

Pros And Cons Of Food Recall Authority

There are reasons why giving FDA recall powers may not have a positive impact on food safety.

Trends In Mixing And Blending

As food ingredient trends go, so go trends in equipment.

Trendy Fruits, Nuts, And Vegetables

From heirloom potatoes and tomatoes to near-superfruits cranberries and blueberries, consumers are nuts about nature’s health benefits.

Consumers Look To Food For Brain Health

Consumer quest for preserving brain health is propelling awareness of ingredients to maintain or improve cognitive function.

New Iron Formulations Make Iron-Rich Foods Easier

New formulations for iron are making it easier for processors to include the vital metal in beverages and foods.

Enhanced Waters Mean Instant Nutrition To Consumers

Enhanced waters are the preferred choice of consumers seeking nutrition and wellness in an instant format.

Software Helps Plants Integrate Cross-Functional Platforms

Islands of automation are giving way to plant-wide (even enterprise-wide) efforts that yield performance analysis and front-office profit maximization.

Special Report: 2008 R&D Survey

Our annual survey finds R&D adapting to tighter economic times.

Top-Selling Food Products of 2007

Last year’s top new products focused on low-sodium, probiotics and fiber to manage health problems, according to the annual IRI list.

Find Outside Product Development Help While Still Keeping Your Secrets

You can still keep your secrets while gaining new perspective and expertise by finding outside product development help.

How to Manage International Expansion

You can’t run foreign plants from Springdale or Buffalo, but you can put in place the proper local infrastructure to increase the chances of success.

How to Make Planned Shutdowns a Safer Bet

The highest-pressure situation your maintenance department might ever encounter is a planned downtime. A large amount of work is scheduled into a small amount of time but the deadline for resuming production is just around the corner. There can be great gains to be made by increasing reliability ...

Corn-Based Ethanol an Unexpected Obstacle to Sustainability

In addition to driving up food prices, corn-based ethanol is standing in the way of developing other alternative fuels.

Pepperidge Farm Develops Double-Fiber Bread

Pepperidge Farm does its competitors one serving better, delivering a tasty whole-grain bread that might take some getting used to.

Snack Manufacturers Drive Packaging Innovation

Snack food manufacturers are some of the most innovator packagers. Portion control, convenience and sustainability are driving their changes.

Food Biz Kids: Hahn’s Yogurt and Cream Cheese Spread a Great Bagel Topper

Combining yogurt and cream cheese is a winning combination.

Ensuring Safe Ingredients

The supply chain is in the capable hands of processors

Growing Trends in Healthful Baby and Toddler Foods

The growing trends in healthful foods finally spilled over to better foods for babies and toddlers

How Seven CEOs will Change the Food Industry

Fourteen of the 15 largest food companies have changed CEOs in the past three years. Here’s a look at how seven of them will change the food industry.

The Rise and Fall of the FMI Supermarket Show

The rise and fall of the FMI Supermarket Show

Renovate for Sustainability

Environmental sustainability and its little brother, energy efficiency, drive many current plant renovations.

Lignans A Valuable Component of Flax

We’ve been putting flax on our cereal as a plant source of highly valuable omega-3 fatty acids, but look for the word lignan to begin popping up on labels of foods with added flax, much as isoflavones became the reason for our expanded appetite for soy products.

Vitamin B12 Pumps Up Energy Drinks

When formulating energy drinks for consumers, beverage manufacturers rely on Vitamin B12.

Footage from Natural Products Expo West 2008

David Feder speaks with Naturex's Jacques Dikansky, Melissa's World's Robert Schueller, Blue California's Cecilia McCollum and Lipogen's David Ruttenberg at this year's Natural Products Expo West

Toops Blog: Color controversy

Claiming a link to hyperactivity in children, CSPI petitions FDA to ban artificial food colors.

More Choices on Restaurant Menus in 2008

Name of the game for restaurant menus in 2008 – more choices

Progressive Companies Uplift Snacking

The modern approach to snacking is changing as progressive companies make an effort to lift snacking to its original status

2008 Food Processing Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey

Our second annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey's recurring theme of “More work dumped onto fewer people” continues.

Computerized Combination Weighers Eliminate Product Give-Away

Computerized combination weighers remain a mainstay, piecing together profits by eliminating product give-away

Pure Pacific Organics Installs Automated Inspection System

Salinas, Calif.-based Pure Pacific Organics processes healthy foods, including organic fresh-cut products such as spring mix, baby spinach and more. Product quality and food safety are the driving forces, which led the company to search for an automated inspection system.

Replacement Ingredients Ease Concerns of Worried Consumers

For every ingredient challenged by consumers, ingredient suppliers have an alternative.

Predictive Maintenance Environment in Food Processing Plants Provides Early ...

Maintenance is moving from preventive to predictive mode with condition monitoring, maintenance system upgrades and the promise of easier integration.

Baby Boomer Nutrition High Priority for Food Processors

Nutrition has become baby boomers’ antidote for most of the negative effects of aging.

Aging Baby Boomers Devoting Nutrition and Money to Maintain Eye Health

Nutrition’s role in eye health has become a topic of conversation, no doubt correlating at least somewhat with the aging of the baby boomers.

Nutraceutical-Enhanced Alcoholic Beverages Gaining Popularity

The idea of “better-for-you booze” might seem like an oxymoron, but brewers and distillers are toasting the emerging market for nutraceutical-enhanced alcoholic beverages.

Top Food and Beverage Companies for 2008: Succeeding in a Difficult Year

Tyson returns to the top, PepsiCo, Nestle turn in stellar years in our annual ranking of the largest food and beverage companies in the U.S. and Canada.

Tyson Defends Chinese Poultry Imports

Tyson executive defends imports of Chinese poultry.

IFT Showcases Obesity-Beating Methods

Between satiety-inducing ingredients and a Wii workout, we may beat obesity yet.

A&W Root Beer Float Re-Creates a Nostalgic Experience

With some complexity, Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s A&W Root Beer Float re-creates a nostalgic experience.

Contract Pest Control Programs Keep the Bugs Away

In addition to pest control, programs provide valuable third-party record-keeping.

Food and Beverage Companies Go Green

Consumers are making choices based on sustainability efforts; here’s what the top food and beverage companies are doing

Don't be Guilty of Greenwashing

Deceptive efforts deserve criticism; but let us know about your best efforts to save the planet.

The Wrong Texture Can Be a Disaster

The wrong texture can completely change the perception of flavor and turn a winning formulation into a chalky or gummy mess.

Hormel Pursues Green-Building LEED Certification for Plant

For a new shelf-stable meals plant, Hormel will pursue green-building LEED certification. We’ll follow the plant throughout the process.

Packaging Puts a New Spin on Old Products and Adds Convenience to New Ones

Frozen food processors are using packaging to put a new spin on familiar products and add convenience to new ones.

Green initiatives in the UK

Part of our Green Cover Story series

True North Pistachio Crisps Merge Chips, Crackers, and Nuts

Frito-Lay creates another new brand and another new category with True North Pistachio Crisps.

Consumers Spending Less on Wellness, More on Consumer Electronics

Consumers spending less on wellness, more on consumer electronics.

A Conversation with Food Safety Czar David W.K. Acheson

A exclusive conversation with ‘food safety czar’ David W.K. Acheson, FDA’s Associate Commissioner for Foods.

FoodProcessing.com Now Available Through Twitter

FoodProcessing.com's content and breaking news can now be accessed through microblogging site Twitter.

Ingredient Manufacturers Turn Powder Into Health Gold

Fruit and vegetable powders, extracts and super-concentrates are making five-a-day easier.

Wal-Mart’s Scorecard Drives Sustainable Packaging

The retail giant is beginning to scrutinize suppliers based on the scorecard and package modeling software.

Food Processors Scramble to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Operating costs and the environment have food processors scrambling to reduce carbon emissions.

Consumers Choosing Healthier Foods

Processors are providing – and wise consumers are choosing – foods that just may turn around the obesity epidemic.

Ingredients for Healthy Indulgence

Just a few tricks can deliver products consumers will buy that also are good for them.

Energy Drinks Fight Fatigue

B vitamins, taurine, caffeine, guarana and exotic sugars help fight fatigue.

Supply Chain Pressures Cause for Conflict

Who’s managing whom? In a year of unprecedented pressures, our exclusive joint survey finds a tug of war between food processors

New Food Bars Designed To Put Health In The Palm Of Your Hand

No longer styled just for candy, food bars are making it easier to have a healthy snack on the go.

Unilever SuperShots for Blood Pressure

Unilever takes the Promise brand further down the heart-health road with SuperShots for Blood Pressure.

Food Company Executives Remain Optimistic

Substantial consumer price increases may remedy increasing costs.

The Evolving Whole Grain

As grain processing and consumer tastes progress, processors answer with new products.

Children's Nutrition Has a Growing Role in Formulation

The old Victorian aphorism, “Children should be seen and not heard,” once was the guiding principle of food formulation. No longer.

Partnering with Others Offers Mutual Benefits

Partnering with others to make your product -- or theirs -- offers benefits to both partners.

Hygiene Vital for Food Processors

Recent food scares remind processors: Pay attention to the basics of personnel hygiene.

Let's Put 2008 Behind Us

I’m putting this dismal year behind me and planning for a busy and prosperous 2009.

FoodProcessing.com’s New Look

Take a tour of our newly redesigned website.

Functional Food Trends Discussed at October 2008 Health Ingredients Show

Stevia, functional food trends discussed at October health ingredients show.

How Manufacturing Executives Can Learn From Obama’s Victory

Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, there are great management lessons you can use to run your company in difficult times.

Comfort Food for Troubled Times

Wellness may be on consumers’ minds, but comfort foods are the reward, especially now.

Wellness Food Trends for 2009

Condition-based marketing and parental concern for babies and toddlers will provide opportunities for product developers in the year ahead.

Wellness Foods: Products to Watch in 2009

Developing products with multiple health benefits is on trend — but don’t overwhelm.

Ingredient Trends to Watch in 2009

Functional ingredients for health are moving in two directions: a widening application of individual nutraceuticals and an increase in “condition marketing.”

Hormel Remains Solid in Year of Financial Chaos

In a year that ends with financial chaos, Hormel remains as solid as at any time in its 117-year-history.

Top 10 Food Processing Articles from 2008

We wrote them. You viewed them. Here are the top 10 Food Processing articles from 2008.

Consumer Trends for 2009

With the economy affecting shopping, consumers grapple with prices and desires.

Heinz's Complete Skillet Meals Replicate Restaurant Experience

Heinz’s Complete Skillet Meals replicate the restaurant experience for the new wave of eating at home.

Food Industry Experts Rate New Products of 2008

Our annual unscientific picks for the best new food products of the past year.

10 Tips On How Food Processors Can Survive The Credit Crunch

An accounting firm offer tips to navigate, perhaps even capitalize on the current financial crisis.

2008 Food Processor of the Year: Hormel Foods

With layoffs and bankruptcy filings hitting even the food industry, Hormel continues its diet of process innovation, nurtured new products and strategic acquisitions.

Traditional Manufacturing Values Keep Hormel Ahead of the Pack

One of America’s oldest food processing firms continues to keep its eye on tomorrow. Its 26-year-old Austin, Minn., plant may be the largest in the world.

Hormel Foods R&D Tends to Tradition and Innovation

Product development at Hormel means integrating formulation with process innovation, new products with support of hallowed, 70-year-old brands.

Weighty Issues Surround Healthy Food Choices

Consumers feel increasingly good about their health, but a disconnect with caloric intake continues.

Global Consumers Want More Input

By 2020, food companies are expected to be responsible for health and well being.

Wellness Foods Kicks Off 2008 'Trends to Watch in 2009' issue

Condition marketing is guiding the development of healthful products and ingredients; sustainability elbows its way in, too.

Survey Shows Mixed Feelings on Outsourcing

Our joint survey on contracting-out production, R&D and other functions finds a lot of mixed feelings.

Annual Job Forecast Reveals Slower, More Cautious Hiring Expected

Trends for 2009 include 'flexible work arrangements, green jobs, diversity recruitment and rehiring retirees.'

What Does your Desk Say About You?

Experts weigh in on the "Does messy mean scatter-brained?" debate

Monster.com's Top Ten Resume Mistakes

Monster.com posts 10 resume blunders...and how to avoid them.

The Importance of Networking

FoodProcessing.com Digital Editor Erin Erickson tackles the importance of growing and maintaining a healthy professional network.

Innovative Food Packaging Catches the Eye — and More

Savvy structural design adds functionality in new ways.

What's the Cost of Ingredient Cost Control?

Processors and ingredient companies share their strategies for helping to control today’s high cost of ingredients – without impacting quality or safety.

Research Chefs Prove Value of Culinology

In the new economy, research chefs prove culinology’s value.

Hirzel Canning Reduces Energy Costs with Common-Sense Process Improvement

Hirzel Canning reduces natural gas and electric costs with incremental, common-sense process improvements.

What is a wiki?

You may have heard of them, but have you ever contributed to one? FoodProcessing.com shows you how.

Are Soft Drinks Falling Out of Favor?

Resarch shows people are reaching for water, diet soda and energy or sports drinks to quench thirst.

Packaging from Major Snack Brands Gets a New Purpose

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and TerraCycle Partner to Start Chip Bag Brigades to Upcycle Used Packaging

Colorant Makers Become Key Allies in Meeting Need for Naturally Derived ...

Colorant makers are becoming key allies in helping food and beverage companies meet growing demands for naturally derived colorants.

Flexible Packaging Targets Convenience

New bags and pouches make it easy to heat and eat — or just eat.

Business: New Ingredients and Technologies Shine at 2009 Institute of Food ...

