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2013's Top 10 Food Trends & Events, Pt 1 Jill Frank Food industry expert Jill Frank gives the first five of her top picks for the hottest food trends and events of 2013. She covers cronuts, pretzel buns and much more in the first half of her review of 2013's most interesting food finds.
2013's Top 10 Food Trends & Innovations, Pt 2 Jill Frank Food industry expert Jill Frank shares her picks for the top food trends and innovations of 2013 in part two of this exclusive article. Topics include gluten-free, ancient grains, yogurt, Twinkies and more.
4 Beverage Market Trends to Drink In Now Jill Frank This food industry expert article reviews four recent beverage market trends, including coffee, high-intensity sweeteners, energy drinks and protein. Includes information on several recent product launches, as well as links to relevant ingredients in Inno...view more This food industry expert article reviews four recent beverage market trends, including coffee, high-intensity sweeteners, energy drinks and protein. Includes information on several recent product launches, as well as links to relevant ingredients in Innovadex. view less
7 Ingredients That Cross Industries Jill Frank Industry expert article by Jill Frank and Priscilla Taylor about ingredients that can be used for both food and personal care applications. Includes information on olive oil, glycerin, spirulina, beeswax, cocoa butter, zinc oxide, and oatmeal.
8 Naturally Vibrant Colors for Food Formulations (Infographic) Jill Frank This infographic with research from industry expert Jill Frank explores 8 naturally vibrant colors used for food formulations. Natural colors highlighted include lycopene, carmine/cochineal, annatto, paprika, tumeric, beet, spirulina, and purple carrot.
8 Uses for Magnesium Oxide in Food Jill Frank Did you know librarians use magnesium oxide to neutralize the acidic oxidation products of old books? Or that when mixed with concrete, it creates fire-resistant wall boards for building construction? Food expert, Jill Frank, discusses 8 uses for magnesiu...view more Did you know librarians use magnesium oxide to neutralize the acidic oxidation products of old books? Or that when mixed with concrete, it creates fire-resistant wall boards for building construction? Food expert, Jill Frank, discusses 8 uses for magnesium oxide in food. These uses include anti-caking, firming, pH control, color retention, nutrient fortification, potential flavor enhancement, exothermic reactions and future antimicrobials. view less
A Food Revolution, Food Trends and FutureFood 2050 – 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Expo Recap Jill Frank This article by food expert Jill Frank summarizes the 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. She describes the keynote speech by Doug Rauch, the website and documentary on the future of food that is being funded by IFT, clean label ingredients, and supplier...view more This article by food expert Jill Frank summarizes the 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. She describes the keynote speech by Doug Rauch, the website and documentary on the future of food that is being funded by IFT, clean label ingredients, and suppliers who have alternative protein sources (Solazyme and Roquette). view less
A Menu of 2014’s Most Inspiring Holiday Foods Jill Frank In days of yore, children dreamed of sugarplums. But in 2014, consumers young and old, human and canine, dream of more contemporary holiday confections. In honor of food formulators who hope to fulfill all the dreams of holiday feasting, food expert Jill ...view more In days of yore, children dreamed of sugarplums. But in 2014, consumers young and old, human and canine, dream of more contemporary holiday confections. In honor of food formulators who hope to fulfill all the dreams of holiday feasting, food expert Jill Frank offers this decked out menu of inspiring holiday food products from around the globe. view less
Adaptable Maltodextrin: 5 Potential Uses in Food Formulations Jill Frank Food expert author Jill Frank discusses 5 potential uses in food formulations in this industry insights article. The five examples of maltodextrin functionality in specific applications include bulking agent, viscosity management, stabilizer & carrier, co...view more Food expert author Jill Frank discusses 5 potential uses in food formulations in this industry insights article. The five examples of maltodextrin functionality in specific applications include bulking agent, viscosity management, stabilizer & carrier, coating and manage sweetness. view less
Alternatives to Partially Hydrogenated Oils Jill Frank Food Industry Expert Jill Frank gives an in-depth look at the changing regulations and guidelines for using partially hydrogenated oils in food formulations, as well as suggestions for substitutions. Article includes product-type specific recommendations,...view more Food Industry Expert Jill Frank gives an in-depth look at the changing regulations and guidelines for using partially hydrogenated oils in food formulations, as well as suggestions for substitutions. Article includes product-type specific recommendations, such as bland oils for sautéing or frying and many more. view less
Ancient Grains In Depth: Amaranth and Quinoa Jill Frank Ancient grains are popular ingredients in many food products on the market today, providing diverse nutritional profiles, extensive applications and the ability to cater to different markets. As a follow up to last week’s article, Jill Frank digs into ama...view more Ancient grains are popular ingredients in many food products on the market today, providing diverse nutritional profiles, extensive applications and the ability to cater to different markets. As a follow up to last week’s article, Jill Frank digs into amaranth and quinoa, two “grains” that have made huge gains in popularity in North America and Europe in the last four years. view less
Ancient Grains In Depth: Bulgur, Buckwheat, Millet, Spelt & Teff Jill Frank Ancient grains continually top the lists of new product launches in the US and Europe. Food expert author, Jill Frank, expands on some grains that may not be widely known or understood including bulgur, buckwheat, millet, spelt and teff.
