Tariffs got you down?

Are impending ingredient tariffs affecting your food business? Trump’s trade war is starting to have some consequences. In a response to U.S. tariffs on things such as steel and tech goods, trade partners like Canada, China, the Europe have imposed some tariffs of their own on a wide array of goods. Some […]

Getting Creative With Confectionery

By Karen Nachay Source: http://www.ift.org/food-technology/past-issues/2018/august/columns/ingredients-and-confectionery.aspx?token=cdbd00cf-dd81-4bc0-a590-454590f1f285  The confectionery industry is big business. So big that confectionery products account for $35 billion in retail sales annually, including $2 billion in exports and more than $7 billion in seasonal candy sales, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA). That’s a lot of candy to […]

The new technologies aiding in ingredient traceability

08.13.2018By Jeff GelskiSource: https://www.bakingbusiness.com/articles/46840-the-new-technologies-aiding-in-ingredient-traceability  KANSAS CITY — A strong traceability system for ingredients may prove crucial in more than just food safety recalls. Such a system may further cement the credibility of organic or non-bioengineered/non-G.M.O. claims. Traceability hurdles, however, may come in the form of complex supply chains for ingredients, including cocoa, that […]

Ingredients Take a Simpler Turn

Karen Nachay and Margaret Malochleb | June 2018, Volume 72, No.6 Via – http://www.ift.org/food-technology/past-issues/2018/june/features/ingredients-showcased-at-ift18-food-expo.aspx The food industry is undergoing a dramatic shift in how manufacturers approach product development. Gone are the days of the occasional line extension or products relegated to small, niche diet or health food sections of grocery stores. […]

New Stevia Plus Allulose Ingredient Is Blood Sugar Friendly

Jennifer GrebowMay 9, 2018 via http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/food-beverage/new-stevia-plus-allulose-ingredient-blood-sugar-friendly Allulose, or D-allulose, is an up-and-coming ingredient in the sweetening world. This low-calorie sweetener, which naturally occurs in sources like wheat, figs, raisins, and jackfruit, is molecularly similar to fructose and glucose, but it has an outstanding quality: because it is not rapidly digested, metabolized, and […]