In a difficult year, new ingredients and technologies still manage to shine in Food Technologists’ annual show.

Production Room can Boost Efficiency and Stretch the Dollar

Adding a new line? The production room can be the highest-value piece of the company to boost efficiency and stretch the dollar.

High-Income, Health-Conscious Shoppers Seek Omega Fatty Acids

Higher-income, health-conscious shoppers are seeking foods with omega fatty acids.

Nanotechnology Coming to Your Store

Recall the hard lessons from GMOs, and let's get it right this time.

Synthetic Refrigerant Demand Sinks

Demand chills for synthetic refrigerants on the eve of a 2010 phase-out; Nestle leads the way to a cool, all-natural future.

Active Packaging Solution: Where the Action Is

Product-protective active chemistries turn packaging into an action hero.

Are Food Stocks Safe Havens?

Food and beverage stocks have been battered by the markets, but financial analysts believe they’re weathering the storm better than most companies.

Toops and Friends: Andy Riabokin Wants to Start a Food Company

From recruiter to secret sauce connoisseur, Andy Riabokin sits down with Food Processing's Diane Toops to talk about how he found his own perfect formula.

Survey Respondents Working More on New Products than Safe Line Extensions

Forget the economy. Respondents to our survey say they’re working more on new products than on safe line extensions.

The Future of Food Processing in Greener Processing, Cleaner Labels, ...

Food processes promise greener processing, cleaner labels and higher-quality food

Hispanic Flavors Gaining Influence With Consumers and Food Product Developers

As an ethnic group, Hispanics are approaching 25 percent of the population; their influence on flavors and product development is even bigger.

Consumers and Food Processors Agree Almonds are In

Bloom is on the almond, and the bees are doing great.

Building a Healthier Beverage

Pop the top and hoist a cold one to the new approaches in making drinkables that function as more than mere thirst-slakers

Consumers Adding More Fiber to Food and Beverage Diets

Inulin, oligofructose and other forms are lowering cholesterol, slowing glucose absorption and adding satiety to an increasing list of foods, and even beverages.

Respect Small Companies in Wellness Foods Readers Choice Awards 2009

Your annual voting for top suppliers finds general satisfaction, but a reminder to respect small companies.

How to Build a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast makers are looking beyond snap, crackle and pop to a functional future of simplicity, endurance and heart health.

Nestle Leads the Pack in 2009 Top 100 Food Processors List

Just like their Swiss parent, the U.S. and Canadian operations are leading the pack in our annual Top 100 list.

Thailand's Booming Food Export Business is Something to Behold

Food Processing's News And Trends Editor takes on food safety and new food products at Thaifex 2009.

The Food Network and What I've Learned from FoodProcessing Readers

Our Web Editor reveals her secret passion for Food Network shows and what she's learning about FoodProcessing.com readers.

Understanding Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Consumers are embracing omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 for longer, healthier lives.

Cast Your Vote for Our (sort of) First Best Workplaces Survey

Feeling some workplace pride? Vote in our resurrected Best Workplaces Survey and show off what makes your workplace a great place to work.

Q/A with Ruiz Foods' Bryce Ruiz

In this new feature, Toops And Friends, News and Trends Editor Diane Toops sits down with Bryce Ruiz, president & co-CEO of Dinuba, Calif.-based Ruiz Foods.

Annual Capital Spending Report: Economic Upheaval Weighs on Capital Spending ...

For the first time, we forecast a 2.9 percent drop in capital investment this year.

How Much Does Your CEO Make?

Another sign food and beverage companies are doing well: CEO pay increases.

CMMS Can be Critical for Safety and Compliance

Maintenance software starts out as a generic tool, but can become a critical instrument for safety and compliance throughout the plant.

Editor's Plate: Nestle is Globally Fortified, Locally Invested

Nestle USA, our Processor of the Year, achieves a unique balance: power, money and size with a conscience.

Food Trends to Watch in 2010

Shock waves of 2009 cause consumers and the food and beverage industry to re-evaluate.

Food Processing's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2009

It’s December which means it is time for me to run down the list of our 10 most requested articles on FoodProcessing.com.

Peanut Corp. Food Safety Violations are Inexcusable

Peanut Corp.’s food safety violations look inexcusable.

Join the FoodProcessing Community

Join Food Processing on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Editors' Picks for Top New Food Products of 2009

Fit, fast and fun were new product themes for the year; here are nine products that caught our fancy…and land in our shopping carts.

Moms Choosing Healthier Foods For Kids

Mom’s new mindset means a new mission for marketers.

New Directions in Healthy Baking

Any way you bake it, filling consumer demand for healthy baked goods takes the cake.

Flavor And Ingredient Trends For 2009

Consumers look for function with their flavor; more exotic fruits on the way.

Food Industry Trends 2010 - Priorities for the New Decade

From a new FDA to China, seven game-changers for 2010 and beyond.

Food Prototypes That Deserve Shelf Space

Many samples created just for the IFT Show could be supermarket or foodservice stars.

IFT 2009 - Anaheim Hosts IFT'S Annual Meeting and Food Expo

Anaheim will play host to IFT’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo June 6-9.

2009 Manufacturing Trends Survey: Economy Ahead, Proceed with Caution!

Food safety remains paramount and energy’s cheap for now, but this certified recession has processors looking to 2009 with hesitation.

Resilient Food Industry a Reason for Optimism

Our Manufacturing Survey shows the resilience of the food and beverage industry.

FoodProcessing.com Debuts Ingredient Wiki

FoodProcessing.com ushers in the new year with an addition to the site: an Ingredient Wiki.

Confectionery Sales are Sweet Despite the Sour Economy

News & Trends Editor Diane Toops adds, "No, You Can’t Have My Job"

Confectionery Food Trends for 2009-2010

Having returned from the front lines of the All Candy Expo, FoodProcessing.com's News & Trends Editor reports on confectionary trends for 2009-2010.

June 2009 Equipment Round Up - Metal Detection and X-Ray

June's Equipment Round Up focuses on Metal Detection and X-Ray Machines

Do They Want Healthier Food or Not?

Cheerios may have gone too far, but a ‘new’ FDA should focus on safety and health.

June 2009 Ingredient Round-Up: Fiber

June's ingredient round-up focuses on fiber.

Rollout: New Food Products for June 2009

We've got an array of healthy foods, tasty treats, mom-approved snacks and easy-to-prepare meals in the June 2009 New Food Rollout.

What’s Happened to the American Dream?

Downturn Generation is changing behaviors to weather the storm.

Building a Healthier Savory Snack

Crispy, salty, crunchy … savory snacks are healthier than ever. But what’s next? Manufacturers and ingredient companies are working together to help build the next generation of savory snacks.

Superfruits: Back to Basics

You do not have to travel to faraway places to get your antioxidants.

Editor's Plate: The Dow Jones Average is Meaningless for Food Companies

Maybe AIG, Merrill Lynch and Chrysler are in trouble, but food companies are shining.

Kraft Foods Global Thinks Outside the Box with Bioactive Ingredients

Kraft hires a pharmaceutical company to help it develop functional foods.

Shredded Wheat Remains Simple in a Time of Complication

Ralcorp’s deadpan Shredded Wheat promotion puts it back in the fight.

Maintaining Profitability in Trying Times

Food and beverage companies must be relentless on cost control and secure financing sources.

Economic Downturn Changes Consumer Mood and Behavior

The economic downturn results in changing consumer mood and behavior.

Energy Independence and Security Act Enforces Motor Efficiency

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will mandate NEMA Premium and other efficiency bumps … along with quicker payback.

'All-Natural' a Legal Gray Area for Food and Beverage Labeling

As a marketing enhancement, ‘All-Natural’ is a natural. But as a definition on a food or beverage label, it resides in a gray legal area.

Correlation Between Candy and Crime Shows Sloppy Research

Good research goes bad in connecting daily candy consumption to violence.

Social Media Paves Way for Food Processors to Get in Touch with Consumers

Social media is paving the way for the food and beverage industry to get in touch with its consumers.

The Food Industry Needs a Blockbuster Show

Don’t stop at Process Expo’s pairing with the IFT show; add the former FMI Supermarket Show and reap the PR benefits.

Survey Says Consumers Believe Food Can Aid Health

IFIC survey finds consumers believe foods and beverages can aid health.

How to Build a Healthier Dessert

With fat, sugar and calories on the outs, wise manufacturers are building healthy indulgences through clever application of current ingredient and technology trends.

PMMI and FPSA Part Ways After Healthy Pack/Process Expo

PMMI and FPSA part ways, but not before a reasonably healthy Pack/Process Expo.

Floor to Ceiling Problems Cause Product Recalls

Recent product recalls have pointed a liability-filled finger at problems with floors, drains, roofs and other physical pieces of the plant.

Nestle USA: Manufacturing That Sustains

For 2009 Food Processing processor of the year, Nestle USA, it's all about creating long-term value for the bigger picture and serving customer and consumer needs.

Nestle USA: Global Resources, Local Tastes

Our 2009 Process of the Year is sprinkling nutrition, health and wellness in products as varied as Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger.

2009 Processor of the Year: Nestle USA

A $101 billion global company works hard at understanding shoppers with a $60 weekly food budget.

2009 R&D Team Winner: General Mills Gets Innovative with R&D Strategies

In the $501 million in sales and greater cateogry, General Mills gets innovative with its strategies.

2009 Readers' Choice Awards: Rock Stars of the Food World

Our readers pick their fave raves in 42 categories of ingredients, equipment and services.

Readers' Choice Awards Survey: Ingredients

A good supplier is worth his weight in gold. Who are the good ones ... and the bad ones? We're asking you to help us find out who the best food processing ingredient suppliers are for our 2010 Readers' Choice Awards.

Renovate for Food Safety

It is do or die time for your business. From leaky roofs to corroded underground pipes, old plants are slow-motion accidents waiting to happen.

2009 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey - Food Processors are Happier, Wealthier

Despite the economic upheaval, our third annual Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey shows an increase in pay while satisfaction holds steady.

America's Assault on Salt

Shaking out sodium looks like the next trans fat for food processors.

Don’t Buy Sustainability from Walmart

Credit the big retailer with jump-starting a unified green effort, but the food & beverage industry should be the driver.

Can Food and Beverage Companies Weather Recessions?

GMA-commissioned 2009 Financial Performance Report finds the winning strategies, successful brands.

Soybean, Canola Pace Specialty Oils

Advances in the two workhorses enable healthier food products.

Top Selling New Food Products of 2008

The new "kids" on the block: top-selling new products of 2008 focused on convenience, steaming technologies, full flavor and fewer calories, according to IRI’s annual list of Pacesetters.

Interactive Top 100 Chart Now Available

The Food Processing Top 100 list of food and beverage manufacturers is now available in an interactive format.

How to Use Twitter

Digital Editor Erin Erickson shows you how to create -- and use -- Twitter to keep up to date with FoodProcessing.com

Vitamins Gaining New Popularity with Consumers

Vitamins are gaining new popularity as they claim specific health benefits; the word on a food label has consumer appeal.

Wellness Food Trends for 2010

Our annual look at the future of better-for-you foods.

Sunny Fruits Melt Winter Blues

Among the ingredient trends to watch in 2010 is a resurgence of citrus and a redder cranberry.

Motor Efficiency 2.0

By the end of this year, federal law will require all newly manufactured motors to be more energy efficient.

Meat and poultry: Make it fast, keep it safe

Amid recession, recalls and regulations, plants make strides to marry safety with efficiency gains.

The Smart, Modular and Automated Plant

Conveyor and robotic material handling answer the call for high productivity in challenging applications.

Dairy Offers Flavor, Nutritional Benefits to Healthy, Savory Snacks

Savory snacks with dairy ingredients offer salty, melty, crunchy, creamy satisfaction with a nutrition bonus.

Have Food Processors Found the Holy Grail of Sweeteners?

Will stevia live up to its promise to consumers?

Food Processing: A History

As we celebrate our birthday, we look back at the incredible changes that shaped the food and beverage industry since 1940.

Editor's Plate: More Signs the Recession Is Over

From our capital spending report to the new grocery stores in my neighborhood, food and beverage is leading the comeback.

Much Ado About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Corn Refiners Association fights an urban legend that high-fructose corn syrup causes obesity.

Toops Scoops: Cargill builds a sustainable supply chain for its oils

How do you turn wellness trends into reality? It comes down to the mystery of the black box – problem-based situations that offer a hypothetical mystery and need to be solved.

Four Mistakes Food Processors Make in California

The Golden State has higher wage and hour practices than federal standards.

Can-Do Attitude: 200th Can-niversary timeline

You've come a long way baby! In honor of the can's 200th birthday, we're publishing a list of the can's most notable events in history.

Confectioners Returning to Their Chocolate Roots

Michael Antonorsi and other micro confectionery stars help the industry giants remain chocolatiers, not just candy factories.

Top Confectionery Food Trends for 2010

Our news and trends editor reports on the sweet taste of confectionery trends from this year's Candy Show.

2010 Capital Spending Outlook: Pent-Up Demand Causes an Explosion in Projects

After last year's drop in capital expenditures, budgets for the Food Processing Top 100 survey group are up 19 percent for 2010.

When It Comes to Synthetic Food Colors: Beware the 'Southampton Six'

With a link to hyperactivity established, Europe slaps warning labels on six synthetic colorants.

Confectionery Makers Sweet Talking with Candy Innovation

A little less sugar, a few more healthy ingredients can make confections respectable snacks.

Milk: Processed to Death?

The U.S. dairy industry is pasteurizing the life out of the milk supply, says one engineer turned 'dairy evangelist.' Could Snowville Creamery's minimal processing approach hold the key to reversing the white stuff's 30-year market decline?