Ancient Grains In Depth: Sorghum and Freekeh Jill Frank Based on the feedback of our members, ancient grains are front and center in Jill Frank’s next two articles. She will cover some well-known and less familiar grains, including history, flavor profiles, applications and more. Get started with this first ar...view more Based on the feedback of our members, ancient grains are front and center in Jill Frank’s next two articles. She will cover some well-known and less familiar grains, including history, flavor profiles, applications and more. Get started with this first article covering sorghum and freekeh now. view less
Ancient Grains for Modern Food Formulations (Infographic) Jill Frank The ancient grains trend is one of the biggest in the food industry today. In this infographic, you'll explore the grains that make up this versatile group, including the pseudo cereals, like buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa and kaniwa; the cereal grains, like...view more The ancient grains trend is one of the biggest in the food industry today. In this infographic, you'll explore the grains that make up this versatile group, including the pseudo cereals, like buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa and kaniwa; the cereal grains, like millet, teff, sorghum (milo); and wheat varieties, like bulgur, freekeh, einkorn, emmer (farrow), spelt and kamut. Learn about flavor profiles, nutrients and applications so you can use these grains in your next formulation. view less
Application of New Ingredients in Innovative Beverage Concepts in Europe Martin Ernst Haug The application of new ingredients in Europe is driven be three major factors: legislation, customer expectations and clean labeling. In a market with slow growth in traditional segments, the beverage manufacturers and ingredient suppliers have to focus o...view more The application of new ingredients in Europe is driven be three major factors: legislation, customer expectations and clean labeling. In a market with slow growth in traditional segments, the beverage manufacturers and ingredient suppliers have to focus on major trends to be successful. In this article, expert author Martin Ernst Haug discusses legislative aspects, customer expectations, clean labeling and includes a reading list. view less
Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants SILLIKER, Inc. Although microbiological contaminants often take center stage in discussions about food safety and quality control in food plants, chemical contaminants and their residues also remain as significant safety and quality issues for food processors.
Beet as a Red Food Color – Processing & Formulation Challenges Jill Frank Beet juice extract, or beetroot extract, (from Beta vulgar rubra) is showing up with more frequency on labels driven by the demand for naturally-sourced ingredients. Read food expert Jill Frank's article about achieving constant color and challenges perta...view more Beet juice extract, or beetroot extract, (from Beta vulgar rubra) is showing up with more frequency on labels driven by the demand for naturally-sourced ingredients. Read food expert Jill Frank's article about achieving constant color and challenges pertaining to pH, oxygen, light and heat, as well as applications. view less
Beta Carotene: A Work-Horse Colorant & Pro-Vitamin A Jill Frank Beta carotene is a large part of the carotenoid family and is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and oil. Most people associate beta carotene with carrots. However, much of the natural beta carotene available comes from palm oil processing. Food expert a...view more Beta carotene is a large part of the carotenoid family and is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and oil. Most people associate beta carotene with carrots. However, much of the natural beta carotene available comes from palm oil processing. Food expert author, Jill Frank, discusses beta carotene as a colorant, a pro-vitamin A, applications and stability. view less
Caravan Ingredients Announces New Director of Commercial Insights Corbion Press Release: Barb Murphy has been named Director of Commercial Insights for Caravan Ingredients.
Caravan Ingredients Announces New Supply Chain Manager Corbion Press Release: Brad Pederson has been named Supply Chain Manager for Caravan Ingredients.
Caravan Ingredients Raises $75,000 For March of Dimes Corbion Press Release: Caravan Ingredients raised $75,000 for the March of Dimes through the premier fundraising event, March for Babies. Funds raised support the March of Dimes' effort to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth ...view more Press Release: Caravan Ingredients raised $75,000 for the March of Dimes through the premier fundraising event, March for Babies. Funds raised support the March of Dimes' effort to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. view less
Carotenoids: Vivid Phytonutrients – Infographic Jill Frank Carotenoids are important phytonutrients used widely in the food industry to naturally color foods and as a source of vitamin A. Learn more about this ingredient category, including classifications, factors that influence nutrient content and top food sou...view more Carotenoids are important phytonutrients used widely in the food industry to naturally color foods and as a source of vitamin A. Learn more about this ingredient category, including classifications, factors that influence nutrient content and top food sources in this colorful infographic, created with research from food expert Jill Frank. view less
Carrageenan Deep Dive - Kappa, Iota and Lambda Jill Frank There are three main structures of carrageenan based on the number of sulfate groups attached to the galactose molecule: kappa, iota and lambda. Each structure offers distinct functionalities for a variety of food applications. Read Jill Frank's article a...view more There are three main structures of carrageenan based on the number of sulfate groups attached to the galactose molecule: kappa, iota and lambda. Each structure offers distinct functionalities for a variety of food applications. Read Jill Frank's article about these three interesting structures that make up carrageenan. view less
Case Study: Ready-to-Drink Products Nutrineo – Health Food Solutions by Uelzena Historically, sports nutrition products such as ready-to-drink formats (RTDs) were consumed by athletes and sport professionals. The protein-rich drinks are used to support muscle building and regeneration. However today, these products have reached the m...view more Historically, sports nutrition products such as ready-to-drink formats (RTDs) were consumed by athletes and sport professionals. The protein-rich drinks are used to support muscle building and regeneration. However today, these products have reached the mass market and are consumed by weekend sports enthusiasts and lifestyle users as well. view less
Chemical Leavening; Predictable & Effective Jill Frank Leavening baked goods requires the incorporation of gas to achieve a crumb structure which is light and airy. Leavening can be accomplished mechanically (example: creaming or lamination), biologically (example: yeast or bacteria like sourdough starters), ...view more Leavening baked goods requires the incorporation of gas to achieve a crumb structure which is light and airy. Leavening can be accomplished mechanically (example: creaming or lamination), biologically (example: yeast or bacteria like sourdough starters), or chemically. In this article, food expert, Jill Frank, talks about carbion dioxide sources, leavening acids and baking powders. view less
