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New beverage president charts new seas for Seagram – Seagram Beverage Co

New beverage president charts new seas for Seagram – Seagram Beverage Co – Inside the News John Dyslin Ellen Marram brings her own brand of marketing savvy to Seagram’s international beverage group. From one challenge to another. From an intensely competitive battle among cookie and cracker makers to a barnburner in the beverage industry. Last […]

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Aminos & proteins: build a body good – 2003 New Products Annual: Nutra Solutions – trends in amino acids and proteins use in functional foods; product introductions, world

Aminos & proteins: build a body good – 2003 New Products Annual: Nutra Solutions – trends in amino acids and proteins use in functional foods; product introductions, world – Industry Overview Mike Pehanich * The sports powders and formulas market hit $1.6 billion. * Growing markets: Phenylketonurics (a metabolic disease), diabetics, vegans and those who […]

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Ingredients in use: margarines and oils

Ingredients in use: margarines and oils – Cookie Specialties Inc Marcia A. Wade In 2003, Wheeling, Ill.-based Cookie Specialties Inc. eliminated trans fats from their 30-year-old Matt’s Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe by using a blend of palm, soybean and canola oils. Originally, Cookie Specialties used partially hydrogenated soybean oil. None of their loyal customers asked […]

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Versatile microbiology system streamlines quality control

Versatile microbiology system streamlines quality control – food sample tester Versatile microbiology system streamlines quality control During the 1970s, researchers with Canada’s Health Protection Branch (akin to the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S.) developed some novel and dynamic concepts on how to improve food microbiology. QA Laboratories was established in 1979 to develop […]

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Smart stuff

Smart stuff PepsiCo (Purchase, N.Y.) continues to extend its low-carb offerings, this time with products under the Quaker brand. New are Quaker Q-Smart snack bars and rice snacks. The rice snacks are similar to rice cakes, in a small, bite-size form. The bars are like other bars on the market, in that they come in […]

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Yes sir, that’s my baby – food – Gerber Products Co. as Processor of the Year – includes related articles

Yes sir, that’s my baby – food – Gerber Products Co. as Processor of the Year – includes related articles – Commodities Margaret Littman Gerber’s bilingual 800 number, which expanded to 24-hour service last summer, recently received a phone call from two new parents. The couple had been at the pediatrician’s office to learn how […]

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– Contains glutamates John Loecke The FDA already has ignited a tinderbox–and may be opening a Pandora’s box–as it considers a labeling policy just for HVPs and AYEs. Those two little words, made further diminutive by the parentheses, are causing a hailstorm between ingredient suppliers and the Food and Drug Administration as the federal agency […]

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Natural additives from microbes

Natural additives from microbes – includes related article Fran LaBell Enzymes and microbial processes for producing flavor materials have come into their own since the mid-1970s because these processes showed economic viability and because consumer and social trends supported their development. They have since become a mainstay in the flavor developer’s arsenal of tools. At […]

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Powerful and Healthy Pigments

Powerful and Healthy Pigments – Brief Article * People who consume greater amounts of carotenoid-rich foods have a lower risk of getting cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that protect humans by hindering free radical formation caused by aging, smoking, pollution and other stresses. Several carotenoids used in foods and […]

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Global trends

Global trends – new product trends The premium Kettle Chips brand of all-natural, hand-cooked potato chips is making moves on other root vegetables. New in the U.K. under its Specials range are Golden Parsnips savory snacks made with select parsnips, sunflower oil and sea salt. They are said to have a unique crispy bite, and […]