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 […]

New Stevia Plus Allulose Ingredient Is Blood Sugar Friendly

Source: Nutritional Outlook – http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/article/new-stevia-plus-allulose-ingredient-blood-sugar-friendly Jennifer Grebow May 9, 2018 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 […]

Ingredient Companies Increase Production Capacity

Find the original article by Beverage Industry at: https://www.bevindustry.com/articles/92037-ingredient-companies-increase-production-capacity Beneo, Morris Plains, N.J., opened a new Wanze, Belgium-based plant to manufacture vegetal protein. As the requests for plant-based proteins grows in North America and worldwide, the $5.5 million factory will serve more food manufacturing customers, the company says. Beneo also will be able […]

Sweetening solutions gain momentum in reducing sugar content, improving taste

Check out the original article by Barbara Harfmann here: https://www.bevindustry.com/articles/91870-sweetening-solutions-gain-momentum-in-reducing-sugar-content-improving-taste A McDonald’s TV commercial that aired in the late-1970s featured a little boy adorably telling a little girl who was moving away how “neat, sweet and hard to beat” she was. When it comes to sweetening solutions like stevia, erythritol and monk fruit, […]

The Rush to Reduce Sugar

Karen Nachay | November 2018, Volume 72, No.11 Click here to read the article from the original post.  Eat less sugar. That’s what consumers have heard for years. Consuming less sugar can be a challenge though. Sugar plays several functional roles in food and beverage applications and often turns up […]