New Beverage Products are Dashing to Dairy

Beverages of all types are working in dairy products and less obvious dairy ingredients for health, satiety and just plain enjoyment.

Editor's Plate: Private Label vs. Brands

The rise of private label can only mean brands will raise their game.

Poll Indicates Adult Consumers Need More than Knowledge to Curb Obesity

Behavior-changing knowledge alone is not enough to curb obesity, a poll seems to indicate.

Ensure Receipt of Food Processing's Electronic Newsletters

Not sure if you're receiving FoodProcessing.com's E-Newsletters correctly? This month's web column explains how to whitelist Food Processing to ensure you keep up-to-date on all of the online news that's fit to post.

Food Processing Picks: Our Favorite Food and Beverage Products of 2010

Armed with taste buds and grocery carts, our editors report on their favorite new food and beverage products introduced in the last year.

Ethnic Foods Equal Healthy Foods

With good reason, many ethnic foods are associated with health-imparting benefits.

New Food Rollout: February 2010

Delicious and delectable new foods and beverages that will make your heart go pitter-pat in February

Flavor Trends 2010: Make Mine Plain

Flavor trends are going comfort-retro — but don't write off exotics just yet. Consumer palates remain open to new adventures.

Flexible Packaging Takes the Heat

Specially engineered pouches and bags keep things cooking at home and in the plant.

Look Into the Future: The State of Food & Beverage Industry

The state of the nine categories of the food & beverage industry and what 2010 holds for them.

Food Biz Kids: Our Kids love Flavor Kickers

According to our Junior High Tasters, General Mills' Fruit by the Foot Flavor Kickers are 'Needed in the world for junk food snacks!'

Congress Scrambles to Pass Food Safety Legislation

As Congress has argued over health care reform, financial reform, two wars, a mortgage crisis and unemployment, amending the U.S. food safety system was put on the back burner. In Part 1 of our series on food safety in the food processing industry, we investigate the legislative issues behind ...

Contrite Maple Leaf Vaults to Forefront of Food Safety

After a 2008 outbreak of listeria killed 22 consumers, Maple Leaf Foods promised it would become a leader In food safety and would share any knowledge it had on the subject with other processors. In Part 3 of our series on food safety in the food processing industry, we talk about food safety ...

Food Safety: The Next Generation of Track and Trace

Does the government's track and trace system work when it comes to recalls and safety? In Part 2 of our series on food safety in the food processing industry, we investigate the regulatory issues behind food safety.

Lean Times Call for Belt Widening at Food Processing Plants

Lean times for frozen foods call for belt widening – among other throughput and efficiency tweaks.

No Ice Age in Frozen Foods

Frozen food convenience and advanced technology resonate with consumers, even post-recession.

Functional Ingredients: A Sugar by Any Other Name

HFCS – or call it corn sugar – is as sweet as sugar because it is sugar.

Functional Ingredients: The Reincarnation of Vitamin D

New research shows benefits beyond rickets prevention and calcium absorption.

America's Most Wanted: Skilled Workers

A highly skilled workforce is necessary to meet 21st century manufacturing needs.

Food Processing Awards Kettle Foods Green Plant of the Year

Kettle Foods in Beloit, Wis. receives the first ever Green Plant of the Year Award for making a greener potato chip.

Equipment Round Up: Sanitation Products

January's Equipment Round Up features the latest in cleaning and sanitation products for the food processing industry.

Trend Watch 2010: Food Trends

A few more nitty-gritty consumer trends and trendlets to watch in the new year.

Clarifying Added Sugar Myths

Calories from HFCS and added sugars are just one-tenth of the total calorie increase since 1975, so clearly are not the primary cause of obesity.

NCA 2010 Candy Show: The Sweetest Spot on Earth

Candy and snacks sales flourish in 2009.

Toops Scoops: The Food Industry Is Besieged

Increasing pressure from Feds and parents means big challenges ahead.

How to Formulate Healthier Snacks for Kids

Building healthier snacks for perpetually hungry kids moves front and center.

Lean, Clean and Green Food Processing

Lean can give you a three-for-one, improving manufacturing, safety and sustainability.

2010 Manufacturing Trends Survey: The Glass Is Half Full

Optimism grows as managers predict a post-recession rebound. Safety interest continues to rise, followed by more attention to energy, labor and sourcing.

Raising Serum Cholesterol: A New Way to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease?

Studies show raising good cholesterol is good for your health, leaving scientists to take another look at the effects of food ingredients on good cholesterol.

Food Trends: The 2010 DGAC Dietary Recommendations for Saturated Fat

More of the same or a radical shift in thinking?

New Food Rollout: January 2010

Our January list of new food products recently introduced to the market.

Editor's Plate: It's Been a Crazy 70 Years

For our anniversary, we take a fun look back at the recent history of food.

Can Celebrates Its 200th Birthday

Happy 200th birthday, can -- the best packaging in history and still evolving.

Note to Snack Foods: Get Well Soon

Twin-screw extruders are key as processors crank out better-for-you 'salty' snacks.

Packaging Performs in the Marketing Mix

Promotional campaigns use packaging to deepen the consumer/brand relationship – even on the web.

Plan Now for This Summer's Pests

Old solutions are being phased out; new technologies are arriving.

Plant Upgrades on a Budget - With Quick Paybacks

Whether your budget is slowly rebounding or your big projects are still on hold, lots of upgrades can be accomplished quickly to offer both rapid returns and long-term gains.

Packaging: You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Private label products have enjoyed a tremendous year; in addition to product improvements, packaging also is taking on the national brands.

TreeHouse Foods: Flexibility With Efficiency

In any given category, TreeHouse's 19 manufacturing plants must make dozens of varieties in dozens of formulations, all at low cost.

TreeHouse Foods: Fast Follower, Innovator

2010 Processor of the Year TreeHouse Foods' R&D philosophy: 'Brand-level quality is just the starting point.'

2010 Processor of the Year: TreeHouse Foods

Otherwise known as 'the biggest company you never heard of,' four former Keebler executives build a $2 billion company on private label.

Keeping Animal Protein Natural

… Yet safe, affordable and on-trend. These are the challenges faced by processors of meat, poultry and seafood.

Dairy: It Does the Product Good

New research returns dairy to the forefront of conversations involving diet and health.

2010 R&D Survey: Recovery in Development

After two years of economic limbo, our annual R&D Survey shows things might just be picking up as promised.

2010 Readers' Choice Awards: Suppliers That Hit the Trifecta

Good price, good quality, good service: Here are the suppliers you say deliver it in 38 categories of ingredients, equipment and services.

2010 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey: Challenging Work But Out of Balance

Did you take more or less than a 6 percent pay cut? Our annual report uncovers across-the-board reductions.

Challenges of Lowering Sodium

Consumers want to be assured that lower sodium does not mean less taste.

Favorite Prototypes At IFT Delight The Palate More Than The Brain

Our news and trends editor professes her personal bliss (and bias) for all things delicious.

How to Turn Specialty Foods Into Gold

Specialty foods is a unique but wide-ranging category with one important commonality: high margins.

Top Food and Beverage Companies for 2010: Less Is More

After preparing for the worst, most food & beverage companies saw decreases in sales but increases in profits in 2009.

Food Plants Using Auctions More Often to Buy and Sell Assets

Surplus and used equipment – from both dealers and auctioneers -- offer benefits to both buyers and sellers in a tight market.

Food Processors Working to Produce Healthier Baked Goods

Bakers are answering consumer demands for healthier breads and snacks with ancient grains and old-fashioned fiber.

Building Healthier Desserts

Processors have been trying for nearly a generation to bridge the gulf between the reality of dessert and the concept of health.

Wellness Food Trends: Healthier Foods for the Heart

Foods can be a solution (though carefully worded) for the leading cause of death.

Food Processors Welcome A Gush of Omega Oils

Market reports and news at the IFT expo show a flood of interest in omega-3 oils.

2010 Wellness Foods Readers' Choice Awards: Shining Nutraceutical Stars

Our annual voting for the top suppliers of healthful ingredients finds lots of satisfaction, despite the tough economy.

How to Build A Healthier Savory Snack

When an irresistible force like the craving for a snack meets an immovable object -- say, the need to eat more healthfully -- something's got to give. That something could be the look and feel of traditional savory snacks.

Wellness Foods: Healthy Beverages offer Health in a Can

Consumers are guzzling antioxidants, fruits and vegetables and other good-for-you ingredients – but formulation hurdles remain.

7 Things You Should Know About The New Food Safety Law

Considered a win for consumers, the new law will have varying effects on food and beverage processors.

Algae Gaining Popularity As Omega Oils Source

Whole Foods sounds a warning about how omega-3s are sourced while ingredient manufacturers find a way to add algae into the mix.

Editor's Plate: People Have to Eat, Processors Ought To Build

Optimism runs rampant in our Annual Capital Spending Report.

2011 Trends - What The Housewares Show Foretells For Food Processing

The Housewares show, sponsored by the International Housewares Association, is only tangential to the food and beverage processing industry, but it's where you first see food trends like microwave ovens, crock pots and single-serve coffee machines, which of course do impact the foods you make. ...

Are Frozen Meals Starting to Thaw?

Sales have not matched innovation in the frozen foods category.

Food Processors: Are You Prepared for a Recall?

Tips from a food processor who went through one.

Editor's Plate: Salts Gets in Some Licks

But don't rush to judgment on either side of the sodium debate.

Toops' Scoops: Cool Delights at a Hot 2011 IFT

New food and beverage product prototypes keep us coming back for more.

Bank Saracin Reveals Sustainability Rankings for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Bank Saracin's sustainability rankings remind food manufacturers that there is still a lot of ground to cover on the path toward sustainability.

Study Shows Barliv Betafiber's Expanded Health Benefits

Barliv barley betafiber might play a role in improving insulin sensitivity among generally healthy individuals according to a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism.

Benchmarking Study Finds Food Processors Average Six Sustainability Goals

Corporate sustainability research and advisory firm, Green Research, announced its benchmark of food processing company environmental sustainability goals. The study found that major food processors had wide variations in their sustainability goals from nearly transparent to very private.

Beverages No Longer Equal Empty Calories

Shoring up the perceived beverage weak spot in the modern diet has been the objective of many processors and ingredient providers. As a result, much of what we see on the shelves has taken on a new look, feel and taste.

The Big 12: FDA's Official Health Claims

We reference the FDA’s officially sanctioned food and ingredient health claims a lot and have had several requests for the complete list.

Breakfast Processing Munches On

Whether you're General Mills or a mom-and-pop shop, vendors seem have a knack for faster deliveries and for turning custom designs into off-the-shelf offerings.

Breakfast Trends: New Ingredients Help Wake America Up

Substitute new ingredients to make 'the most important meal' even healthier.

Business Leaders Weigh In On Sustainability

The majority of businesses say that the benefits resulting from their sustainability initiatives have exceeded expectations, according to an international survey by Accenture. But a hard-core minority of businesses does not see sustainability as a critical or strategic investment.

Food Processing Asks For your Help with Manufacturing Trends Survey

Food Processing is asking your help for one of our most important annual research projects, our 11th Annual Manufacturing Trends Survey. Give us your perspective on 2012 and we'll give you the collective outlook of hundreds of others in the food & beverage industry.

Four Benefits of Building in a Bad Economy

Favorable reasons to pull the trigger on a commercial construction initiative during an economic downturn.

Layering credits and incentives for investment

According to this expert, 2011 may be one of the best years in recent memory for food processors to make capital investment.

2011 Capital Spending Outlook: Benjamins for Bricks (and Mortar)

Our annual Capital Spending Report foresees a 20 percent increase

Cause-Marketing For Food Packaging Builds Image and Sales

Labels, bottles and cans put cause-marketing messages in the hands of the consumer.

Chefs Innovate With Almonds

The Almond Innovation Project — an Almond Board of California initiative — offered chefs free-reign of the Culinary Institute of America kitchens, inviting them to experiment with flavors and cook with almonds.

China and India Are Hungry … for Your Products

Now, the two most populous countries also are the fastest-growing; their burgeoning middle classes are developing Western cravings.

Chocolate: The Next New Superfruit?

When researchers at the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition compared the antioxidant activity in fruit powders, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and hot chocolate, they found that, gram per gram, there was more antioxidant capacity, and a greater total flavanol content, in the cocoa powder. One ...

ConAgra Foods Offers Practical View of Sustainability

ConAgra Foods' view on green or sustainable food manufacturing is an outgrowth of the company's philosophy on good corporate citizenship.

Food Processing Awards ConAgra/Lamb Weston 2011 Green Plant of the Year

ConAgra Foods' Delhi, La. sweet potato processing plant not only contributes to a healthier Earth but also to a healthier bottom line for the Omaha, Neb.-based food company.

The Future of Confectionery Ingredients

Ace-K, honey make inroads as sweeteners; gums and nuts play supporting roles.

IFIC Survey finds answers to what Americans consider when shopping for food

Taste, price and healthier foods and beverages get high marks during the International Food Information Council Foundation's annual 2011 Food And Health Survey.

Consumer Trends: Private Label is Here to Stay

As American consumers continue to add private label products to their shopping carts, consumer packaged goods and retail executives recently surveyed by Deloitte LLP agree: this is a trend that is here to stay.

Consumers Moving to Dairy for Protein Options

Protein power is an increasingly important component of a healthy diet.

Consumers Seeking Oils With Health Benefits

After decades of avoiding fat content in foods, consumers now actively seek specific oils closely associated with health benefits.

Survey Finds 54 Percent of Consumers Trying to Get More Protein in their Diets

The survey, conducted by the U.S. Dairy Export Council, notes the figure is up over 2010's numbers.

