July 2007 Issue
Food safety issues are changing consumer shopping behavior, according to News and Trends Editor Diane Toops in her monthly installment.
Our first salary survey elicits an overwhelming response. We've digested the results to reveal the facts and figures on money, stress and a good amount of job satisfaction.
With an array of new flavors, varied ingredients, assorted packages and diverse prices overwhelming the consumers in the food and beverage markets, manufacturers who meet the most needs will gain the most profits.
Wellness Foods editor David Feder, a Texas native and former resident of Israel, returns from a tour of the Holy Land's food and ingredient manufacturers.
Our panel of eighth-graders think the easy-to-eat sloppy joes and pizza products are just a slice of snack heaven.
There's an outrageous petition before FDA to allow the replacement of cocoa butter in chocolate.
Advances in detection technologies are helping to make the food supply safer than ever. Plus, these machines can do other things, as well.
New packaging techniques for meat and poultry take consumer desires -- and fears -- seriously.
Keeping packaged meat looking attractive is essential for retailers because clean, crisp-looking packaging is what their customers prefer.
July's equipment round-up features motor and drive equipment, including a adjustable speed drives, soft-start motors, motors equipped with internal coders, and aseptic servo modules.
Many people are turning to foods before they try drugs to lower their LDL cholesterol, and the food industry is well-armed to respond.
This month's new product rollout features inulin-added cottage cheese from Kraft; new Chinese meals to go from General Mills; Dasani Plus from Coca-Cola; Del Monte's new energy drink Bloom; slow-melting Popsicles; and new Kettle Tortilla Chips.
The past few months have seen unusual activity from the sweetener category.
Jones Soda Co., the quirky Seattle beverage company known for such unusual flavors as strawberry lime, fufu berry and turkey and gravy, recently and quietly converted its entire line of sodas to cane sugar.
Empty calories, yes, but demon, no; the truth and friction behind high-fructose corn syrup.
July's Ingredient Round-Up features gums, hydrocolloids and emulsifiers, including all-natural fat replacers, replacement dairy fats, organic inulin and custom emulsifier blends. Read on for the latest formulations from Danisco, Cargill, Cognis, and many more.
The baton was passed at Cargill Inc. on June 1, with 33-year employee Gregory Page, 55, taking over as CEO.
Unilever scored a 71, and small yogurt-maker Stonyfield Farm was close behind at 63. Sara Lee managed only a 2.
The FDA in June released a software tool to help growers, packers, processors, manufacturers, warehousers, transporters and retailers in the food industry determine the vulnerability of individual food facilities to biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
Philip Nelson, the Scholle Chair professor in food processing at Purdue University, last month was named winner of the World Food Prize for his contributions to food processing and preservation.
Jones Soda Co. adds another novel soda flavor: sugar-sweetened. And this time it's in a can.