November 2006 Issue
Customized holiday food products will spread good cheer ... and your name, according to Diane Toops, in her monthly Food Processing column.
In addition to questions about how FDA will address food nanotechnology is the question of consumer acceptance. Hopefully, we will not see a repeat of the war against genetically modified foods.
In spite of all the press and the studies and the looming health issues, it appears parents are just not that concerned about childhood obesity.
November's Ingredient Round-Up features starch products, including resistant wheat starch, resistant starch resources and rice starches.
November's Equipment Round-Up covers instrumentation and control products that can help plants increase reliability and efficiency.
The editors, contributing writers, Editorial Advisory Board and readers of Food Processing collectively picked eight top product of the past year: Dannon Activia, PepsiCo's Diet Pepsi Jazz, Kool Freeze's Kulfi bars, Birds Eye Foods Steamfresh, Campbell V8 V-Fusion, Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers, Nspired Natural Foods - OCocos cocoa crisps, and Kellogg Co.'s Special K Protein Meal and Snack Bars and Special K20 Protein Waters.
The food industry needs to publicly research the technology, assess benefits and risks and take a unified stand, according to Food Processing's Editor Dave Fusaro, in his monthly column.
Nanoingredients will have a profound impact on raw material sourcing for food processing and will radically change how foods affect our physiology.
Nanotechnologys promises may be fulfilled earlier in the processing and packaging areas than in the ingredient realm, with improved filtration, new structural materials and sensors that detect pathogens.
The pomegranate people mix their bitter but popular juice with black tea for a hybrid that tasters found to be Wonderful.
This month's best new food products include fruit parafaits from Dole Food Co. Inc; Roasted Vegetable Ritz from Kraft Foods; Crunchy Nut Sweet and Salty Granola Bars from Kellogg Co.; Hershey's Cacoa Reserve; Betty Crocker Seasoned Skillets from General Mills and Ball Park Top It!'s from Sara Lee Food and Beverage.
At home and on the go, fast and easy is the packaging imperative. New innovations provide single-serve solutions for products ranging from vegetables to wine.
Kosher also is growing rapidly in the foodservice sector, but the formulation and handling restrictions are just as considerable as they are for packaged foods.
ISA's S88 batch management standard to "facilitate and homogenize control of our batch processes" has revolutionized the beverage industry, according to Francisco Kellerhoff, corporate automation manager for Venezuela's Polar Brewery, and keynote speaker at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum at Automation Fair 2006.
Training is an important aspect of developing America as an effective future economy. Learn some of the reasons why training goes awry and how to successfully implement a training program.
Lighting control is among the strategies that improve economic and environmental performance. Such systems can curb lighting energy costs by more than 50%, defer lamp replacement costs by cutting burn hours and encourage predictive maintenance practices.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner occasions share many similarities. All are increasingly being consumed away-from-home and all are hugely affected by time pressures. As a result, informality is a trend that characterizes each occasion. Meal occasions are also becoming lighter too a phenomenon influenced by a desire to eat more healthily throughout the day and to simply grab a quick bite.
Campbell, Danone, Kraft, Mars and PepsiCo agree to improve school snacks
New CEOs for Kellogg, Wrigley, Anheuser-Busch