Chia – Tips for Formulating with the World’s Trendiest Seed Jill Frank Chia seeds have exploded into the mainstream consciousness for their health benefits and the versatile ways they can be used in food products to do everything from providing unique texture to replacing gluten, eggs and oil. Learn more about this tiny powe...view more Chia seeds have exploded into the mainstream consciousness for their health benefits and the versatile ways they can be used in food products to do everything from providing unique texture to replacing gluten, eggs and oil. Learn more about this tiny powerhouse seed, including formulation, cost, recalls, testing and regulatory considerations, in this week’s article from food expert Jill Frank. view less
Clean Label 2.0 Mintel International Clean Label 2.0 by Stephanie Mattucci - Associate Director, Food and Science
Clean Label Ingredients for Bread Jill Frank Today’s consumers live by a “less is best” when it comes to ingredient declarations. In this article, written by food expert Jill Frank, she discusses how this modern push for clean label ingredients for bread has resulted in formulators looking for simp...view more Today’s consumers live by a “less is best” when it comes to ingredient declarations. In this article, written by food expert Jill Frank, she discusses how this modern push for clean label ingredients for bread has resulted in formulators looking for simpler ingredients that can multitask while minimizing the cost impact for manufacturing. view less
Clean Label Trends Jill Frank Consumers are increasingly looking for food products with "clean label" ingredients – a fact that is changing the way products are being formulated. Read about consumer trends, tips for creating clean labels, and solutions to common formulation issues in ...view more Consumers are increasingly looking for food products with "clean label" ingredients – a fact that is changing the way products are being formulated. Read about consumer trends, tips for creating clean labels, and solutions to common formulation issues in this exclusive article from expert Jill Frank. view less
Cocoa Butter Alternatives in Chocolate Jill Frank In recent years, cocoa bean production has struggled due to susceptibility to pest attacks and changing weather patterns. With high demand for chocolate worldwide, cocoa butter alternatives are a key solution for long-term, profitable chocolate production...view more In recent years, cocoa bean production has struggled due to susceptibility to pest attacks and changing weather patterns. With high demand for chocolate worldwide, cocoa butter alternatives are a key solution for long-term, profitable chocolate production. Learn about cocoa butter and substitutions in this week’s article from expert formulator Jill Frank. view less
Coconut Ingredients Take Grocery Stores by Tropical Storm Jill Frank After years of formulating coconut out of food products because of its high saturated fat content, this trendy tropical fruit has made its way back into more grocery aisles. Learn about trendy coconut ingredients and how you can use them in your food prod...view more After years of formulating coconut out of food products because of its high saturated fat content, this trendy tropical fruit has made its way back into more grocery aisles. Learn about trendy coconut ingredients and how you can use them in your food products in this article from Jill Frank. view less
Coloring Organic Products: Rules, Regulations & Stability Jill Frank Food expert, Jill Frank discusses the regulations and stability of coloring organic products. Some topics she touches on are thermal treatment, pH, shelf life, and packaging conditions. She also lists several additional resources at the conclusion of the ...view more Food expert, Jill Frank discusses the regulations and stability of coloring organic products. Some topics she touches on are thermal treatment, pH, shelf life, and packaging conditions. She also lists several additional resources at the conclusion of the article. view less
DHA & EPA: Using Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Your Food Formulations Jill Frank DHA and EPA have numerous health benefits when consumed separately and when combined. Considering formulating with these omega-3 fatty acids? In this article, industry expert Jill Frank discusses not only the benefits and health claims associated with th...view more DHA and EPA have numerous health benefits when consumed separately and when combined. Considering formulating with these omega-3 fatty acids? In this article, industry expert Jill Frank discusses not only the benefits and health claims associated with them, but also recent product launches and key development considerations. view less
Defy Your Age Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your healthy aging positioned products attract more consumers. We are the only integrated premi...view more DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your healthy aging positioned products attract more consumers. We are the only integrated premix, vitamin and nutraceutical manufacturer capable of creating and delivering tailor-made formulations to you anywhere. Blend in our extensive scientific expertise, technical view less
Detection of Differences in Corn Quality for Extrusion Processes by Rapid Visco Analyzer RIBUS, Inc. Extruded cereal products are the result of the interaction of the extrusion process and the ingredients in the formula. Consequently, the product qualities are significantly affected by extruder operation and the quality and functional aspects of the ingr...view more Extruded cereal products are the result of the interaction of the extrusion process and the ingredients in the formula. Consequently, the product qualities are significantly affected by extruder operation and the quality and functional aspects of the ingredients. This feature article covers detection of differences in corn quality for extrusion processes. view less
Dishing Up Ice Cream & Frozen Dairy Dessert Innovation Jill Frank Food industry expert Jill Frank discusses ice cream and frozen dairy desserts in this exclusive article. Includes information on innovations in this category that are allowing development of products with health benefits, like increased protein and fiber....view more Food industry expert Jill Frank discusses ice cream and frozen dairy desserts in this exclusive article. Includes information on innovations in this category that are allowing development of products with health benefits, like increased protein and fiber. Also covers trends in frozen desserts, like ice cream sandwiches, salted caramel, tea extracts and chocolate, as well as product resources. view less
Dispersing Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Ultrasonication Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about dispersing individual single-walled carbon nanotubes by ultrasonication.
