January 2018 Issue
As 2018 begins, Food Processing's January issue is chock full of outlook stories for the new year. Instead of a traditional rundown of trends, our cover story looks at them as resolutions every food & beverage processor should make. Our Product Development section leads off with flavor and ingredient trends for the new year. And our Plant Operations section includes our 17th annual Manufacturing Outlook Survey, which finds optimism among production people at its highest point in the history of this survey.
We also inaugurate a new feature, The Team Story, which takes a cross-functional look at a food or beverage category...in this case, snack foods. Plus our regular departments of news, commentary and interesting new consumer products.
Production faces many challenges, but food professionals are confident about meeting the demands of a changing market.
With snacks replacing traditional meals, this huge category warrants marketing, product development and manufacturing interest.
Ring in the new year with a cartoon bound to keep you warm with laughter.
As the food industry increases 'free-from' claims, consumers appear to value positive statements.
Visuals are growing in importance today, and the future looks rosy for simpler, brighter, simple colors that are both functional and attention-getting.
Former FDA associate commissioner for foods looks back at 'swab-a-thons,' FSMA, GFSI and politics.
Probably, and when combined with continuous mixers, it could change front-end processes at North American bakeries.
This year's foods and beverages will likely reflect the wave of updated regulations combined with cleaner, healthier, free-from and plant-based ingredients. Manufacturers are also experimenting with unusual flavors, protein-based ingredients and product categories beyond their usual reach.
Invest in GMO labeling, not home delivery meal kits, plus five other suggestions for 2018.
Hopefully, the good economic times will continue into 2018.
As protein becomes more sought-out by consumers, many manufacturers are infusing select products with a wide range of plant proteins.
See which ingredients Food Processing’s editors hand-picked to highlight for this month’s issue of Food Processing magazine.
See which equipment Food Processing’s editors hand-picked to highlight for this month’s issue of Food Processing magazine.