July 2016 Issue
Just as the past year held challenges for big food and beverage companies, they shared some of the pain with employees. At least that's the apparent message in our 10th annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey -- the cover story of our July issue. But also vying for headline status is our eighth annual R&D Teams of the Year competition, which was won by product developers from Kraft Heinz, Nature's Path and Tasty Bite.
The July issue also has plant operations stories on conveyors' role in automation and third-party audits; and product development trends in the candy and foodservice categories. Plus our monthly mainstays News, Food Safety, New Product Rollout, and more.
As consumers broaden their culinary horizons, the demand for sweet, spicy and savory food combinations is growing.
Cleaner, better-for-you and more exotic are impacting the foodservice channel, as well.
Like scientists, marketers should document what went wrong and why.
From steam generation to compressors to motor drives, inefficiencies in plant utilities can drive up costs and sap profitability. Technology that flips the equation can introduce needed change.
Make America funny again! Take a moment to vote for your favorite caption for our July Food Funny Caption Contest.
Third-party plant audits are more rigorous, but attracting qualified auditors remains a challenge.
Mac & Cheese Re-Do Results in 'World's Largest Blind Taste Test'
Our medium-sized winner is a Canadian family-run cereal and cookie company that has quietly and surely become the largest organic cereal brand in North America.
This Indian and American R&D team draws inspiration from around the world, especially Asia.
Despite the close of the public comment period, the FDA has not committed itself to a definition of 'natural.'
Varying volume requirements, different production environments and the raw materials used are seldom the same from plant to plant, requiring a degree of customization in a food plant’s conveying solution.
Still, the year-old sucralose-ace-K experiment was worth a try.
Look for these errors by overzealous plaintiff's attorneys.
Both food processors and consumers can enjoy celebrating National Ice Cream Month in July.
Food Processing's 2016 Salary Survey unveils a growing group of professionals being left behind.