Efficient and precise: Particle size and shape measurement with Dynamic Image Analysis Retsch GmbH The advantages of Dynamic Image Anaylsus are wide dynamic measuring ranges, excellent compatibility to sieve analysis according to ICUMSA, reliable detection of smallest amounts of undersize and over size, and several dispersion options. It also offers sh...view more The advantages of Dynamic Image Anaylsus are wide dynamic measuring ranges, excellent compatibility to sieve analysis according to ICUMSA, reliable detection of smallest amounts of undersize and over size, and several dispersion options. It also offers short measurement times, excellent reproducibility and repeatability, high resolution, and significant reduction of workload compared to sieving. view less
Empower Your Mind Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your mental performance positioned products attract more consumers. We are the only integrated ...view more DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your mental performance positioned products attract more consumers. We are the only integrated premix, vitamin and nutraceutical manufacturer capable of creating and delivering tailor-made formulations to you anywhere. Blend in our extensive scientific expertise, technical know-how, global presence and total quality assurance for your peace-of-mind. view less
Emulsifier Solution Articles Corbion Caravan Ingredient's technical brochure containing emulsifier product categories and applications.
Energize Your Mind Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. A feeling of alertness, motivation and a positive frame of mind are the three pillars of mental energy. Nutrients that support brain function help us reach our cognitive potential at work, school or play. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality ...view more A feeling of alertness, motivation and a positive frame of mind are the three pillars of mental energy. Nutrients that support brain function help us reach our cognitive potential at work, school or play. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your mental energy positioned products attract more consumers. view less
Essentials For Kids And Teens Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your kids and teens health positioned products attract more consumers.
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Marking a New Era in U.S. Food Safety SILLIKER, Inc. Within the past decade, the number of food products recalled in the United States surged from a few hundred annually to thousands of products in 2009. Responding to persistent consumer concerns over the safety of imported foods and the growing complexity ...view more Within the past decade, the number of food products recalled in the United States surged from a few hundred annually to thousands of products in 2009. Responding to persistent consumer concerns over the safety of imported foods and the growing complexity of the supply chain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sought expanded regulatory authority to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. view less
FDA Shifts Focus to Prevention with Publication of Proposed Food Safety Rules Venable, LLP On January 4th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published two long-awaited proposed food safety rules aimed at preventing foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and are available for publi...view more On January 4th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published two long-awaited proposed food safety rules aimed at preventing foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and are available for public comment over the next four months. The rules have wide-ranging effects on a diverse group of industries, including every link in the global food supply chain. view less
Fat Replacement Trends Jill Frank This article by food expert author Jill Frank covers alternatives to fat in the diet in order to cut calories, lower heart disease and reverse obesity. Some topics include partially hydrogenated oil removal, trans fat (using palm oil, animal fats or butte...view more This article by food expert author Jill Frank covers alternatives to fat in the diet in order to cut calories, lower heart disease and reverse obesity. Some topics include partially hydrogenated oil removal, trans fat (using palm oil, animal fats or butter), shifting saturated fat to healthier fats like Omega 3, palm oil blends, soybean oil and canola oil. view less
Flex Your Joints Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. Healthy joints are incredibly important to maintain a healthy quality of life as we age. Strong joints help us remain independent and continue to do the things we love throughout life. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, ...view more Healthy joints are incredibly important to maintain a healthy quality of life as we age. Strong joints help us remain independent and continue to do the things we love throughout life. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your joint health positioned products attract more consumers. view less
Food Formulator Playbook: Making Chocolate with Cocoa Butter Alternatives Jill Frank This food formulator playbook discusses the exciting ways of making chocolate with cocoa butter alternatives. High demand for this key chocolate ingredient combined with supply challenges sends many food formulators looking for alternatives. This playboo...view more This food formulator playbook discusses the exciting ways of making chocolate with cocoa butter alternatives. High demand for this key chocolate ingredient combined with supply challenges sends many food formulators looking for alternatives. This playbook discusses Cocoa Butter Substitue (CBS), Cocoa Butter Replacer (CBR), and Cocoa Butter Equivalent (CBE). view less
Food Industry White Paper - Food Industry Color Control Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. Learn about measuring and standardizing the color of food using colorimetry and spectrophotometry in this free white paper entitled, The Color of Quality.
