January 2016 Issue
Food Processing's January 2016 issue provides four looks at the new year. Our cover story names the five most pressing issues you'll deal with in 2016: GMO labeling, the Dietary Guidelines, even-cleaner labels, business consolidation and animal welfare. Our Product Development feature looks at the flavors and ingredients that will emerge. Our Plant Operations section leads off with results from our 15th annual Manufacturing Outlook Survey (BTW, optimism is down from last year). And the Food Safety column predicts the regulatory issues that will impact your company.
There also are our monthly looks at news, new retail products and MRO; and John Stanton asks how well you communicate with the digital natives.
In this month's Food Funny, we're taking a humorous approach to looking at what 2016 has in store for the food and beverage industry.
FSSC22000 and ISO 9001:2015 are a powerful combination for food safety and quality.
Mobile, online and in-store are no longer separate marketing channels.
Five main concerns food processors will face in 2016: the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, GMOs, business consolidations, animal welfare and more moves to clean labels.
The new year will see more alternative proteins and sweeteners, Southeast Asian flavors and 'sweet heat,' and cleaner, more natural everything.
Meat got a black eye in 2015, from animal rights issues to efforts to remove it from the Dietary Guidelines to the World Health Organization cancer report. Are there ways to clean up processed meats labels and maintain their flavor and food safety?
Hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls, the Food Safety Modernization Act and GMO labeling are on the horizon.
Along with the usual knock-offs, novel and innovative store brand products were demonstrated at the recent Private Label Trade Show.
A reader asks our MRO Experts about swaying water pipes in his manufacturing plant. See what our experts had to say.
A reader asks the proper protocol for contaminants in compressed air.
Production and staffing are expected to increase, but food and beverage manufacturers are less optimistic about the year ahead than they were in 2015.
Pasteurization with high pressure is becoming a mainstream process, particularly for juice and food companies seeking clean labels. A national network of service providers is developing to serve them.
Time will tell if TreeHouse can succeed as the 500-lb. gorilla in the store brand category.
Food Processing highlights three food processors taking a bite out of the weight management market.
January's new product rollout offers a sweet (and spicy) look at several convenient food products for consumers.