September 2015 Issue
Josh Tetrick has been in the news a lot in the past month. The founder of Just Mayo company Hampton Creek took out full page ads in the Sunday New York Times challenging " big food"...then got hit with an FDA labeling violation...then was the subject of stories alleging that his groundbreaking company has at least some smoke and mirrors. Read our cover story and decide for yourself if he's the future of the food industry or just a hustler.
The September 2015 issue of Food Processing also has stories on the continuing move toward natural colors; and our twin Green Plants of the Year (Kraft Heinz's Planters facility in Fort Smith, Ark., and Tasteful Selections in Arvin, Calif.). Plus our usual diet of news, food safety, new consumer products, and more.
Virtually all product successes come from true innovation, not simply brand extension.
Colors no doubt enhance the look and quality perception of food, but the health conscious movement is prompting more demand for natural colorants. So far, going natural isn't as easy as it sounds.
McDonald's should take some cues from the processing side of the business.
Safe, clean flavor enhancement is the name of the game, so processors need to take extra care when modulating taste.
Both country's agencies are revising nutrition facts panels and considering how to educate consumers about sugars.
When Key Ingredient grew from hand-filling tubs of dips to automated processes, it needed a Mettler-Toledo Safeline metal detector.
Meat snacks, especially jerky and sticks, continue to ride the power of protein to new flavors and twists.
Adoption of new technology usually inches along. In the case of nanotechnology in food, the timeline is measured in even smaller increments.
Hollywood has its Dirty Dozen. In food production, the most-wanted list includes the Filthy 12.
According to Dr. Food, an apple a day keeps the funny in check. Give your funny bone a tickle with our September cartoon.
Josh Tetrick garnered outsized attention and favorable reviews for his start-up food company Hampton Creek Foods. Then a few detours on the road to healthier eating went up.
Back to school means back to convenience for our September new product rollout. Check out these sweet treats and delicious eats on store shelves.
This Fort Smith, Ark. Planters facility dropped double-digits in energy and water use and has been zero waste to landfill for three years.
Potato processor's efficient plant enables it to grow.
Hampton Creek's Josh Tetrick is not the future of food.
A monthly round-up of food and beverage manufacturing equipment chosen by our editors.
The baby food category has grown with new players and product and package innovations.
Technical innovation and new formulations and ingredients mark IFT's annual meeting of the food industry.
A reader asks whether or not it is a mistake to dispense with bidding when using the same vendor.
A reader asks how to handle power blips and restarts the utility company insists is caused by squirrels.