More peanut butter manufacturers are recalling products. The recalls started with a salmonella-linked product sold at Trader Joe’s and have been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters, according to producer Sunland Inc.
Tortilla Industry Association, Arlington, Va., names Helen Chavez-Hansen of La Tapatia Tortilleria and Eugene Suarez Sr. of Abuelita Mexican Foods to its 2012 Hall of Fame at its 23rd Annual Convention & Trade Exposition at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-11.
For four full days, PACK EXPO International 2012 brings together more than 46,000 buyers from all over the globe and 1,800-plus leading suppliers, showcasing state-of-the art materials, machinery and methods for packaging and processing in every market.
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) releases its 2012 report on industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. The information also examines materials and processes, end uses, structure and consolidation, imports, trends and more.
Brazil is a sizzling-hot topic these days, especially where consumer packaged goods (CPG) are concerned. CPG companies are eyeing Brazil as a key portal for future growth opportunities. But to tap into market opportunities, what will it take to launch successful food and beverage products there?
Like Olympic triathletes, snack nuts are able to compete with other edible treats on several levels and come out on top. They’re nutritious (good sources of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals), versatile (usable in endless applications or consumed by themselves) and flavorful (plain or seasoned). No wonder more consumers are incorporating them into their diets.
Pretzels have been around for more than a thousand years, originating in southern Europe around 610 A.D., according to historians. Today, crispy,
hard pretzels are consumed by people in many of the countries represented at the 2012 Olympics.
Crackers and crisps are benefitting from new production techniques, better-for-you ingredients, cleaner labels and innovative flavors as manufacturers deal with consumers having less discretionary income.
Crunch and flavor have always been gold and silver medalists in the cracker and crisp game, but because consumers are looking for more healthful snacks, there have been interesting developments with these products.
Harris Interactive recently released the results of its 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend study, which analyzed the responses of more than 38,500 consumers on key measures of brand health for more than 1,500 lifestyle, product and service brands. When questioned about the brands they are likely to reach for when craving a salty snack, respondents chose Lay’s Potato Chips—the top-ranked salty snack for the past eight years—followed by two other Frito-Lay North America brands, Doritos and Tostitos.