October 2006 Issue

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  • October 2006 New Food Rollout

    Grip-n-Dip Chicken Strips for kids from ConAgra; Coca-Cola's Dasani and Powerade go grape; Oscar Mayer Fast Franks from Kraft Food; "pure" juices from Tropicana; stand-up taco shells from General Mills; and Corelli brand pasta sauce in a box from The Kroger Co.

  • 2006 R&D Survey

    Consumer interest in organic and healthy products is forcing R&D teams to learn agronomy, a little pharmacology and new methods of ensuring food safety, according to Food Processing's 35th annual R&D survey.

  • Nestle Crunch Stixx

    Nestle has created a new form for its popular (but old — 1938) Crunch bar: Crunch Stixx. The remake moves the product to a more premium space and also makes it more convenient. Nestle rolls novelty, demographics, premiumness and convenience into Nestle’s Crunch Stixx.

  • Applying Lean to Sanitation

    A recent FSIS notice allows for extended time between cleanups; lean sanitation can get you there and safely save you 33 percent in costs.

  • Vibration Equipment Reduces Dried Fruit Stickiness

    With the trend for portable yet healthful foods, Ocean Spray Craisins -- sweetened dried cranberries -- are in high demand. To keep pace with the product’s popularity, Ocean Spray is adding production capacity at a fast pace.

  • Perfecting the Plastic Package

    The 19th annual DuPont Awards find innovation the world over. The awards honor not just the packaging but also the technology and processes, equipment and converters that create the end-use packages. Nominations are accepted from both packaged goods marketers and from companies directly involved in the creation of the packages. Take a look at this year's winners.

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