February 2017 Issue
The alternative Facts are coming! No, this is not something out of the White House. A new Nutrition Facts panel will be required in mid-2018, so now is the time for processors to reformulate rather than admit to Added Sugars and no vitamin D.
An accompanying story in February's Food Processing talks about how to lessen or eliminate added sugars ahead of that labeling deadline. Another examines plant-based color additives. Our plant operations section looks at maintenance strategies and pest control. And our Wellness Foods supplement lists ingredients for bone health.
Plus our regular departments of news, commentary, food safety and John Stanton's Market View.
The new administration, round two of FSMA, even social media will impact the food and beverage industry in 2017.
Latest innovations can improve sustainability in cacao production and enhance brand value of chocolate.
Food Processing readers react and respond to recent issues.
The FDA's recent proposal to revoke its heart health claim for soy protein marks the first time the agency has moved to revoke a claim since it started approving such statements.
Farmers drive plan to create more favorable hog and bean pricing and to weaken processors’ grip on the market.
Health concerns about ingredients in processed foods have changed the color palette to hues with simpler, cleaner ingredients. The heightened awareness about additives means manufacturers must continue reformulating products, which promises both challenges and opportunities.
Greater involvement by plant personnel can result in best-in-class pest management.
Nosh on these comedic entries for our February 2017 Food Funny Caption Contest.
With a separate added sugar listing and other changes, the new Nutrition Facts panel will require some work, and perhaps reformulations, before the 2018 effective date.
With added sugars highlighted on the updated Nutrition Facts label panels, product developers face increased pressure to reduce them in foods and beverages. Sugar substitutes and other tricks can maintain a sweet taste and functional performance.
Bone health is closely connected to diet. Incorporating vitamin D, minerals such as magnesium and compounds like polyphenols into food & beverage formulations helps protect and build bones.
While the execution may change, television 'commercials' remain an essential vehicle for marketing, even as new mediums arrive.
Key Technology machines for cleaning, sorting and sizing help get a cranberry processor into the high-end market.
We take a look at what's adding an extra dash of flavor to foods with this product focus on condiments and dressings.
The all-out promotion of Pepsi Zero Sugar tries to repair the damage done to Diet Pepsi by listening to the wrong group of consumers.
CMMS dispatch system, condition monitoring tools and parts management are among the tools available to food manufacturers.