Innovations Keep Food Processing Conveyors Flexible

Luckily for food manufacturers, conveyor technology has not stood still. A number of vendors have introduced innovations this year that move the technology that moves your products.

Ingredient Suppliers Specializing In Custom Mixes Of Ingredients

Custom-blended ingredients provide economies, shortcuts for product developers.

Editor's Plate: Heinz, Naturally

Another champion from Pittsburgh! 57 or so reasons why the not-just-ketchup company was a standout in 2011.

Toops' Scoops: The Real Thing Turns 125

Two American icons, Coca-Cola and Lady Liberty, celebrate their anniversaries.

USDA and HHS Release 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The final recommendations deviate little from last June's committee report, but they do go softer on sodium.

Food Processing Picks Favorite New Food and Beverage Products of 2012

Our annual review of the favorite new foods and beverages introduced this year.

Energy Drinks Take Aim at Busy Consumers

Consumers are flocking to energy drinks in an attempt to feel better about nutrition while maintaining our 21st Century fast-paced lifestyle.

Editor's Plate: Some CEOs Come and Go, Some Don't

Hormel is a study in stability … and success.

Flavor of the Month: Don't take Chocolate for Granted

Facing the fallout of political anxiety and doubled wholesale prices confectioners and chocolate manufacturers are learning how sweet it isn't.

Flavor Trends 2011: New Year, New Flavors

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, consumers are looking for natural tastes and flavors, in both the familiar and the exotic.

Flooring Goes for the Green

Eco-friendly flooring options deliver a variety of environmental (and employee) benefits.

How Can Food Processors Help Consumers' Aching and Aging Bones?

Beyond vitamin D and phosphate, new ingredients help support calcium.

Focus on Health: Ingredients to Improve Your Brain Function

A growing body of evidence suggests some ingredients can improve cognitive function.

A Study of Satiety: Helping Consumers Feel Full with Fewer Calories

Protein, fibers and whole grains help consumers win the battle of the bulge.

Wellness Food Processors Show a Growing Interest in Botanicals

That botanical solutions for health are big is no question. But why are they taking so long to get traction among consumers?

How Advance Planning Can Help Food Processors During A Food Safety Crisis

How a food processing company responds to a product contamination or recall crisis within the first 24 hours can define itself to its customers and consumers. A crisis communications manager explains how advance planning can make a difference.

Food Biz Kids: Kids Wish for More Chocolate in Quaker Chewy Snack Bars

Our junior high testers felt the chocolate and mint were lacking in this Quaker Oats snack bar, claiming 'If only it were more chocolaty.'

Food Biz Kids: Mixed Grades for Quaker Mix-Up Creations

Our junior high product reviewers liked that they could 'Play with your food without getting punished.'

Food Biz Kids: Triple Double Oreo Twice as Big Not Twice as Good

Our young testers ask about the chocolate treat: 'Does the world need another Oreo?'

Food Industry Business: A Bumper Crop of New CEOs

Baby Boomers (and one Gen Xer) are taking the helms of top food companies.

Form and Function Drive Design for Bottle and Jar Packaging

Functional design makes it easier to use, prepare and serve products packaged in bottles and jars.

Food Processors Trying to Formulating Healthier Savory Snacks for Consumers

There's no oxymoron there. For many consumers, snacks have become the meal; for others, their diet plan promotes snacking as a means of weight control.

Food Processing Suppliers Association Reinventing Trade Show to Better Serve ...

Feedback from food processor attendees prompts the FPSA to make changes to its format.

Fukushima in Our Food

Radiation from Japan is showing up in our food. Shouldn't we do something about it?

Fiber: Out of the Rough

With some parlor tricks, fiber now can go anywhere undetected.

Soluble Fibers: Prebiotic Boon to Health

Fiber is breaking out of its "wood-chip" image with its attraction as a prebiotic component and the functional gateway to digestive health.

Food Processors Beginning to See Benefits of Going Green With Packaging

From Heinz to the Girl Scouts, everyone wants packaging with less environmental downside.

Healthier Snacks are a Chip Off the New Block

New oils, less sodium are keys to healthier snacks.

2011 Processor of the Year H.J. Heinz Co: Pouring and Squeezing Out Package ...

Heinz has launched two packaging innovations in the company's iconic ketchup that company executives think could be game-changers.

2011 Processor of the Year H.J. Heinz Co.: A Global Standard for Local ...

Heinz Global Performance System defines quality, teamwork and management best practices for 81 plants worldwide.

How Snyder's-Lance Transformed its Plant Into High Performance Work System

Snyder's-Lance developed a culture of continuous improvement at the Charlotte manufacturing site to deliver the numbers with near-zero capital investment. You can, too.

IDDBA Report Finds Health-Conscious Consumers Move To Dairy Aisle

An expanding array of good-for-you products is pulling health-conscious customers into the dairy department, according to the Madison, Wis.-based International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association.

Regulatory Compliance: Imports Now Under Greater Scrutiny

The new Food Safety Modernization Act and PREDICT mean tougher qualifications.

Resistant Starch 101: A Guide to Understanding This Fiber-Like Starch

Resistant starches from several vegetable sources are available to up the fiber and lower your body weight.

Institute of Packaging Professionals Announces AmeriStar Package Awards

32 packages including 13 food & beverage containers, honored in packaging competition.

Editor's Plate: 2010 Was a Pretty Good Year

A toast to a surprisingly good 2010, with fingers crossed for 2011.

Toops' Scoops: Are Americans Getting Dumber?

Americans seem to know little about current events and economics.

Editor's Plate: Time to End the Ethanol Insanity

The food vs. fuel debate is tipping our way; don't let the momentum die.

NCA 2011 Candy and Snacks Expo: Happy Days Are Here Again

Food Processing's Diane Toops finds that in candy and snacks, Americans are more interested in what they are eating, and are looking for new flavors to satisfy complex palates.

New Food Rollout: June 2011

New food and beverage products now available on store shelves for June 2011.

Are We Dumb Or Numb When It Comes To Heart Health?

Our news and trends editor advises food processors to take consumers' views on health surveys with a grain of salt.

Top Food and Beverage Companies: Leaders in Sustainability

How big food and beverage companies and small ones are protecting the planet and their bottom lines.

Louisiana Economic Development Behind ConAgra's Choice to Build Delhi Plant

Green Plant of the Year winner ConAgra cited Louisiana's economic development organization as being critical to the selection of Delhi for its award-winning facility.

2011 Manufacturing Trends Survey: One Percent Better

Pick an analysis: Either last year's responses were overly optimistic, or 2010 was better than expected or 2011 begins with very cautious optimism.

Editor's Plate: A Littler Joint Venture: Me & Goji

Alexander and Adam let you design your own cereal … and container.

Toops' Scoops: Is the Food Industry Ready for EcoAware Moms and Dads?

Today's parents want to leave behind footprints that matter.

Market-Driven Manufacturing at Abbott Nutrition

From packaging to new plants, boomers, kids and fitness buffs are the real managers of the company's nutritional beverage operations.

Meat Processors Look for Secret Ingredient to Provide Wholesome and ...

Meat, poultry and seafood products maneuver a herd of challenges, from flavor and trend fulfillment to food-safety practices.

MillerCoors Brews Up Sustainable Savings

From water usage and packaging to brewery waste and energy consumption, Chicago-based MillerCoors, a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co., is always looks for ways to reduce its impact on the environment.

Food Processors: Considering Asking Mixers for Help

Mixers and blenders can help with shorter product development cycles, economy, safety.

Modular Automation Allows for Food Manufacturing Flexibility

From the PC to the Internet revolution, standard, modular software objects are the key to easier manufacturing agility and integration.

MRO Q&A: How much are air-operated diaphragm pumps used?

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

MRO Q&A: How do you properly clean a slicer?

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

MRO Q&A: Building a Successful Energy Cost Savings Program

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

New Lighting Regulations for Food Processors in 2012

The Department of Energy phases out incandescent, other bulbs for energy efficiency.

MRO Q&A: What is the best way to protect electrical enclosures from water ...

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

New Food Products and Trends the Center of Attention at 2011 Natural Products...

A hugely successful Natural Products Expo West brings out the fringe and the cutting edge of new food products.

New Food Products Revealed at NCA 2011 Sweets and Snacks Expo

Food Processing reports on the new candy and snack products found at the NCA 2011 Sweets and Snacks Expo.

Nestle: Curing People With Food

Nestle SA "pioneers a new industry between food and pharma."

The New Look of Fiber

Fiber, as a natural dietary component, continues to garner attention, and as a versatile food additive it can enhance the attraction of almost any product.

Editor's Plate: Time to Remember Feeding America

Especially as the holidays approach; some of the benefits are yours.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: November 2011

New food and beverage products now available on store shelves for November 2011.

Toops' Scoops: Kicking the Pyramid Into Oblivion

Just as MyPlate begins to get traction, a controversy begins.

Editor's Plate: Where's the FDA's New Funding?

The Food Safety Modernization Act has become one of the victims of feuding in Washington. Is good enough good enough?

New Food and Beverage Rollout: October 2011

New food and beverage products now available on store shelves for October 2011.

Odwalla Transitions to 100% Plant-Based Bottles

Odwalla becomes the first beverage manufacturer to transition its single-serve drink to a new and sustainable package while still maintaining its 100 percent recyclability.

One-on-One: Gary Erickson of Clif Bar and Co.

Food Processing's Diane Toops catches up with Gary Erickson, founder, co-owner and co-CEO, Clif Bar & Co.

A Look At the Best-Selling New Food and Beverage Products of 2010

Innovation and a clean label is the recipe for new food and beverage product product pacesetters.

2011 Pack Expo Las Vegas Sets New Records

Packaging show grows its processing side, Processing Zone.

Milk Processors Work on Making Pasteurization Cool

Nonthermal pulsed electric field technology gets a boost from Arla Foods, European 'Smartmilk' researchers.

PepsiCo's Machine Safety Approach

Don't settle for the status quo, and plan for machines to move to different countries.

Software Bugs (and Other Pests)

Integrated pest management kills pests and fortifies capital spending plans.

Pest Management Rules Change for Food Processors

Winter's coming, along with new pests, paperwork and an EPA rule that lets mice get closer to your doorstep.

Is Your Manufacturing Plant Secure?

With the new Food Safety Act, it's time to perform a physical security checkup.

Packaging Trends: Pouches Becoming Go-To Package Style For Broad Range of ...

They're not always recyclable but pouched food can be green in other ways.

Food Processors Find Public Growth for Private Label

The price differential is still there, augmented by higher quality and healthier formulations.

It's Alive! Probiotics Are Growing for Food Processors

New research shows putting bugs in your food is a better idea than you probably thought.

Process Expo To Offer Free Educational Sessions

The food processing trade show taking place in Chicago November 1-4 Includes a full day of Spanish language sessions in addition to its full line-up of educational programming.

Processing the Future of Freshness

Sandridge Food Corp. mates high-pressure processing to traditional processes to achieve freshness and meet growing demand for fresh, refrigerated foods.

2011 Processor of the Year: H.J. Heinz Co.

While keeping ketchup at the forefront, this 142-year-old company keeps reinventing itself, domestically and around the world.

Product Developers Find Ethnic Flavors Continue To Succeed with U.S. Consumers

With Mexican, Chinese, etc., now mainstream, adventurous shoppers look for Thai, Japanese and Caribbean foods.

2011 R&D Survey: We Expected Recovery, We Got Caution

'New product development' is still No. 1, but processors are hedging their R&D bets.

2011 Readers' Choice Awards: Food Processing Awards Equipment and Ingredient ...

Our readers honor their best suppliers in 44 categories of ingredients, equipment and services.

2011 R&D Teams of the Year: Big, Happy Families

The 2011 R&D Teams of the Year – voted for you and by you -- have passion, persistence and purpose.

Food Processing Asks: Are You Getting Paid Enough At Your Job?

The editors of Food Processing are compiling data for our fifth annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey.

2011 Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey: Food Processors are Bringing Home the ...

Our fifth annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey finds salaries at 2009 levels – and that's an improvement.

Salt Pinches Back

While a closer look at sodium means processors may now feel better looking for their long-lost shaker of salt, consumers still are taking their wariness to the checkout counter.

Editor's Plate: The Triple Bottom Line

Should your CFO be your company’s sustainability watchdog?

New Food and Beverage Rollout: September 2011

New food and beverage products now available on store shelves for September 2011.

IFIC Survey Zeros In On Consumer Perception Of Health And Wellness

The International Food Information Council Foundation's seventh annual 2011 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey shows 87 percent of American consumers are interested in learning more about beneficial products that can provide a host of health benefits, from maintaining...

Plant Floor Efficiency: There's an App for…That?

Key performance indicators and overall equipment effectiveness are coming to the plant floor, the front office and now your smart phone.

Can Software Solve the Food Industry's Problems?

If the new year brings surging demand or new government regulations…Software can solve it

State of the Food Industry 2011: End of Recession Changes Everything … or ...

U.S. food industry faces a tough road ahead.

Industry Trends: Store Brands Cap a Decade of Growth

As shoppers' economic concerns eased somewhat in the wake of the recession, some industry observers predicted that store brands would give up their recent gains, or even decline as the economy rebounded.

Strategies for Making Heart-Healthy Products: Take out the Bad and Put in the...

While doubts increase about soy and sodium, there's no debating the wisdom of developing heart-healthy foods.

Food Processors Make Progress on Sustainability Goals in 2011

General Mills, Kellogg Co., Kraft and Purdue Farms talk about what they are doing to meet their sustainability goals.

Botanical Ingredients Lend Color and More to Food and Beverage Products

Consumer interest in natural and organic products is translating into some colorful innovations.

Made in Taiwan: Good Food, Good Principles

The heart of Asia celebrates its food, its culture and its progress toward culinary stardom.

