Mizkan Rolls Out Guilt-Free Ragu Pasta Sauce

TAFC Note: What does guilt-free mean? Okay, Mom doesn't have to feel guilty using a jarred pasta sauce, because the ingredients are "wholesome". Except of course for the "meat flavored" variety, which doesn't tell you what kind of animal the sauce is actually flavored with. Regardless of the species or breed there is lots of … Continue reading Mizkan Rolls Out Guilt-Free Ragu Pasta Sauce

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Seven CEOs to Watch in Food and Beverage

Seven CEOs to Watch in Food and Beverage We've highlighted seven fairly new CEOs that have taken the helm at food and beverage companies. By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief Apr 11, 2018 Big Food's Focus Is Now on Growth, we speak to the rapid changing of the guard that seems to be happening at … Continue reading Seven CEOs to Watch in Food and Beverage

Tyson Invests in Cultured Meat Maker Memphis Meats

Tyson Invests in Cultured Meat Maker Memphis Meats By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief Jan 31, 2018 Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, revealed on Jan. 29 it has invested an unspecified amount in Memphis Meats, one of the startup companies creating "cultured meat," produced directly from animal cells. "The investment is … Continue reading Tyson Invests in Cultured Meat Maker Memphis Meats

Super Grain Pasta Offers Good Source of Fiber and Iron

Super Grain Pasta Offers Good Source of Fiber and Iron Gogo Quinoa now offers Super Grains Pasta. Made with a nutrition-packed blend of chia, quinoa, sorghum and amaranth, the new pasta is certified organic, gluten free and vegan. Unlike traditional pasta made with refined wheat flour, the super grains, specifically the quinoa, make this pasta … Continue reading Super Grain Pasta Offers Good Source of Fiber and Iron

Plant-Based Cookies Growing Strong

  Plant-Based Cookies Growing Strong Denver-based D’s Naturals, creator of low-sugar, dairy-free No Cow protein bars, has changed its name to No Cow with the addition of plant-based cookies to its product lineup. The company was founded in 2015 by then 18-year-old serial entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast Daniel Katz ("D") after realizing he had a … Continue reading Plant-Based Cookies Growing Strong

Plant Protein Popularity Picks Up

Plant Protein Popularity Picks Up Plant sources of proteins possess some benefits over animal-sourced ingredients. However, how do they stack up nutritionally? By Claudia O’Donnell, Contributing Editor Oct 06, 2016 Do you want to live a healthy, happy 100 years or longer? Author Dan Buettner’s books The Blue Zones and The Blue Zones Solutions delve … Continue reading Plant Protein Popularity Picks Up

Product Focus: Plant Protein

Product Focus: Plant Protein As protein becomes more sought-out by consumers, many manufacturers are infusing select products with a wide range of plant proteins. Jan 22, 2018 Protein is one of the most sought-out nutrients by today’s consumers. With many trying to increase their intake of plant-based foods, varied plant proteins, ranging from pseudo-grains such … Continue reading Product Focus: Plant Protein

Bacardi To Buy Patron Tequila for $5.1 Billion

The global rum giant will pay a premium price to get into increasingly crowded premium tequila market. Bacardi To Buy Patron Tequila for $5.1 Billion By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor Jan 23, 2018 Bacardi Ltd., best known for its namesake rum, has reportedly held a 30-percent stake in Patrón Spirits International AG for … Continue reading Bacardi To Buy Patron Tequila for $5.1 Billion

Chicago Bakery Scrambling After Immigration Raid

800 immigrant workers from Cloverhill Bakery/Aryzta seized for insufficient documentation. By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief Dec 01, 2017 The Chicago Tribune reported that Cloverhill Bakery did not specify when the raid happened, but its parent firm, Swiss food firm Aryzta AG, said in a financial filing it incurred €16.3 million (about $19 million) in … Continue reading Chicago Bakery Scrambling After Immigration Raid

Mars Invests in Kind, Third-Largest Maker of Snack Bars

The minority investment will help both companies grow their product portfolios and allow Kind to expand into new worldwide markets. Mars, Inc., McLean, Va., known for confectionery brands like M&M’s and Snickers, plans to announce that it will buy a minority stake in Kind, New York, the maker of wildly popular snack bars, according to … Continue reading Mars Invests in Kind, Third-Largest Maker of Snack Bars

Wellness Foods: Whole Grain Varieties Gaining Acceptance Among American Consumers

For an America struggling with obesity, whole grains are a lot more than just fiber. Whole grains are virtually complete foods. They're the foods upon which all civilizations were built. Whole Grain Varieties Gaining Acceptance Among American Consumers Whole Grain Varieties Gaining Acceptance Among American Consumers For an America struggling with obesity, whole grains are … Continue reading Wellness Foods: Whole Grain Varieties Gaining Acceptance Among American Consumers

Product Focus: Ancient Grains’ Continued Growth

Food manufacturers have gotten creative with these whole grains, many of which allow for gluten-free product development. Product Focus: Ancient Grains’ Continued Growth Product Focus: Ancient Grains’ Continued Growth Food manufacturers have gotten creative with these whole grains, many of which allow for gluten-free product development. Oct 18, 2017 After quinoa’s popularity went mainstream in … Continue reading Product Focus: Ancient Grains’ Continued Growth

General Mills Plans Cheerios Ancient Grains

Will include quinoa, spelt and Kamut, as well as its signature oats. General Mills Plans Cheerios Ancient Grains By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief Oct 31, 2014 General Mills Inc. plans to start selling in January a version of Cheerios with quinoa and two wheat varieties, spelt and kamut, as well as its signature oats. … Continue reading General Mills Plans Cheerios Ancient Grains

Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros.

The Madison, Wis., plant made hot dogs, cold cuts and Lunchables products; Reich Brothers specializes in acquiring turnkey manufacturing plants.   Home / Industry News / 2017 / Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros. Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros. By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor Oct 23, … Continue reading Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros.

The Many Faces Of Transparency

FOOD PROCESSING eHANDBOOK The Many Faces of Transparency Trust is the new currency of food & beverage brand loyalty, and the path to trust is transparency. By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor Trust is the new currency of brand loyalty, and the path to trust is transparency. That comes from Kira Karapetian, marketing vice … Continue reading The Many Faces Of Transparency

Food Processing White Papers

White Papers are government or other authoritative reports giving information on an issue. Avoid Serious Pitfalls when Applying Legal Metrology Rules Mettler-Toledo 10/10/2017 Clean Label Stabilizer Solutions for Powdered Protein Beverages TIC Gums 10/10/2017 IPM Pyramid: A Formula for Food Processing Pest Control IFC 09/28/2017 Industry Briefing: Digitalization In Food & Beverage Smart Industry 09/13/2017... … Continue reading Food Processing White Papers