January 2007 Issue
January's Ingredient Round-Up features flavor products, including chocolate, cheese, tea and fruit.
January's best new food products include Breyers organic ice cream; Anheuser-Busch's new energy drink; spiced shredded cheese from Borden; new spice blends from McCormick; wines from Little Black Dress; and gourmet coffees from Folgers.
General Mills sets many new benchmarks with this single product: for convenience, snacking and empowering teens.
Our own survey finds 75 percent of processors plan on increasing production by at least 5 percent this year.
January's Equipment Round-Up covers sanitation products that can help keep a plant clean and within code.
Americans take new measures in the struggle with obesity. News and Trends Editor Diane Toops weighs in on the topic, in this month's Toops Scoops column.
Existing requirements for functional foods meet a very high standard; any additional requirements would exceed FDAs statutory authority.
Celestial Seasonings' Zingers to Go were less than refreshing, according to our panelist of 8th graders. The packaging was practical though.
Chicken continues its dominance of animal protein - especially with Super Bowl Sunday arriving.
Lowering pressures, plugging air leaks and updating your motors can have a huge impact on your plants energy efficiency.
Will acai be the next pomegranate? Is it time to develop Argentine frozen dinners? Will dark chocolate work on pizza? Here are our predictions for the flavors and ingredients that will be hot this year.
Food safety remains the top concern in our sixth annual Manufacturing Trends Survey, with labor issues and energy also topping the worry list.
Forget about greed, vanity and the other five. One of the deadliest sins facing the corporate world is boredom. Career consultant John McKee suggests ways to inspire your workforce and to maintain a sense of adventure about what you do every day.
A critical shortage of skilled labor threatens many companies. Research shows that companies that excel in developing talent remain at the top of their industry. Learn how to manage your talent.
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. Access a broad range of data including consumption frequencies by daypart, relevant market data and consumer survey insight and learn how to tailor your product portfolios and marketing campaigns to effectively target consumers' changing eating patterns with this report from Datamonitor.
Atlanta-based Gold Kist Inc. has agreed to a $1.1 billion takeover by Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Pittsburg, Texas.
Italy-based pasta maker Barilla Holding was No. 1, Kraft was the only U.S. firm to make the top 10 and a handful of international food firms were among the top scorers in the Reputation Institutes annual ranking of corporate reputations.
Its been 10 years since genetically engineered crops were planted commercially in the U.S., and still the majority of consumers claim to not know much about biotech food. Maybe thats OK, as their opposition to biofoods is at an all-time low, according to the fifth annual survey on the topic.
Ethiopian bread will be popular this year. Check out what else will be on our plates. (Requires free registration.)
A new report warns the popularity of ethanol could have a greater impact on the food supply than previously predicted. The environmental group Earth Policy Institute said 79 new biorefineries are being built, but a key industry count lists only 62, causing experts to underestimate the amount of grain that would be needed for ethanol. The report also says ethanol production could push corn prices so high that some ethanol producers would merely break even, if they do not lose money.