Food Processing Top 100 Observations

Sales and income figures from 2010 look promising, but 2011 brings new challenges for food & beverage processors

Mergers & Acquisitions Activity Returning to Pre-2008 Levels

With 322 total mergers and acquisitions recorded in 2010, the food and beverage industry is seeing the highest M&A figure since 2008, and about even with the 2005 figure.

Top Food and Beverage Companies for 2011: PepsiCo Takes the Lead

Our annual report on the food and beverage industry's top companies finds that the biggest news is only one company reported a loss in 2010.

Best-Selling New Food & Beverage Products of 2010

Having survived the Great Recession and significant changes in consumer spending habits, consumer product goods still face a challenge: how to stay in front of the game. In our coverage of the 2010 Pacesetters, we take a look at the products, the numbers and the trends of the best-Selling new ...

Unilever Food Solutions Rejuvenates Its Brand

Unilever Food Solutions North America, part of a global relaunch of the Unilever Food Solutions brand uses a recently introduced three new services to help the foodservice industry.

Unilever Catapults To Top Of Sustainability Rankings

In an April poll of 559 sustainability experts, Unilever took the lead this year of companies most committed to sustainability.

Unilever's World Menu Report Asks: What's in your food?

Unilever Food Solutions' World Menu Report measures attitudes toward eating out.

Vincent Giordano Corp. Talks About Its High-Pressure Pasteurization System

After a scare when product showed up with listeria in Georgia in 2005, Guy Giordano of Vincent Giordano Corp. bought an HPP system as a food safety measure.

Vitamin D Makes the Grade

As research on vitamin D took off in the 2000s, processors have been left with a partly cloudy picture of the 'sunshine' vitamin.

Clean Your Wastewater Before the City Does

Pretreatment technologies can pay for themselves in surcharge savings

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Baking for the Future

Less gluten, more whole grains and fiber and cleaner statements are coming out of the oven.

Food Processors Work on Building Healthier Desserts

You can build healthier desserts and confections with the right ingredients.

Wellness Food Trends: Which Oils And Fats Are Healthy And Why?

A lesson on oils, fats and how nothing is what it seems anymore.

Wellness Food Trends: Whey Protein Gaining Popularity

As a functional ingredient, whey does not compromise on taste, clarity or stability in beverages.

Whey's Numerous Health Benefits

Long recognized as a good and cost-effective source of protein, science is uncovering new benefits of this byproduct of cheese-making.

Whole Grain Varieties Gaining Acceptance Among American Consumers

For an America struggling with obesity, whole grains are a lot more than just fiber. Whole grains are virtually complete foods. They're the foods upon which all civilizations were built.

Africa: The World's Next Great Economic Story

Coca-Cola Co.'s Alexander Cummings recently spoke to Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research and African Leadership Academy about Africa's growing economic power.

A Nutty Evolution: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Nuts

Nuts, once shunned as a high-fat ingredient, are concentrated sources of phytochemicals.

Editor's Plate: Breaking Up Is Not So Hard To Do

The current frenzy of split-up activity is just the circle of life in the food & beverage industry.

Abbott and University of Illinois establish Center for Nutrition, Learning ...

Abbott Laboratories' Nutrition unit and the University of Illinois established the first multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center.

Ms. Brown Comes Out Of Her Shell

Chief Chocolate Officer at Mars has a passion for details and milk chocolate.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: August 2012

New food and beverage products on the store shelves this month.

Editor's Plate: Green, Sustainable, Good

Take the time to assess your company's sustainability efforts.

IFT 2012 Prototypes Make Visitors Hungry For More

Our News and Trends Editor offers a list of her favorite food and beverage prototypes from this year's annual meeting and food expo.

Survey Finds Trends Among Technology, Social Media and Older Consumers

According to Pew Research, Baby Boomers and older folks using social media has increased enormously in the past two years.

Bakeries Strive for Clean and Green

Clean labels, increased hygiene and greener operations driving bakery operations.

Bakery Trends Show Balance Between Delight and Lite

Convenience, premium products, wellness, nostalgia/comfort and global flavors are driving trends in the U.S. bakery industry.

Beverage and Flavor Innovations Witness Return to Simpler Time

Innovations in beverage flavors give consumers the chance to savor updated fruit- and cocktail-based drinks.

Beverage Manufacturers Face a Number Of Challenges When Using Botanicals

Manufacturers are finding increasing demand for botanical remedies is both a national and international trend.

Box-Free Cereal Packaging Yields Green Payoffs

Food processors find less packaging good for the environment and delivers business benefits by reducing packaging costs.

California's Proposition 65 Applies to All Food Processors

Any food and beverage manufacturer who sells products in California can be sued.

Capital Avoidance for Wastewater

Despite toughening municipal standards, your plant's wastewater system probably can be pressed to do more.

2012 Capital Spending Report: Greek Yogurt Plants are Stacking Up

After two years of 20 percent increases, capital spending looks to be up only 4.1 percent this year.

The Changing Face of Confections

As bakers and confectioners deal with low-calorie and gluten-free demands, suppliers suggest novel sweeteners and nuts.

Focus on Food Safety: China's New Food Safety Initiatives

Five-year plan lacks specific regulations but shows signs of progress.

2012 Processor of the Year: Designing Greek Yogurt

Chobani's product development team balances simplicity with excitement.

Cleaning and Sanitation Equipment Keep Processing Plants Profitable and ...

Sanitation equipment suppliers are designing machines that not only meet the high standards for customer cleanliness, but also for regulatory compliance as well.

Often-Used Color Additives Difficult To Find Au Naturel

Growing demand for clean label colors means even "natural" won't cut it with informed consumers.

How Concerned Are Consumers about Food Safety?

Shoppers are only somewhat or slightly concerned about the safety of the U.S. food supply despite frequent food safety outbreaks, reports NPD.

More Variety Means More Efficiencies for Confectionery Manufacturers

Sanitary pumps and other clean in place equipment are the key components to modern candy-making.

Functional Ingredients: Consumers Reach for Fiber

Research indicates consumers understand and want fiber-containing products.

Food Processors Turning to Ingredient Suppliers for Customized Blend of ...

Ingredient suppliers increasingly are called upon to supply premixes, and a little R&D, too.

Dairy Plants Ready for Food Safety Modernization Act

With HACCP plans already in place, dairies are on top of hazard control.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: December 2012

Our December 2012 new food and beverage rollout highlights comfort and convenience for consumers.

How the Food Industry Defines Botanicals

More than 1,600 botanicals and their derivatives are sold in the U.S. in a special food category called "dietary supplements."

Demand For Custom Flavors Is On The Rise

Taste profiles from bacon to mango (plus complex combinations) can be created by custom flavor companies.

Designing Desirable Whey Proteins

From heart health to great tasting zero-fat ice cream, new whey protein ingredients find a role.

Food Processing Picks Favorite New Food and Beverage Products of 2012

The top 10 new products that Food Processing and Friends find to be irresistible – over and over again.

Election Pains or Gains?

How will the food industry fare depending on whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins on November 6th?

Evergreen Packaging Announces Winners Of Project Carton Design Competition

More than 24 packaging design students participated in the competition as part of the New York-based college's fall curriculum. The winners were announced during 2012 Pack Expo.

FDA Affirms Safety of BPA

Agency finally rules – negatively – on 2008 petition from Natural Resource Defense Council.

FDA Misses FSMA Deadline - What Food Processors Can do to be Compliant for Later

The Food and Drug Administration was supposed to implement the preventive controls requirement and a voluntary qualified importer program but has not met its own requirement.

The FDA's Food Safety Outlook for 2012

The FDA will be consumed with implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act, with July as a particularly important month.

FDA Assesses its FSMA Progress

Deputy Commissioner for Foods outlines accomplishments, to-do list.

Toops' Scoops: Harry Balzer Looks in Your Pantry

NPD Group's triennial Kitchen Audit finds ‘foods that require no cooking.'

Fiber Finds New Health Benefits

Fiber's use as a prebiotic has been shown to increase calcium absorption.

European Flavor is in Among Butter Flavor Developments

European-made butters and European-style ones seem to be taking up more space in the American dairy aisle.

Research And Development Of New Applications For Chocolate Persist

Staying current with this perennial flavor means touting and creating health benefits and paying heed to global social issues.

Garlic's Growing Ap-peel

Flavor impact and medicinal benefits are boosting this bulb.

Flavor Trends for 2012

What flavors will entice consumers in 2012? Think ethnic fusions, ‘authentic' spice blends and exotic fruits.

Focus on Food Safety: A Busy Year for Food Safety

Introducing a monthly column devoted to everyone's No. 1 concern.

New Food and Beverage Packaging Packs a Promotional Punch

Promotional campaigns are about getting noticed and engaging consumers; packaging is just the thing to make that happen.

Food (and Beverages) for Achy Joints

Glucosamine, chondroitin and other palliative ingredients don't have to be delivered via pills.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption April 2012

April edition of Food Processing's Food Funnies, a monthly feature guaranteed to give you a good laugh.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption August 2012

August edition of Food Processing's Food Funnies, a monthly feature guaranteed to give you a good laugh.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - December 2012

Who's ready for a little holiday humor? Write the winning caption for our December 2012 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption July 2012

July edition of Food Processing's Food Funnies, a monthly feature guaranteed to give you a good laugh.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption June 2012

June edition of Food Processing's Food Funnies, a monthly feature guaranteed to give you a good laugh.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption May 2012

May edition of Food Processing's Food Funnies, a monthly feature guaranteed to give you a good laugh.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - November 2012

To the comedian goes the spoils. Write the winning caption for our November 2012 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - October 2012

See what Food Processing has in store for your funny bone this month. Write the winning caption for our October 2012 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption September 2012

Food Processing's Food Funnies, a monthly feature guaranteed to give you a good laugh.

The Food Industry Fights Back

On obesity, food safety, 'questionable' ingredients, the industry can do a better job of tactfully defending itself; the key is transparency.

2012 Food Industry Outlook: A Taste of Things To Come

Healthier foods, more nutraceuticals, greener everything and other challenges and consumer trends for the new year.

Food Production Operations Are Waking Up to Breakfast Trends

Chasing consumer demands means automating with flexibility.

Food Biz Kids: Southern Cajun Grill-N-Que

Our junior reviewers remind us when it comes to condiments, don't judge a sauce by its cover.

Food Biz Kids: Special K Cracker Chips

Our junior high product testers had a mixed bag of comments on these sour cream & onion snacks from Kellogg Co.

Hottest Foodservice and Hospitality Trends for 2012

Foodservice and hospitality consulting agency Andrew Freeman & Co. offers a slew of trends for 2012

Formulating Gluten-Free Products

How did a grain protein a statistical handful of people are allergic to end up the ingredient non grata of the 21st Century?

Can Frozen Foods and 'Natural' Coexist?

Food processors' ability to keep foods natural while improving their taste has risen in tandem with consumers' expectations thanks to the right stabilizers.

Fruits and Nuts for the Future

The combination of sweet and fat will always be a siren song to the human palate. Nuts and fruits can fulfill this while delivering the components that make them true health foods.

Generation Go Goes Entrepreneurial

JWT releases its annual year-end forecast of key trends that will drive or significantly impact consumer mind-set and behavior in the year ahead.

Global Flavors Are Capturing Imaginations And Driving Sales

Authentic spices are the key as even the most mainstream food companies try out bold new ethnic offerings.

Gluten Free: Friend or Fad?

This new dietary awareness leaves a large opportunity in the marketplace as a gluten-free diet has quickly become a fast-growing nutritional movement.

Gourmet Packages Team Substance With Style

Packaging that looks great and performs well is the name of the foodie game.

Food Processing Awards Hormel Foods/Progressive Processing 2012 Green Plant ...

Being able to produce high-quality products in a sustainable and energy-efficient facility garnered Hormel's Progressive Processing facility in Dubuque, Iowa our third annual prize.

New Ways to Green Your Food and Beverage Packaging

Food processors look to compostability, recyclability and lightweighting to make their packages ever greener.

Hail to the Chef

Leading food & beverage companies employ great chefs to infuse retail products with innovation and creativity.

Formulating Fundamentals: Whole Grains 101

While discussion continues over exactly what are whole grains, few question their health benefits. Some processors work to enhance their nutrition through enzymes.

Healthy Snacks Harder To Find

Big opportunities available for food manufacturers wanting to produce new snack foods.

New Frontiers for Heart Healthy Ingredients

While the key ingredients, such as oat bran and antioxidants, are vital, new ingredients have been gaining ground in the battle to keep our tickers ticking longer and better.

Hispanic Consumers Influencing Consumption Patterns

NPD's National Eating Trends Hispanic study finds non-toasted bread and rice play a big role in U.S. Hispanics' eating behaviors.

Homemakers Rate Their Cooking Skills

Only a small percentage of homemakers rate their cooking skills as excellent in NPD Group's 2011 Kitchen Audit.

Hot and Spicy Flavors Heat Up The Snack Market

New product launches that offer consumers something new and unique in terms of format/taste continue to appeal to consumers.

Huffington Post Casts Predictions For The Culinary World

The economic doldrums of the past few years have hit most restaurants hard, but fast casual is flourishing, reports the Huffington Post.

Human Behavior's Role in Food Safety

Looking out for those who misunderstand their training but have confidence in their knowledge.

Hydrocolloids Make All the Difference in Ice Cream Formulations

Gums such as tara, carrageenan, locust bean and cellulose are good choices for creating a smooth creamy ice cream texture with reduced ice crystal size.

Focus on Health: Ingredient Aids for Satiety

There is considerable science behind 'feeling full.'

