Monday, March 18, 2019
According to Food Manufacturing and the Associated Press, America's grazing habits seem to be turning everything snack-sized, from peanut butter to SPAM. Snacks now account for half of all eating occasions, says food industry consultancy the Hartman Group. We like...
A new partnership was announced on Monday between software company PlanetTogether and spice specialists, Illes Seasonings & Flavors of Carrollton, TX. Illes' Production Scheduling Manager Ed Czysz acknowledges that the company's "sustained growth. . . presented a manufacturing challenge." They...
Combustible dust is a huge -- and hugely overlooked -- problem in the food industry. This infographic, courtesy of industrial vacuum supplier Nilfisk, helps food manufacturers understand and avoid combustible dust hazards.
One Chinese poultry company is setting out to become a leading international name in duck meat, a recent Global Meat News article says. Headquartered in Henan province, the Huaying Agricultural Development Co Ltd already supplies chicken and duck to a...
When consumers look at your ingredients lists, what do they see? Hopefully five items or less, says Eliseo Barcas, Sales and Marketing VP at TetraPak USA. Today's consumers are driven to purchase the cleanest, simplest foods, says Barcas. At the same time,...
Fluctuating supply prices are difficult for business. Examining the practice of futures trading in food, Food Processing Managing Editor Kevin T. Higgins suggests that better methods may be emerging. Rather than relying on market forecasts for commodities like wheat, coffee,...
A study published in February in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease treated 44 adults ages 50-75 and showed omega-3 fatty acids to "exert positive effects on memory functions." Sleep deprivation contributes to lower cognition levels, and sleep deficits are on...
What are the year's biggest challenges and opportunities for the food processing industry? Where do the most successful companies spend their marketing dollars? Take the 2016 State of the Food Processing Industry survey today and automatically receive the results for free. Click...
According to a Bloomberg report, Nestle scientists have discovered a new method to reduce sugar in chocolate by up to 40%. Chief Technology Officer Stefan Catsicas told Bloomberg that the company has developed a way to alter the structure...
On January 4, the FDA issued a draft guidance clarifying the declaration of added sugars on the new Nutrition Facts Label for prepared foods. According to the guidance, foods sweetened with concentrated fruit or vegetable juices are considered “sugar-sweetened...
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