Food Label Breakdown – Tomato Soup (Infographic) Jill Frank What ingredients are commonly found on the label of a can of tomato soup and how do they function to create the finished product? Use this infographic to learn about the major components of this staple canned good and find your perfect tomato soup formula...view more What ingredients are commonly found on the label of a can of tomato soup and how do they function to create the finished product? Use this infographic to learn about the major components of this staple canned good and find your perfect tomato soup formulation. view less
Food Label Breakdown: Fiber-Added Brownies (Infographic) Jill Frank This infographic with research from Jill Frank will help formulators create fiber-added brownie formulations. Using product labels from five countries, this visual guide explains the functionality of each ingredient. Ingredients include soluble and insolu...view more This infographic with research from Jill Frank will help formulators create fiber-added brownie formulations. Using product labels from five countries, this visual guide explains the functionality of each ingredient. Ingredients include soluble and insoluble fiber, cocoa, walnuts, flour, egg and milk solids, wheat protein isolate, sweeteners, leaveners, oil and margarine, and more. view less
Formulating Clean Label Food Products Jill Frank Consumer definitions of the term “clean label" vary widely, and formulators are tasked with identifying consumer priorities and delivering a product that meets their expectations. How do product developers tackle this challenge? Check out this presentatio...view more Consumer definitions of the term “clean label" vary widely, and formulators are tasked with identifying consumer priorities and delivering a product that meets their expectations. How do product developers tackle this challenge? Check out this presentation for step by step guidance and ingredient suggestions. view less
Formulating for Health and Wellness Mintel International Health and wellness is driven by weight control, longevity, cognition, and healthy enjoyment. Emerging ingredients always invite skepticism, so efficacy is key. Taste will always take priority, but ingredients that can provide an “edge” in the areas consu...view more Health and wellness is driven by weight control, longevity, cognition, and healthy enjoyment. Emerging ingredients always invite skepticism, so efficacy is key. Taste will always take priority, but ingredients that can provide an “edge” in the areas consumers associate with their health and happiness will find success. view less
Fortitech® Premixes DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. Fortitech® Premixes deliver a precisely customized blend of desired functional ingredients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides, nutraceuticals and botanicals – in one single, efficient, homogeneous premix.
Free-From: Global Innovation and Market Development Mintel International Free-from is an important sector in the food market. Discover global innovation trends, companies that are leading category development now, and differences in UL vs US free–from market size and development in this Mintel report.
GMO News Review Jill Frank Mintel reported GMO and non-GMO as a top trend seen at IFT’s annual Food Expo. This article by Jill Frank discusses how genetically modified organisms in products affect health, the FDA and price of products. Frank covers topics such as biofortification, ...view more Mintel reported GMO and non-GMO as a top trend seen at IFT’s annual Food Expo. This article by Jill Frank discusses how genetically modified organisms in products affect health, the FDA and price of products. Frank covers topics such as biofortification, GM in Europe (GM Draft Directive), labeling of GMO products in the United States, Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, Genetically Engineered Food Right-To-Know Act as well as numerous resources available for review. view less
Gluten-Free Formulating Jill Frank Certified Food Scientist Jill Frank takes a look at the building momentum that the gluten-free category is experiencing. She provides a broad overview of gluten, as well as tips for formulating gluten-free products, links to ingredients and a list of sour...view more Certified Food Scientist Jill Frank takes a look at the building momentum that the gluten-free category is experiencing. She provides a broad overview of gluten, as well as tips for formulating gluten-free products, links to ingredients and a list of sources for finding more information on the topic. view less
Going Green with Plant Proteins Jill Frank Expert formulator Jill Frank discusses the consumer demand for plant proteins in this exclusive article. Article includes information on protein basics, amino acids, plant protein sources, like grains, legumes, microalgae, nuts and more, as well as additi...view more Expert formulator Jill Frank discusses the consumer demand for plant proteins in this exclusive article. Article includes information on protein basics, amino acids, plant protein sources, like grains, legumes, microalgae, nuts and more, as well as additional formulation considerations. view less
Guar Gum: Instability & Alternatives, Part 1 Jill Frank The food industry has faced supply challenges with guar gum in the past few years due to high demand for the ingredient in the oil drilling industry. In part 1 of this exclusive article, food industry expert Jill Frank explores the sources of instability ...view more The food industry has faced supply challenges with guar gum in the past few years due to high demand for the ingredient in the oil drilling industry. In part 1 of this exclusive article, food industry expert Jill Frank explores the sources of instability in the guar gum market, as well as tactics for replacing guar gum and the first four of 11 alternative ingredients, including xanthan gum, locust bean gum, tara gum and acacia gum, or gum arabic. view less
Guar Gum: Instability & Alternatives, Part 2 Jill Frank In part 2 of Jill Frank's industry expert article on guar gum, she gives her final six alternative ingredients, including acacia gum (gum arabic), alginates, fibers, flaxseed powder, cellulose gums and carrageenen. Article also includes a brief recap of r...view more In part 2 of Jill Frank's industry expert article on guar gum, she gives her final six alternative ingredients, including acacia gum (gum arabic), alginates, fibers, flaxseed powder, cellulose gums and carrageenen. Article also includes a brief recap of reasons for recent market instability, as well as guar gum applications. view less
Guaranteeing a Great Audit SILLIKER, Inc. In our global economy, food plants must embrace every audit as an opportunity to showcase their commitment to producing safe and quality products.