Ingredient Insights: What Is Your Ingredient? February 29

The food industry is investing heavily in a growing body of specialized ingredients, but the scientific names of many of these materials can have a chilling effect on the ignorant and become a stumbling block in the future of the ingredient.

Ingredient Insights: Calories Trump Protein, January 23

Protein is getting a lot of attention for the right or wrong reasons.

Ingredient Insights: The Year Of The Ingredients, January 9

This year specific ingredients will take off and stretch emerging and ongoing trends to their full potential.

Farewell, My Friend, Adieu

The food industry says goodbye to one of its beloved friends.

Inside the Latest U.S. Case of Mad Cow Disease

The April discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy only proves safeguards are working.

Israel: The Promised Land … of Imports

Novel foods and ingredients from Israel would do well here in the U.S. and Canada.

Toops' Scoops: Creamy, Chewy or 'Crinchy'?

Texture attributes of food often are lost in translation.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: July 2012

New food and beverage products on the store shelves this month.

American Consumers are Confused About Diet and Health

Study shows Americans' believe 'figuring out their taxes is simpler than improving diet and health.'

New Food and Beverage Rollout: June 2012

New food and beverage products on the store shelves this month.

Editor's Plate: Did Ben and Jerry Change the World?

Two tie-dyed hippies may have set the stage for today's corporate social responsibility efforts.

Kraft Foodservice Shares Trend Predictions for 2012

Kraft Foodservice's seven pedigreed culinarians share 12 insightful trend predictions on what will shape foodservice over the next 12 months.

Leading for a Culture of Improvement

The improvement culture in the food industry is weak, because leadership in the food industry has a weak understanding of improvement.

Food Manufacturers Look to Reformulate With Lupin

Looking for plant-based sources of protein that can compete with animal proteins? Try the lupin.

2012 Manufacturing Trends Survey: Can Production This Year Top 2011?

Processors can't get a break from uncertain markets, rising costs and changing safety standards, but they continue to grow and keep optimism high.

Oreo Celebrates 100th birthday, Invites Consumers to Join the Party

Consumers can join the birthday celebration with Limited Edition Birthday Cake Oreo cookies.

Marketplace Trends to Watch For in 2013: It's Time to Think Small

Beverage manufacturers and all food processors must embrace the new, smaller American household.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: May 2012

New food and beverage products on the store shelves this month.

Improved Metal Detection Technologies Play a Role in New Food Safety Systems

Experts advise a comprehensive approach to metal detection for keeping solid, foreign material out of foods.

Mixing Innovations Keep Beverages Flowing

As beverages get more complex, processing plants must deal with expensive, problematic ingredients.

Food Production Motors Running High and Dry

Stainless motor housings are among the most important features for food and beverage processors with efficiency coming in close behind.

Mixers Blend Power and Dexterity

Mixing equipment offers added efficiencies and pharma-grade hygiene.

New Trend in Wirelesss Communication May Usher In A New Era For Food ...

Instruments and control going digital, striving for better integration.

Food Safety Starts on the Ground Floor

Proper flooring provides no safe harbor for bacteria.

Food Safety Case History: Keeping on Eye on the Cranberries

Optical sorter helps L&S Cranberry pack quality fruit with no foreign material.

Lubricants Make the (Food) Grade

Synthetic and anti-microbial lubricants provide better service in food plants.

Food Manufacturing Facilities Design for Flexibility

Smaller, more nimble food processing plants offer something different.

New Designs Pump Up Cleanability

Pump sanitation features improve product safety, with the other eye on efficiency.

Manufacturing Software: How Well Do you Know Your System?

Food processors expect more from manufacturing software, and they are getting it.

Much Ado About Caramel Coloring

While science refutes the 4-MEI/caramel coloring-cancer connection, soda makers reformulate for California.

Vote Now For Your Favorite 2012 R&D Teams of the Year

The readers have spoken. Vote now for your favorite R&D Teams for 2012.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: November 2012

Flavorful food and beverage innovations are at the heart of our November 2012 rollout.

A Nutty Good Diet: How Nuts Can Contribute to Weight Loss

Weight control methods are generally a matter of accounting — tracking the calories coming in and trying to increase the calories going out. But nuts have knack for cracking the shell of this paradigm.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: October 2012

As summer's warmth turns to autumn's cool, consumers can find heart-warming convenient cuisine in our October 2012 new food and beverage rollout.

A More Important Vote in California

California's Proposition 37 looks likely to ignite the GMO debate nationally.

Consumers Face Barriers To Choosing Healthier Options When Eating Out

Unilever Food Solutions' latest World Menu Report finds what people want to eat more often than not wins over what they think they should eat.

Ingredient Manufacturers Meeting Demands for Visually Appealing Natural ...

Consumers are looking for more natural and organic products, and that translates into demand for natural and organic color additives.

Packaging for Organic and Natural Foods

Contemporary package designs displace brown paper and granola-esque graphics.

PepsiCo Casa Grande Plant Reaches 'Near Net Zero' for Sustainability

Frito-Lay's Casa Grande, Ariz., plant is nearly self-sustaining in water, heat and electricity.

Pest Control - Inside, Outside and in the Cloud

New documentation requirements add to the argument for managed, integrated approach.

Software Puts Your Plant on Fast-Forward

New automation software lets you 'TiVo' your process, while Johnsonville Sausage finds a neat trick to make SAP data more usable in the plant.

Pomegranate Retains Superfruit Status

Pomegranate is capitalizing on its superfruit status, bringing unique flavor and ample health benefits to a wide range of food and beverage products.

Portioning Equipment Helps Food Manufacturers Form a Profit

Efficient production equipment also controls raw material costs.

Potassium Chloride Improves its Aftertaste

While vendors tweak the sodium replacer, other mineral salts jockey for position.

Pouches Flex Their Marketing Muscles

Good looking and functional, too, pouches are taking on rigid packaging.

Are New Alliances Indicative of Joint Venture Activity for Food and Beverage ...

PepsiCo-Ocean Spray Latin American strategic alliance may signal an uptick in food and beverage industry joint ventures.

Changes in Food Advertising to Kids

Five years of industry self-regulation result in remarkable progress, says Better Business Bureau.

Specialized Banks Support the Food Industry

Challenging times make financial understanding more critical.

Getting the Most From a Plant Sale

Too many companies rush to sell off equipment, cannibalizing the value of the real estate.

Bans Are a Scapegoat, Not a Solution

National polls have found the majority of New Yorkers – and Americans – oppose banning the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 oz.

Nutella Lawsuit Highlights Marketing Risks

Class action settlement a warning to processors touting 'healthy' products.

A Food Processor's Most Magnificent Deal

Prepare the next generation to take over the family business by buying it from you.

Private Label Packaging Steps Out

Store-wide private label lines and premium-tier store brands dress up to compete with the nationals.

The Private World of Private Label Food Brands

Will the category's 'quality copy-cat' reputation hold up after the recession?

2012 Processor of the Year: Chobani

Turkish immigrant Hamdi Ulukaya wanted yogurt like that back home, so he made some – like a billion dollars' worth of it.

Collateral Damage: Prop 37 Threatens Natural Foods Immediately

If passed, California's Proposition 37 may have a major impact on any food processor that labels their product as natural. Learn what's at stake.

Proposition 37: Food Transparency or Increased Organic Food Sales?

Contributor David TerMolen proposes California's upcoming food transparency measure is about increasing sales of organic food products at the expense of conventional foods.

Proposition 37: California's Newest Challenge For Food Product Companies

California's Proposition 37 takes aim at products containing genetically modified ingredients and would preclude manufacturers from marketing their products as natural. Learn what's at stake.

2012 R&D Team Winner: ConAgra

A cross-functional team lends innovation from all segments to ensure new product success.

2012 R&D Team Winner: Kettle Cuisine

Refrigerated and frozen soups for discerning (but busy) restaurant chefs.

2012 R&D Survey: Exciting New Products – With a Side of Cost Control

'New product development' is still the top R&D priority, but processors are creating brand extensions, cleaning up current ingredient statements and keeping an eye on costs.

2012 R&D Team Winner: Truitt Bros.

Contract manufacturer is dedicated to shelf stability and environmental stability.

Food Processors Chip Away at Salt

Salty snacks present unique challenges for sodium reduction.

Processors Working to Remove the Guilt From Desserts and Confections

And guilt comes in many forms: unnecessary calories, gluten and "artificial" sweeteners and color additives among them.

Food Processing 2012 R&D Teams of the Year: An Apple Doesn't Fall Far From ...

Innovative cultures enable R&D creativity and success. Congratulations to ConAgra, Truitt Bros. and Kettle Cuisine.

New Research Suggests Doubling Vitamin C Intake For A Healthier Heart

Oregon State's Linus Pauling Institute finds evidence that higher levels of vitamin C can help reduce the chronic diseases that today kill most people in the developed world.

Restaurant And School Menu Trends Contribute to Overall 2012 Food and ...

Culinary and restaurant experts predict the most popular trends on restaurant and school lunch menus.

2012 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey: Salary Meltdown

Our 6th annual survey finds a retreat to 2008 levels.

How Do you Create a Healthier Savory Snack?

Back when the ideal dietary pattern was 'three squares a day,' snacks were treats, not the regular part of the diet they are today.

The Search For The 'Ideal' Conveyor

'Ideal' is whatever suits your needs, but all conveyors strive for sanitation and efficiency.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: September 2012

Convenience is the name of the game for our September 2012 new food and beverage rollout. Consumers can dine on ethnic cuisine, homemade comfort foods, desserts and healthy fare without putting in long hours.

Spam Stands the Test of Time

"Miracle meat of a million uses" celebrates 75 years.

Food Manufacturers Slipping Health into Children's Foods

Food formulators use stealth options for hiding nutrients and healthy ingredients in children's snacks, meals and beverages. New ingredients, methods and technologies are making this task even easier.

Snackfoods are Growing On A Global Scale

Despite ongoing economic difficulties, new product activity in the global snackfoods industry appears to be continuing unabated.

Snacking Could Be The Future Of Eating

Consumer time and health push snack foods to the forefront for many packaged-food companies.

Snacking Occasions On The Rise

According to a report by Technomic, consumers are snacking more now than they were two years ago.

Stevia Seeps Into Beverages

So do honey and monk fruit/luo han guo extracts, as drink makers try to reduce calories while also keeping labels clean and simple.

U.S. Consumers Need Not Go Far for Superfruit Ingredients

Indigenous North American cherries and blueberries wield the same powerful antioxidants and nutritional strengths as exotic superfruits.

Where Are We Headed With Supply Chain Traceability And Food Safety?

As more consumers want transparency with their food ingredients, the food and beverage industry must wrestle with what that means for the supply chain and the costs passed back on to consumers.

Top-Selling Food and Beverage Products of 2011: Targeted Innovation Rules the...

This year's SymphonyIRI New Product Pacesetters appeal to increasing at-home consumption.

Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2012: Splitting in Two

When it comes to our annual ranking of the 100 largest food and beverage companies in the U.S. and Canada, 2011 was a tougher year for profitability than 2010 was.

Food Business Mergers And Acquisitions Up In 2011, But Slow In Second Half

The Food Institute recorded a total of 381 mergers in the larger food and beverage industry in 2011, an increase of about 20 percent over the 317 deals in 2010.

Top Consumer Snack Trends 2012

The National Confectioners Association notes trends in confectionery and snacks for 2012 are pushing new boundaries.

For Downturn Shoppers Home Is Where The Best Deals Are

The ongoing economic downturn has spawned a new breed of consumer, downturn shoppers, who are continuing and extending their frugal practices, significantly impacting when, where and how they purchase consumer packaged goods.

Sun Shines Again on Thailand

After devastating 2011 floods, the Land of Smiles (and great food) resumes its quest to be 'kitchen of the world.'

Understanding Monk Fruit: The Next Generation Natural Sweetener

With stevia laying the groundwork, luo han guo seems poised to be the next natural non-nutritive sweetener.

Understanding Polydextrose and How It Works

Lengthen shorter chain polymers of different sugars and you get this designer soluble fiber.

Understanding Soluble Fibers and Insoluble Fibers

Food processors would be wise to decipher the subtle differences between soluble and insoluble fibers.

How Well Do You Know Your Starch?

Riding a roller-coaster of a health reputation, the vital macroingredient is enjoying positive acclaim via sources such as pulses and alternative grains.

What You See Is What You Get

Peek-a-boo packaging lets your product tell the story.

What You Should Know About Bran

The first proposed mechanism for the benefit of dietary fiber aligned with characteristics we associate with wheat bran.

Who Needs Salt?

Yeast extracts, improved potassium chloride, even spices can provide the flavor enhancement once are unique to salt.

X-ray and Vision Inspection Systems Are Coming On Strong

Separate technologies provide unique powers not found in metal detectors.

Plant Performance Improvement: 5 Questions to Ask

Encourage your leaders to have a framework for understanding and communicating the challenges and benefits of performance improvement with these five questions.

Almond Milk: Wonder Food or Flash in the Pan?

Are Americans healthy-eating aficionados or easily-spooked trendees, lurching from one food bandwagon to the next? Sales patterns in the non-dairy milk category suggest the latter.

Almonds Win 2013 Popularity Contest

Their healthful profile makes them the top ingredient nut in new product introductions.

Food Manufacturers Seek Alternatives for Wastewater Treatment

In-plant wastewater and odor treatment continues to migrate to a biological systems approaches.

Food Processing Awards Anheuser-Busch/Fairfield 2013 Green Plant of the Year

Anheuser-Busch's Fairfield, Calif. brewery is a leader in renewable energy technology for AB InBev breweries around the world and uses green energy provided by an on-site solar array and wind turbine to provide an average 15 percent of its energy needs.

