December 2006 Issue
Rather than just changing a pressure/flow controller, a Sara Lee bakery undertakes a system-level evaluation and saves $50,000 a year.
According to Food Processing's 8th-grade panelists, Tropical Foods' Snack Pack trail mix just needs a more eye-catching package.
The Keebler acquisition stretched and tested Kellogg and made it the company it is today, according to Dave Fusaro's monthly column in Food Processing.
Trends you can take to the bank; trendlets can take you somewhere, according to Diane Toops in her monthly column in Food Processing.
Armed with health claims and consumer affinity, nuts of all types bring cachet to foodservice products ... but not without handling and formulating considerations.
December's best new food products include Lucini Italia's gourmet soups and sauces; Walkers' Luxury Scottish Cookies; seasonal teas from Bigelow Tea Co.; Planters Nut Lovers Mixes; three varieties of Cognac from Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc.; and Bellagio Sipping Chocolate from Caffe D'Amore.
There was plenty of novelty to see at Pack Expo Intl. and Process Expo in Chicago. Food Processing's editors report straight from the show floor.
December's Ingredient Round-Up features dairy fat replacements, protein enhancers, chicken broth powders, flaxseed and egg substitute.
The $4.5 billion Keebler acquisition taught Kellogg lessons in manufacturing efficiency and to look to employees for ways to cut plant costs.
Kellogg's sophisticated product development center facilitates innovation and experimentation and keeps the new product pipeline full.
Its 2001 acquisition of Keebler not only grew the company and brought it into the world of snacks, it forced a financial and manufacturing discipline that serves Kellogg well today.
The following are some of the new products introduced at the Pack Expo Intl./Process Expo show Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Chicago.
Kosherfest 2006 New Products Competition winners were announced last month in New York City. Winners in 15 categories of global new kosher products, as selected by industry colleagues, were presented at the annual conference Nov. 14-15.
PepsiCo, Kraft, and others are making strides in reducing trans fats and producing healthier foods to meet consumer demand.
Please fill out the Readers' Choice Awards ballot you should have gotten via e-mail on Nov. 20 or 30 - it might be worth $100. If you're a food processor (only) and didn't get one or misplaced it, send an e-mail requesting a ballot to Dave Fusaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food is considered to be the most important individual aspect of wellness, but consumers' eating behavior still does not always align with their desire for healthy lifestyles. This report examines how wellness interacts with consumers' food choices, and how manufacturers can benefit from growth in the wellness trend.
Giant retailer unveils new initiative at Pack/Process Expo.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) and the National Advertising Review Council (NARC) last month announced two developments regarding advertising to children.
Bob Rich Jr., chairman of the board and CEO of Rich Products Corp. told fish stories at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum. But they had nothing to do with his companys Rich SeaPak seafood.
PepsiCo said it will launch its first premium soft drink in the second quarter of next year.