Guard Your Heart Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. A healthy heart is incredibly important to maintain quality of life as we age. Looking after the heart will help us remain independent and continue to do the things we love throughout life. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrie...view more A healthy heart is incredibly important to maintain quality of life as we age. Looking after the heart will help us remain independent and continue to do the things we love throughout life. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your heart health positioned products attract more consumers. view less
HIELSCHER ULTRASONICS OFFERS TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SERVICE IN ULTRASONIC PROCESS LAB Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH Press Release: Hielscher offers extensive service to support your ultrasonic process R&D, engineering, process testing and optimization as well as installation support and maintenance training.
Hard Facts About Controlling Softness in Bars & Cookies Jill Frank Cold-extruded bars and baked cookies become hard over their shelf life if they’re not formulated properly. Food expert Jill Frank has helped solve this problem first-hand. Find out how she did it in this exclusive article, and get her full list of tips fo...view more Cold-extruded bars and baked cookies become hard over their shelf life if they’re not formulated properly. Food expert Jill Frank has helped solve this problem first-hand. Find out how she did it in this exclusive article, and get her full list of tips for controlling softness in bars and cookies. view less
Hielscher Ultrasonics: Ultrasonic Cleaning of Wire, Rod and Strip Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about Hielscher Ultrasonics which is ultrasonic cleaning of wire, rod, and strip.
High-Power ultrasonication to obtain stable emulsions in micro- and nano-range Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about high-power ultrasonication to obtain stable emulsions in micro-and nano-range.
How Much Technical Knowledge is Necessary for Commercial Management in the Beverage Industry? Martin Ernst Haug In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses how much technical knowledge is crucial for commercial management in the beverage industry. He gives a breakdown of important aspects of a successful team and atmosphere...view more In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses how much technical knowledge is crucial for commercial management in the beverage industry. He gives a breakdown of important aspects of a successful team and atmosphere in a modern beverage company. view less
Improving Texture and Flavor in Calorie Reduced Foods Jill Frank Are you challenged with creating excellent texture and flavor in a reduced calorie food product? Gum or protein-based gels and high-intensity sweeteners are commonplace replacements for fat and sugar, but bulking agents are needed when removing these comp...view more Are you challenged with creating excellent texture and flavor in a reduced calorie food product? Gum or protein-based gels and high-intensity sweeteners are commonplace replacements for fat and sugar, but bulking agents are needed when removing these components from formulations. Learn about bulking agents for reduced calorie products in this article by food industry expert Jill Frank. view less
Infographic: African Spice Blends Jill Frank In this infographic, we explore a variety of savory and sweet African spice blends with ingredients that just might make your next formulation a true innovation from Jill Frank.
Infographic: Reducing Sodium in Food Products Jill Frank Are you working to reduce the amount of salt in your food product formulations? With health directives coming from organizations worldwide and increasing public awareness of the effects of consuming too much sodium, salt replacement has become an industry...view more Are you working to reduce the amount of salt in your food product formulations? With health directives coming from organizations worldwide and increasing public awareness of the effects of consuming too much sodium, salt replacement has become an industry-wide imperative. Use this infographic to get your sodium reduction efforts on track. view less
Ingredients & Innovation Mintel International Innovation and Insight in Food, Drink and Ingredients.
