October 2006 Issue
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.
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.
Shelf-stable products are a boon to foodservice but a bear for processors product development labs.
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 Nestles Crunch Stixx.
With her personality, PepsiCos new CEO should shake up the whole food industry.
ACNielsen US, Schaumburg, Ill., for the first time has tracked consumer purchase behavior on health and wellness products (as identified by label claims) across all categories. The results are an important tool for trend watchers, marketers and product developers.
A recent FSIS notice allows for extended time between cleanups; lean sanitation can get you there and safely save you 33 percent in costs.
With the trend for portable yet healthful foods, Ocean Spray Craisins -- sweetened dried cranberries -- are in high demand. To keep pace with the products popularity, Ocean Spray is adding production capacity at a fast pace.
Miscellaneous ingredients, including natural mushroom products, fair-trade vanilla and powdered sprouts are featured in this month's Ingredient Round-Up.
Conveyors help bring speed and efficiency to food processing plants and operations.
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.
Food Processing's 8th-grade panelists tasted caramel apple popcorn that resulted in being a hit across the board.
Rosenfelds new team consists of all promotions, after a few departures