Editor's Plate: The Dangers of the Dangers of GMOs

It looks like marketing and profiteering are trumping science.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: April 2013

Our April 2013 new food and beverage rollout highlights healthy and convenient products for consumers.

Assessing Motors' Optimized Power Packages

Premium motors are just one of the upgrades food processors should consider when analyzing their power transmission systems.

Bakery Throughput Demands Can Be Met With Easier-To-Sanitize Equipment

Time spent cleaning is time not producing, but higher hygienic standards for bakeries need not mean a drain on throughput.

Bakery Product Trends Emphasize Healthier Eating

The variety of baked goods ranges from low-fat rolls, artisan breads and fiber-enriched cookies to decadent designer cakes and pastries.

Better Process Control Made Possible by Fresh Approach to Old Challenges

Loss-in-weight systems and combination weighers are making the transition from dry-goods to wet- and viscous-product weight control.

Emerging Plant Technologies Help Processors Make Better Beverages

From micro-encapsulation to pulsed light, technology is providing processors with the tools needed to produce superior liquid foods.

Boning Up on Nutrition: Food Manufacturers Take a Closer Look at Dietary Calcium

With a $4 billion bone and joint health market, functional ingredient manufacturers look to dietary calcium and Vitamin D's capabilities to help restore cracks in bone health.

Many New Botanicals Being Explored For Their Potential In Helping To Maintain...

As Americans pursue healthier versions of foods, new botanicals and new applications for old botanicals are continuously being explored.

Macronutrients and Micronutrients Offer Key Ingredients to Brain Health

For optimum growth, development and maturation, the brain requires adequate protein, essential fatty acids and a variety of micronutrients, not to mention the glucose that serves as fuel.

Four Breakthrough Technologies in Food Processing

Natural sweeteners, high-pressure pasteurization, resistant starch and robots are modern marvels changing the way we make food.

Candy Trends 2013: New Tricks for Old Favorites

Confections can play off new trends or old sentiments. Either way, ingredient innovations make them better.

2013 Capital Spending Outlook: Processors Invest in the Tools of Production, ...

Balance sheets look strong, but food companies are holding the line on capital projects, projecting only a 5.4 percent increase this year.

Is it Possible to Make Healthier Foods Kids Will Eat?

It can be done. Ingredient substitutions exist that can remove fat and calories and insert fiber and whole grains – tastefully.

Plant Instrumentation Showing Positive Impact In Sanitation Process

CIP water and effluent can be controlled with instruments and monitoring systems.

Coca-Cola Unseated as World's Top Brand

According to an Interbrand survey, the beverage company ended its 13-year run by being upended by Apple and Google

Consumer Attitudes Show Positive Change About Healthy Snacking

If chips can include a full serving of vegetables, snacking can be a healthy part of your diet.

Ingredient Suppliers Developing More Consumer-Friendly Shortening, Oil Products

With consumers avoiding trans fats and saturated fats, oil and shortening suppliers are burning the candle at both ends to offer solutions.

Key Ingredients For Implementing a Successful Continuous Improvement Effort

Greg Flickinger and Ugo Mgbike, of Snyder's-Lance, talk about how to make continuous improvement part of the fabric of your company's culture – not the program of the month.

Continuous Improvement in Metal Detection

Industrial metal detectors may be old technology, but greater sensitivity, fewer false rejects and ease of use are helping them maintain their relevance in food and beverage inspection.

Conveyor Upgrades Now Focusing More on Food and Plant Safety

Regardless of the product being made, conveyors move it through processing and packaging, and the conveyors used in food plants are being upgraded.

Corporate Research Chefs Combine Health and Science With a Dash of Culinary ...

With frozen meal options like Shitake mushroom risotto and Lean Cuisine butternut squash ravioli, food companies are employing chefs to keep their products innovative and interesting.

Dairy Processing Equipment Transitions from Tanks to Technology

Stainless steel tanks and kettles are synonymous with dairy manufacturing, but the long-term trend is toward continuous processes that don't require the tools of batch.

Dairy's Simple Complexity

Milk is a simple food, but dairy products such as yogurt and ice cream require careful ingredient selection with a knowledge of what the consumer wants in the cup.

Dock Equipment Raises the Bar for Food Safety

With food manufacturers focusing more on prevention than reaction when it comes to food safety, supply chain managers are looking carefully at the products they utilize everyday for their loading dock operations.

Dry Lubricants Changing The Way Bottlers Maintain Conveyor Functionality

Gears and drives aren't the only friction points in a beverage plant; new dry lubricants are helping bottling manufacturers maintain conveyor functionality.

Eating Habits Should Change as We Age

Develop products for more, smaller meals and add longevity-promoting ingredients.

Editor's Plate: I Need an Incentive to Stay Put

The whole country needs to rethink the practice of competing for business by giving away taxpayer money, especially for existing jobs.

Editor's Plate: My Second Visit to ConAgra

Twenty years after I first visited, this is a very different company.

Editor's Plate: The Real Cure for Obesity

You're the solution, not the problem.

Cheese Processor Selects Electrical Generation As Biogas Go-To Option

Ohio-based Pearl Valley Cheese converted its methane into pricier electricity.

Ethnic Cuisine Offers Innovation Opportunities For Food Manufacturers

Authentic flavor is a start, but ethnic food ingredients now face the same scrutiny as their apple pie neighbors.

European Scientists Ask for GMO Research

In its first week online, more than 200 scientists, physicians and legal experts signed the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility's group statement “No scientific consensus on GMO [genetically modified organism] safety.

Evaporative Cooling's New Twist

Although it's old (and proven) technology, vacuum/evaporative cooling evolves to meet today's needs.

Food Processing Picks Favorite New Food and Beverage Products from 2013

We put the heavy technical articles aside for a moment and savor the delightful new products we actually buy for ourselves.

Food Biz Kids: Chobani Champions Tubes

Our high school product testers review the tubular Greek yogurt.

Food Biz Kids: Kraft Tomato Basil String Cheese

Our high school product testers review Kraft's Tomato Basil String Cheese.

FDA Paints Itself Into a Corner with FSMA

A federal judge orders the agency to issue overdue food safety rules by November … which looks unrealistic.

Will the FDA Kill the Caffeine Buzz?

If not the agency, then the courts may, as scrutiny of the ingredient ramps up.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: February 2013

Our February 2013 new food and beverage rollout highlights healthier fare and product convenience for consumers.

Are Fiber-Fortified Beverages The Next New Trend?

Beverages manufacturers are adding in an ingredient that once was relegated to baked goods and grains.

Flavor and Ingredient Trends for 2013

Get familiar with ingredients to combat obesity and aging, natural sweeteners and colors, and exotic fruits and grains.

Honey Gaining in Sweetener Popularity for Many Food Manufacturers

Honey is a do for manufacturers looking to create flavorful, all-natural alternatives to sugar-sweetened foods and beverages.

Citrus Flavors Freshening Up Beverage, Candy And Confections

Orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit are among the sweet citrus flavors consumers worldwide find refreshing to the palate.

Food Processors Must Balance High Throughput With Demand For Fast Changeovers...

Mass production of food has gone the way of the Model T, and nowhere is the need for line flexibility more important than at copackers.

The Condemnation of Carbohydrates: A Food Manufacturers Guide to ...

The commonly held notion that sugar intake equals diabetes is a kind of unofficial dogma. But like many dogmas, this one falls apart upon closer examination.

Food Biz Kids: Eat Well Enjoy Life Natural Brands Hummus

The healthy hummus, with 50% less fat and 33% fewer calories than traditional hummus, appeals to our teen testers.

Food Colorant Trends Show Natural is Critical for Consumers

Color manufacturers are following the "natural" trend by working closely with food, beverage and drug manufacturers to create and stabilize colors derived from natural sources.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - April 2013

Write the winning caption for our April 2013 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

August Current Events Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption

Take a break from the daily grind to pig out on some food and beverage industry humor.

Plant Operations Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - August 2013

Plant Operators: time to put on your hard hats and hair nets. We've started a series of Food Funnies just for you. Give us what you've got for this August 2013 cartoon.

Product Development Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - August 2013

Product developers: Put on your thinking caps. We've started a series of Food Funnies just for you. Give us what you've got for this August 2013 cartoon.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - December 2013

Add your own twist of humor to our new chapter in this holiday carol by writing a light-hearted caption for our December cartoon.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - February 2013

Who will win the heart of our newest cartoon heroine? Write the winning caption for our February 2013 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - January 2013

New year, new humor. Write the winning caption for our January 2013 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - July 2013

Take a break from the heat and craft a hilarious caption for the band of merry treats in our July 2013 cartoon.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - June 2013

We take a break from our regularly scheduled seriousness to bring you this Food Funny by Food Processing. Write the winning caption for our June 2013 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - March 2013

Write the winning caption for our March 2013 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - May 2013

Write the winning caption for our May 2013 cartoon and be loved and honored by all.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - November 2013

Gather around and feast on a heaping helping of laughter by coming up with a caption for our November cartoon.

Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - October 2013

Harvest a few good laughs by coming up with a caption for our October cartoon.

September Current Events Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption

Take a break from the daily grind to put your stamp of humor on this food and beverage industry cartoon.

Plant Operations Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - September 2013

Plant Operators: Time to investigate a little humor for our September 2013 cartoon.

Product Development Food Funnies: You Write the Cartoon Caption - September 2013

Product developers: Cap off your summer with a humorous look at the food and beverage industry.

2013 Food Industry Outlook: 5 Things to Look Out For

Just when you thought the recession's end would bring calm, it's time to reinvent your company and meet new challenges.

Lawsuits Grow Over Food Marketing: 4 Tips to Prevent Costly Litigation

As food industry lawsuits heat up, food manufacturers and marketers need to consider the words used to market their products.

Food Packaging's Role in Food Safety

How malfunctioning packages and the supply chain - things you might think are out of your control - can greatly impact the safety of your products.

Caffeine Under Siege by the FDA

FDA investigation could be just the beginning of regulatory and litigation battles.

Food Safety Regulatory Outlook for 2013

Similar to 2012, the FDA will continue to evolve and enact the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Unprecedented Number of Trade Regulations To Take Effect in 2014

Prepare your company for an onslaught of new trade regulations, many of which center around food import quality and safety.

Food Becomes Target for Consumer Lawsuits

Lawyers who made their fortunes suing tobacco companies have set their sights on the food industry.

Packaging Improvements Occur When Film Suppliers And Machine Builders ...

Collaborations between film suppliers and machine builders are delivering form/fill/seal systems that produce food containers with improved seal integrity and other benefits.

Formulating for Higher Protein Values

Maximizing a food's percent daily value of protein requires careful calculations.

Probiotics - From Weight Management to Survival Skills

New studies look at gut microbiota and obesity, while probiotic viability remains a goal.

Frozen Foods Gaining Ground in Supply Chain Channels

While manufacturers are trying to refresh the image of frozen foods and revive retail sales, some areas are reaping the benefits of going cold.

Luxury Foods And Beverages Take Glass Packaging In New Directions

Glass food and beverage packaging materials are driving a new focus on unusual shapes, particularly for gourmet and luxury products.

What's Next for GMO Labeling?

The defeat of California Proposition 37 does little to slow down anti-GMO activists.

Heart Health Becoming a Major Concern for Aging Baby Boomers

Food and beverage manufacturers look to grains and soy to help boost formulations.

Study Suggests High Dietary Fiber Related to Low Levels of Insulin Resistance...

Consumers can add insulin resistance as an increasingly important concern along with obesity and type 2 diabetes; however, food processors can add fiber and resistant starch in tasty, functional foods and beverages to help counter that concern.

How Food Manufacturers Can Prepare for a Trans-Formation

What to do about FDA's tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not safe.

Market View: The Return of Truly New New Products

The food and beverage industry shows signs its R&D engines are revving again.

Infographic: Consumer Nutrition - Perception Versus Reality

The International Food Information Council Foundation's 2013 Functional Foods Consumer Survey results reveal surprising information about consumer perception.

Inspection Systems Now Faster, Cheaper And More Versatile

Machine vision breakthroughs are ushering in a new generation of food inspection systems that do more for less than previous solutions.

Five New Technologies for Inspection

Lab testing will always be the gold standard in food inspection, but rising throughput rates are leading to more quality assurance at the point of production.

Top-selling new products of 2012: IRI Reveals Annual New Product Pacesetters

The product analyst group finds consumer-centric innovation is driving revenue growth for CPG marketers.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: January 2013

Our January 2013 new food and beverage rollout highlights comfort and convenience for consumers.

Editor's Plate: Another American Processor Sells Out

I thought I was a free-marketeer, but this Smithfield deal bothers me.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: June 2013

In observance of Celiac Awareness Month, Food Processing is providing a list of new food and beverage products that those with gluten intolerance can enjoy.

Six Low-Key Sugar Substitutes

Revisiting six sugar replacers that don't have the PR agents that stevia and monk fruit have.

The Appropriate Lubricant Oil Is a Must to Pass Today's Audits

Trace amounts of lubricant are unavoidable in many processes, and that's driving a steady migration to food-grade greases and oils.

Making a Case for Capital Spending

Splicing the genes of an accountant and an engineer might help cost-justify plant improvement projects, but a dash of showmanship and passion also help build capex consensus.

2013 Manufacturing Trends Survey: Labor, not Energy, the Concern in 2013

While economic uncertainty remains, respondents expect more growth.

The Many Flavors of Barbecue

Barbecue transcends the grilling season, tantalizing consumers' taste buds throughout the year through restaurants and at retail.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: March 2013

Our March 2013 new food and beverage rollout highlights healthy and convenient products for consumers.

Marketing Insights: When It Comes To Brand Longevity, Is It Good Luck Or Good...