Ingredients for Energy, Part 1 Jill Frank Energy has become a buzzword in the food market, but it is about more than just coffee and energy drinks. In the first of a two-part series, industry expert Jill Frank looks at top ingredients being used as well what applications they have. Some topics in...view more Energy has become a buzzword in the food market, but it is about more than just coffee and energy drinks. In the first of a two-part series, industry expert Jill Frank looks at top ingredients being used as well what applications they have. Some topics include caffeine, taurine and guarana. view less
Ingredients for Energy, Part 2 Jill Frank This second article in a two-part series by expert author Jill Frank discusses energy products and how the energy market is shaping up. The main topics she discusses are B vitamins, Carnitine, caffeinated waffes, chocolate, and other new products hitting ...view more This second article in a two-part series by expert author Jill Frank discusses energy products and how the energy market is shaping up. The main topics she discusses are B vitamins, Carnitine, caffeinated waffes, chocolate, and other new products hitting stores. view less
Interview Evelin Biffar, Head of Product Development at nutrineo Nutrineo – Health Food Solutions by Uelzena Evelin Biffar has nearly 20 years of experience in the food industry and is responsible for product development and innovation management at Uelzena eG o/ nutrineo. She is a specialist for process technology food & beverage and is building and leading cro...view more Evelin Biffar has nearly 20 years of experience in the food industry and is responsible for product development and innovation management at Uelzena eG o/ nutrineo. She is a specialist for process technology food & beverage and is building and leading crossfunctional and multicultural project teams. view less
Juice from red-fleshed apples – a successful novelty in the juice segment? Martin Ernst Haug In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses the various attributes for apples including harvest, resistance to disease, storage stability and sensory properties such as color, taste, and smell. He covers the topic ...view more In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses the various attributes for apples including harvest, resistance to disease, storage stability and sensory properties such as color, taste, and smell. He covers the topic of products made from red-fleshed apples and how they may represent an opportunity to put the traditional segment into a new spotlight. view less
Landmark NEI Vision Study Supports Important Role of FloraGLO ® Lutein and OPTISHARP® Zeaxanthin in Reducing Risk of Progression to Advanced AMD DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. Press Release: Age-related eye disease study 2 (AREDS2) is the largest trial to date testing the effectiveness of lutein and zeaxanthin in adults with AMD.
Legality & Consumer-Focused Wording Key to Green Claims in Food Industry Jill Frank Companies in the food industry are setting sustainability strategies with the aim of increasing productivity and efficiency. But a new report from UL Environment, “Claiming Green,” indicates that clearly communicating a greener product can further strengt...view more Companies in the food industry are setting sustainability strategies with the aim of increasing productivity and efficiency. But a new report from UL Environment, “Claiming Green,” indicates that clearly communicating a greener product can further strengthen the relationship with consumers and increase sales. Food expert Jill Frank discusses study findings and strategies in this exclusive article. view less
Magnesium: An Opportunity Mineral Jill Frank This expert article by Jill Frank covers the numerous health benefits magnesium offers the body, creating opportunities to create products rich in it. Frank discusses diet trends versus magnesium absorption, increase of magnesium in formulations, natural ...view more This expert article by Jill Frank covers the numerous health benefits magnesium offers the body, creating opportunities to create products rich in it. Frank discusses diet trends versus magnesium absorption, increase of magnesium in formulations, natural sources of magnesium, and links to additional resources for further information. view less
Making the Most of a Contract Manufacturer Relationship Jill Frank Read Jill Frank's informative article about making the most of a contract manufacturer relationship including information about being present, vigilant and observant, making sure specifications and processes are clear and realizing co-packers are partners...view more Read Jill Frank's informative article about making the most of a contract manufacturer relationship including information about being present, vigilant and observant, making sure specifications and processes are clear and realizing co-packers are partners. view less
Mintel Food & Drink Mintel International Mintel Food & Drink supplies the food and drink industries with world-leading market intelligence. We provide manufacturers and their suppliers with robust information, analysis and critical recommendations—so market leaders like you can make the right de...view more Mintel Food & Drink supplies the food and drink industries with world-leading market intelligence. We provide manufacturers and their suppliers with robust information, analysis and critical recommendations—so market leaders like you can make the right decisions, at the right time. view less
Mintel Trends in Sugar and Sweeteners by Stephanie Mattucci - Associate Director, Food Science Mintel International Mintel Trends in Sugar and Sweeteners by Stephanie Mattucci - Associate Director, Food and Science
Mono and Diglycerides in Food Products Jill Frank In this industry expert article by food formulator Jill Frank, you'll find a wealth of information on the use of mono and diglycerides in food production. Article includes glyceride basics, regulatory information, key functions in formulations and more.
Natural Antioxidants for Shelf Life Jill Frank Avoiding oxidation is key to increasing shelf life and maintaining a level of quality in your food. In this week’s expert article, find out more about antioxidants auto-oxidation, tocoperols, formulation thoughts, synergy, as well as some other tips for i...view more Avoiding oxidation is key to increasing shelf life and maintaining a level of quality in your food. In this week’s expert article, find out more about antioxidants auto-oxidation, tocoperols, formulation thoughts, synergy, as well as some other tips for improving shelf life. view less
News Brief: Risks to the Water Supply Jill Frank Risks to the water supply is a topic formulators should consider when creating new products. Not only does this include the water in the formula, but also the effect of clean up and changeover between products. Learn more by reading this news brief by fo...view more Risks to the water supply is a topic formulators should consider when creating new products. Not only does this include the water in the formula, but also the effect of clean up and changeover between products. Learn more by reading this news brief by food expert Jill Frank. view less
Nourish Your Beauty Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. Beautiful skin, hair and nails are an asset, enhancing appearance and reflecting good health. DSM offers innovative, unique and proven solutions to answer both consumer demand for beauty benefits and customer needs for differentiation and premium products...view more Beautiful skin, hair and nails are an asset, enhancing appearance and reflecting good health. DSM offers innovative, unique and proven solutions to answer both consumer demand for beauty benefits and customer needs for differentiation and premium products. view less
Nutrition Innovation Worldwide: A Restless Imagination Starts Early...and Stays Late DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. DSM’s innovative solutions speed your success.
