June 2007 Issue
The South Sea Islands root kava has a long tradition of medicinal and ritual use. Noted for its properties of relaxation, with careful application it could hit the big time.
For baby boomers, the fountain of youth could be a beverage, or a bowl of cereal or a cup of yogurt ... but theyre not going gentle into that good night.
This month's On the Shelf features a product review of Z Sweet All-Natural Sweetner, and information on Dean's probiotic cottage cheese, two additions to Newman's organic line, a line of Simpsons-inspired vitamins, soy milk on the go, natural chicken pot pies and teas in a pouch.
This month's new product rollout features new baby foods formulated for time of day feedings from Beech-Nut; heart-healthy OJ from Tropicana; Yoplait's yogurt for kids; grilling seasonings from Weber Grill; ethnic-inspired grilling meats from Niman Ranch; new Orbit mint flavors from Wrigley; and roasted chicken flavors from Tyson.
Last year's top new products focused on healthy dieting, less fat and digestive health.
With many of the biggest food processors missing from this years FMI show, the Power of Five team will split up next year. But new products were plentiful.
As a supplement, extract from the saw palmetto plant (Serenoa repens) has been promoted as a powerful prostate cancer preventative. Research has shown it also may help in the treatment of urinary tract infections. The question is, is it ready to make the jump to foods and beverage applications.
An analysis of the Power of Five trade show and expo held last May 5-9 in Chicago, including the Organic Trade Assn.'s "All Things Organic" component.
PDO is short for Protected Designation of Origin. It is a European Community certification system designed to protect the names of high-quality foods made according to traditional methods in a defined geographic region.
Got a minute? Wellness Foods editor David Feder, R.D., will tell you what's on his mind when it comes to nutraceutical ingredients trends and the changes in how trends emerge.
Kettle Foods packs several powerful marketing tools into its sampler packs and sells chips at $13 per lb.
Dried products are a practical way to introduce real fruits into many products, but consider the drying technique.
Thorough planning, modern design tools and an instinct for the unexpected are key ingredients in your recipe for fast and efficient plant renovation and expansion.
Retortable, microwaveable pouches and flexible packs that can 'breathe' are leading the way.
Many plant managers arent aware of the four ways they can help optimize asset reliability to reduce cost, maximize asset utilization and increase plant capacity. Its about time they became engaged in the reliability process.
June's equipment round-up features metal detection equipment, including a fluorescent laser sorter, free-fall detection equipment, vertical detectors, and hygienic separators.
Sweet and savory snacks are forecast for constant growth and food processors are taking note. Read on to find out how one ingredient formulator in particular can help with your future healthy snacking options.
Why sell a commodity ingredient to foodservice clients when you can provide an ask-for brand that differentiates the restaurant, too?
IFT's hometown Chicago hosts the annual ingredients and food technology show in July. Find an exhibitor list at the end of this article.
The FMI show could/should have been a place where grocery and food processing executives met face to face.
Irradiation may not eliminate food poisoning, but it would be a big step in the right direction.
Our panel of eighth-graders think the latest flavor installment of Frito Lay's Doritos Blazin' Buffalo and Ranch pack a punch of flavor that is more ranch than buffalo.
June's Ingredient Round-Up features fibers, including beverage fibers, tapioca, water soluable fibers, resistant starch and cereal solution sets. Read on for the latest fiber ingredients from Danisco, Cargill, National Starch Food Innovation, MGP Ingredients Inc., Dow Chemical Co., and many more.
Shoppers seek the benefit of the benefit in health and wellness, according to Diane Toops in this month's Toops Scoops column.
Although Atkins diet is off the radar screen, we still find a high percentage of people who say they are "counting their carbs," as if carbs are a bad food to be limited. Nothing could be farther than the truth.
Healthy baking is now the rule rather than the exception. In a field as heavy on trends as it is on competition, heres what baked-goods processors are doing lately to hold onto their slice of the consumer pie.
June/July's nutraceutical ingredient profiles include ribose habanero flavors, a flaxseed-fish oil combination, imitation bacon bits and pycnogenol.
What's happening in the world of nutrition and health.
A quick glance at the beverage shelf shows phosphorous being used mostly in dark cola beverages. But theres more to this mineral than you might think.
Insatiable demand and creative expansion of the category send smoothies into the multibillion-dollar zone.
No matter what branch of the food and beverage industry you're in, the types of products you manufacture, or the size of your company -- product safety is every producers' first priority. Eliminating food-borne illness and preventing product contamination is a complex, multi-faceted process that requires strict adherence to food safety rules and cooperation from your employees, your suppliers and your customers.
The 2007 top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.
Toops and Bob Messenger discuss it over a healthy lunch.