Goya's 75 years is a tribute to a great company but is also a testament to sound marketing.

A Closer Look at the Single Household

With the United States almost a household majority "single" nation, marketing expert John Stanton ponders if, or how, food manufacturers should adapt their marketing message.

Taste Remains Consumers' Top Preference for New Foods and Beverages

After 40 years' worth of marketing surveys, it's no shock that taste is important to consumers; however, the surprise is that in many cases, we find taste takes second place or worse to other factors.

Editor's Plate: Swinging for the Fences

Three measures that new product development is alive and well.

Meat Packaging Innovations Target Convenient Preparation And Product Quality

Processors of fresh and frozen animal proteins — including beef, pork, chicken and seafood — are looking for extra marketing muscle, and they're finding it in package formats engineered for cook-in convenience or enhanced product protection.

Mintel Reveals 2014 Foodservice Trends

The food and beverage industry trend experts at Mintel recentlyl revealed their top five food service trends for 2014.

Different Mixers for Different Food Blending Applications

Mixing and blending are fundamental to many food processes, and matching the machine to the application is the first step in ensuring consistent results and quality outcomes.

Advancements In Servo Technology Drive Efficiency Gains In Food Processing

Induction motors are power-supply workhorses, but the most significant efficiency gains are occurring with servo motors and drives.

Rare Earth and Power: Advanced Magnets May Improve Future Motors

Rare earth permanent magnets are being incorporated in NEMA induction motors — plus other recent developments in motor efficiency and performance.

MRO Q&A: What Is a Good Volume of Capital Projects?

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

MRO Q&A: When Is Condition-Based Maintenance Worth It?

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

MRO Q&A: Protecting Facilities from Flies, Insects and Rodents

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

MRO Q&A: Finding Qualified Technicians

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

Natural Colors Outsell Synthetic Ones

Mintel-Leatherhead joint research shows the scales tipped in 2011.

The Search for a Better Fat Replacer: Swap in New Starches for Old Fats

Fat mimetics derived from carbohydrate or protein sources can perform the functions of fat at lower calories.

Awaiting the Next Generation of Fats and Oils

As suppliers and processors end their dash away from hydrogenated products, palm oil and fractions are the fats du jour.

Consumers Going Nuts for Almonds and Pistachios

The healthy ingredients offer flavor, texture, and solutions to some dietary restriction issues.

Oats Gain Momentum in Food Formulations

Oats have drawn considerable attention for their content of the soluble fiber beta-glucan and its ability to trap bile and prevent its reabsorption.

October 2013 New Food and Beverage Rollout

Food and beverage processors greet the Autumn chill with sweet and savory flavors that consumers will fall for.

Package Design Innovation: Genius in a Bottle

Food and beverage packagers are choosing bottle designs that pull out the stops.

Beverage Makers Leveraging Structural Design in Packaging

When it comes to beverage packaging, designers are using structural innovation to make every part of the pack perform.

Despite Innovations, Food Manufacturers Still Rely on Past-Generation Sweeteners

Acesulfame potatssium, aspartame, sucralose still rule the sweetener roost.

Food Manufacturers: Are You Prepared for the Patient Protection and ...

Given the complexities of the PPACA, employers need to keep the new health care law top of mind.

FSMA Changes Pest Control for Food Manufacturers

The Food Safety Modernization Act and Global Food Safety Initiative audits make processors rethink their pest management programs.

Pest Management Firms Morphing Into One-Stop Bug Shops

A warm place to rest and all the food and drink desired describes the appeal of all-inclusive resorts for people -- and food processing facilities for insects and other pests.

Food Plants of the Future: Not Bigger, Just Smarter

The next generation of food and beverage production facilities will be sanitary, flexible, more pleasant to work in and self-sustaining.

Equipment, Control Advances Provide More Precise Portioning

Machine makers are moving beyond sanitary design to address precision and throughput in portioning systems.

Food Manufacturers Cling to Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging formats continue to take the day for an array of foods and beverages.

The Fading Effects of the 2012 Drought

Grain supplies will continue to be tight this summer until the fall harvest comes in.

How Food and Beverage Manufacturers Can Avoid Class Action Litigation

The recent suits against energy drink makers are lessons for all food and beverage processors.

Be Careful in Making Product Claims

Marketing claims, especially regarding 'natural,' raise your legal risks.

Protecting Your Data in a Mobile World

If employers adopt a bring-your-own-device approach, they need to establish clear policies and implement IT security controls.

Courts Ask FDA to Clean Their Plates

Finding food labeling cases unappetizing, courts are asking the agency to take a stand on 'natural,' GMOs, more.

Foods Fortified With Prebiotics and Probiotics Expected To Grow As Research ...

In recent years, a research explosion within the scientific community arose regarding what is termed the "gut microbiome."

Private Label Packaging Playing an Essential Role in Retailer Brand Strategies

Manufacturers and retailers are partnering to create innovative ideas that have a big impact.

2013 Processor of the Year: ConAgra Foods

The former grain miller turned branded marketer evolves into what it considers the ideal balance with the acquisition of Ralcorp.

2013 Processor of the Year: For ConAgra Foods, Manufacturing Is a Core ...

Despite a dizzying variety of products, ConAgra Foods always has prided itself on manufacturing great food.

Beverage Trends Point To Natural Ingredients And Safe Sources Of Energy And ...

Today's beverage trends point to natural ingredients and safe sources of energy and nutrition.

Innovative Tools Help Food and Beverage Processors with Product Development ...

Crowdsourcing, open innovation and consultants can bring fresh perspectives to your product development process.

Consumers Liven Up Dishes with New Sauces and Marinades

Barbecue sauces, cooking sauces and marinades offer culinary arts in a bottle, and they can do so without wrecking the ingredient list.

Understanding Protein as A Functional Ingredient

Ingredient technology advances are providing a growing array of uniquely functional proteins.

Protein Processors Face Higher Risk With Food Safety Issues

Meat, poultry and fish plants face familiar issues within new parameters.

18 Reasons to Start Using More Nuts

Acceptance of nuts by many consumers still is hindered by the fact that they are calorically dense, in spite of their having earned a reputation as a healthy food among nutritionists and health professionals.

Food Manufacturers Reformulating Childrens' Foods For More Gluten-Free Options

Chuck E. Cheese experiences the challenges and rewards of reformulating without gluten.

Refuting Myths About Carrageenan

Recent resurrection of a link between carrageenan and poligeenan (and the latter's connection to cancer) are unfounded.

2013 R&D Survey: New Products Are A Top Priority in 2013

Our 42nd annual R&D Survey reveals new products as a top priority for food manufacturers in 2013 -- one more indication companies are ready to resume aggressive growth.

Food Researchers Studying The New Wave Of Superfruits

Superfruits don't need to be exotic. Even domestic fruits can pack high levels of antioxidants.

Retort Processing Shakes Up New Interest

From agitation to AGVs to software, this old-school manufacturing process continues to evolve.

2013 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey: The Gloom Index Recedes

Wage increases averaging 2.65 percent and an easing of job-security concerns suggest food professionals and the industry are getting back on track.

Satiety and Satiation Trump Calories in Weight Control

Satiety is the buzzword of weight management as caloric restriction continues to prove ineffective in overcoming obesity.

Food Scientists Sound off on Crinchy Snack Food Trend

Consumers demanding more from their snack foods and food processors are rallying to the challenge.

Editor's Plate: Tempest in a Yogurt Cup

Moldy yogurt recall teaches Chobani – and every food processor – several painful lessons.

New Food and Beverage Rollout: September 2013

Sweet, savory and scrumptious describe our September new food rollout products.

Smaller is Better for Dicing Machines

Higher throughput is always desired by some manufacturers, but makers of size-reduction machines are tapping pent-up demand from smaller food companies, as well.

Smart Technology Helping Food Plant Operators Improve Communication

All your employees have smartphones, so use them for training, SOPs and more.

Palate Meets Palette In Snack-Packaging Design

Intense color and sophisticated graphics are taking snacks by storm.

Snack Trends 2013: Health and Indulgence Square Off

The endless variety of savory, salty, cheesy and sweet flavors coating snack foods yields a texture and taste combination to suit just about any consumer's discriminating palate.

Food Processors Find New Sodium Alternatives

Manufacturers continue looking for ways to lower sodium without losing flavor.

Pouch Packaging Energizes Retail Purchases for Consumers

Pouches continue to be the 'it' package for food processors and a growing number of beverage companies.

Five Strategies for Training Hispanic Supervisors

Food manufacturers can blend traditional authoritarian Latino leadership style with a U.S.-style "best practices" mode of supervision.

Study Finds Greek Yogurt Trend Far From Over

The results of a recent product development survey reveal consumers' expectations with Greek yogurt.

Using Technology to Aid the FSMA Implementation

Leavitt Partners' David Acheson attests managing the requirements of FSMA will require leveraging technology.

Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2013: Starting Over

The asset-shuffling of 2012 leads to new food and beverage companies and improved profitability for all.

Food Processing Talks Food Safety During Twitter Town Hall October 11

Join our digital doyenne in the Twittershpere to talk about food safety, FSMA and how food and beverage processors are coping with regulations.

Food Processing to Debunk Ingredient Myths During Twitter Town Hall October 4

Join our digital doyenne in the Twittershpere to talk about ingredients, their myths and how well consumers are understanding manufacturers' messages.

Fructose: Toxic Sugar or Tortured Logic?

The anti-sugar forces turn their attention from HFCS to fructose, even at the expense of fruit consumption.

Understanding the Complex Relationship Between Nutrition, Immunity and Obesity

The relationship between diet and the immune system is highly complex. Yet there is solid science behind eating the right foods to help support immune function.

The World of Botanical Ingredients Still Largely Untapped

The number of plant-derived chemicals that could yield health benefits is vast and largely undiscovered.

Understanding Omega Fatty Acids: Why Omega-9 Is Worth a Closer Look

Omega-9 fatty acids - while not essential, because your body can make them - have a number of health benefits.

What's Next for H.J. Heinz?

Some concerns over half-owner, profit-conscious Brazilian investment firm.

2014 Food and Beverage Industry Outlook

We've developed a list of five issues we foresee as having an impact on the food and beverage industry in 2014.

5 Risk Management Tips for the Food Industry

Comprehensive risk management can not only save a business its life, it can help a food industry business to increase profitability and long-term success.

A Total Systems Approach for Wastewater

Back-end treatment is the end game, but reducing water use throughout the process is a huge aid.

America's Pursuit Of Exotic Flavors Shows No Signs Of Abating

Exotic flavors filtered down through the ethnic medley of food-centered culture has opened American palates to flavorful combinations.

April 2014 Food Funny: Vote For the Funniest Captions

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.

New Food and Beverage Product Rollout: April 2014

These new food and beverage products will surely put a 'spring' in your step...and on the shelves of grocers.

As Consumer Understanding Grows, So Does the Love of Nuts

The lowly nut has the ability to grow an entire tree. Now that’s food power you just have to respect!

Automation Technology in Food Production: For Man or Machine?

Bakery automation can carry a hefty price tag; the likelihood of realizing a return on investment is enhanced when the human part of the equation is addressed.

Botanicals Turn Over a New Leaf with Food Processors

The line between culinary herbs and vegetables is a fine one often blurred by tradition. What is one person’s flavoring is another’s staple.

2014 Consumer Analysts Group of New York Report

Food and beverage CEOs give contrasting views at annual financial analysts meeting.

Candy Trends Thrive on Consumers' Need for Sweet

Consumer whims and nostalgia, more than major food trends, seem to push and pull at candy and confections.

2014 Capital Spending Report: New Projects Line Up

Small brewers are among the leaders in Food Processing's annual look at construction, which foresees a 15 percent increase.

Consumers Seeing Red and Blue When it Comes to Color

Demand for natural ingredients and clean labels spur new red and blue color solutions.

Controlling the Pest Problem At Food and Beverage Manufacturing Plants

A food illness outbreak may not shut down a plant, but woe to the processor who fails to maintain a rigorous pest control program.

Convenience Drives Food Packaging Innovation

Convenience features are the focus for packages that enhance ease of use, both at home and on the go.

Dairies Target Energy, Water Use

While many food companies are addressing sustainable-manufacturing practices as part of social responsibility reporting, the dairy segment has more ambitious goals.

Dairy Trends 2014: Innovation Until the Cows Come Home

Bolder flavors, natural colors and better cultures are available for ice cream, Greek-style yogurt and other dairy products, so let the innovation begin.

A Day in the Life of a Research Chef

More than a toque, their hats include sales, marketing, production and R&D.

Editors Plate: Welcome to 2014, the Year of …

We may be at the start of a brand new year, but 2014 appears to hold most of the same issues and concerns that 2013 held.

Editor's Plate: If Nelson Peltz Ran PepsiCo

Due to a rift in the time-space continuum, we bring you this report from the March 2016 issue of Food Processing.

Editor's Plate: To GMO or not to GMO

Are consumers not interested or is it too soon to tell?

February 2014 Food Funny Caption Contest

Add some sweet and sassy humor to your February by coming up with a caption to this month's Food Processing cartoon.

2014 Flavor Trends: Yogurt's Fruitful Union

Yogurt products rely on perennially popular fruit flavors and some more complex combinations for balance, appealing to both men and women as well as Hispanic customers.

Food For Thought: Nutrition's Effect on Cognition

The human brain demands energy at a prodigious rate, so it's natural to consider the effect of nutrition on cognition.

Food Manufacturers Rethink Flexible Packaging

Processors are rethinking and improving existing products and make new ones possible thanks to advances in pouch packaging.

Food Manufacturers Using Asset Management Software to Mine Big Data

Through a combination of software programs, diagnostic tools and skilled workers, food manufacturers are getting better performance from their key production assets.

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