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Omega-3 Plant Sources Jill Frank Learn about Omega-3 plant sources in this food industry expert article. Information on ALA's includes basics, key development considerations and product resources for food formulators.
Optimize Your Immunity Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. A healthy immune system is important for us to live our life to the fullest. Nutrition makes an important contribution to keeping the immune system healthy. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer i...view more A healthy immune system is important for us to live our life to the fullest. Nutrition makes an important contribution to keeping the immune system healthy. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your immunity health products attract more consumers. view less
Popular Pea Protein – A Versatile Plant-Based Ingredient Jill Frank According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database, products launched with pea protein as an ingredient increased from 73 in 2011 to more than 340 in 2014. What accounts for its surging popularity? Learn about pea protein’s nutritional benefits and formul...view more According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database, products launched with pea protein as an ingredient increased from 73 in 2011 to more than 340 in 2014. What accounts for its surging popularity? Learn about pea protein’s nutritional benefits and formulation applications in this article by food industry expert Jill Frank. view less
Power Your Performance Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. The sports nutrition market is a highly competitive arena where innovation and quality win the race while complacency lags behind. We can help you win. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insigh...view more The sports nutrition market is a highly competitive arena where innovation and quality win the race while complacency lags behind. We can help you win. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help make your sports nutrition products more attractive to your target audiences, whether niche or mass. view less
Prebiotics & Probiotics – Innovations in Digestive Health Promoting Products Jill Frank Industry expert review of the increase in the popularity and production of food products with digestive health promoting properties that come from prebiotic and probiotic ingredients. Article highlights unique, new flavor combinations that have been trend...view more Industry expert review of the increase in the popularity and production of food products with digestive health promoting properties that come from prebiotic and probiotic ingredients. Article highlights unique, new flavor combinations that have been trending around the world, as well as ingredients in the Innovadex search engine that formulators can use in their own innovative digestive health products. Innovations noted include frozen snacks, ice cream for dogs, kombucha tea, organic sweetener, kim chi, sauerkraut, infant / toddler products, pastas and more. view less
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Protein: Is It the Next Big Thing? Mintel International Protein plays a role in fitness and performance and is desired for its taste and flavor. Consumers understand the benefits of protein for weight management and satiety. That range of positionings help protein-rich products appeal to many consumers.
QA Documentation Christopher Ranch QA documentation from Christopher ranch offers assurance of a safe and quality product for your formulations.
Reducing Salt & Sugar: Perils and Potential Mintel International Consumers think less salt or less sugar means less taste and enjoyment. Consumers aren’t scared of sugar, they’re only scared of too much sugar, so Mintel offers a meaningful reduction without sacrificing taste.
Relax Your Mind Health Benefit Solutions DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. Relaxation is part of achieving the balance needed to enjoy life to the fullest; the pace everyday modern living is tempered by being able to wind down and take a break. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with o...view more Relaxation is part of achieving the balance needed to enjoy life to the fullest; the pace everyday modern living is tempered by being able to wind down and take a break. DSM’s broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality and safe nutrients, combined with our consumer insights, market knowledge and application expertise, can help your relaxation and sleep positioned products attract more consumers. view less
Rosemary: A Natural Antioxidant for Clean Label Food Products Jill Frank Rosemary in a natural antioxidant being used for clean label food products. In this article by industry expert Jill Frank, she discusses how rosemary can be used in formulations, as well as their many useful components such as carnosol, carnosic acid, ro...view more Rosemary in a natural antioxidant being used for clean label food products. In this article by industry expert Jill Frank, she discusses how rosemary can be used in formulations, as well as their many useful components such as carnosol, carnosic acid, rosmarinol and rosmarinic acids that offer antioxidant effects, and aid in extending the shelf life of food products. view less
Rosemary: Tis' the Seasoning for Everything from Meat to Cocktails Jill Frank What are the flavor components of rosemary, what forms is it available in, and how is it being used in new food products? Use this research from Food Industry Expert Jill Frank to get inspiration for using rosemary in your next formulation.
Safflower Blooms with Ingredient Possibilities Jill Frank The safflower plant is primarily grown for its seeds, it also has uses as a color and flavor for foods as well as other industries such as cosmetics and textiles. Learn about how safflower petals, seeds and oil may be used for multiple applications in thi...view more The safflower plant is primarily grown for its seeds, it also has uses as a color and flavor for foods as well as other industries such as cosmetics and textiles. Learn about how safflower petals, seeds and oil may be used for multiple applications in this article from industry expert Jill Frank. view less
Sage Advice: Get to Know One of the World's Most Versatile Herbs Jill Frank Sage leaves are used for food preparation, and they are long, greenish-gray in color. In this article by food expert Jill Frank, she dives into the details of the many important uses of one the world's most versatile herbs. Includes suggested applicatio...view more Sage leaves are used for food preparation, and they are long, greenish-gray in color. In this article by food expert Jill Frank, she dives into the details of the many important uses of one the world's most versatile herbs. Includes suggested applications, flavor profile, and discusses its antimicrobial compounds as well as its antioxidant compounds such as carnosic acid, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid. view less