Articles by Melissa Kvidahl Reilly

Navigating the clean label landscape

As GMOs, gluten intolerance and ‘no artificial additives’ gain heavy traction in the food arena, snack manufacturers and commercial bakers continue to showcase new clean-label pursuits with more transparency. 


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Popped to perfection

Americans are gobbling up popcorn by the bucket load. The sector is reinventing itself from the salty, ‘imitation-butter’ profile of its past to a clean-label version with fresher flavors. Thus, consumer demand and economics are reshaping its future.


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It's crunch time for crackers, crisps and puffs

Manufacturers of crackers, crisps and puffs are adding nutrients and specialty ingredients to their products, while cutting fat, gluten and more to meet consumer demand for exceptional quality.


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Earning a piece of the pizza pie

Conventional frozen pizza has suffered some setbacks, but the outlook is good for brands that differentiate. The market still carries mass appeal, as consumers seek foods with unique flavors and ingredients. 


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Raising the bar on snack and cereal bars

Consumers are faced with many options in the snack bar aisle. In response, manufacturers are setting their products apart by offering ‘that little something extra,’ to satisfy the trends to please the foodie in us all.


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A world of flavors

International flavors and foods are gaining popularity, but cautious consumers remain a challenge for bakers and snack producers. Successful manufacturers encourage purchase at the production line and at retail.


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Tips for entering the foodservice market

The foodservice market can be a profitable one for companies that go beyond convenience to offer healthy ingredients and trendy flavor profiles.


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Whole grains add nutrition to baked goods and snacks

Grains mean quality and quantity. Though most people don’t get enough each day, at least half of the grains in a person’s diet should be made up of whole grains, which are unrefined, and haven’t had their bran and germ removed via milling. From corn to quinoa, manufacturers are upping their nutritional antes with whole grains.


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Food safety first

The landscape is changing for commercial bakers and snack manufacturers as the Food Safety Modernization Act grants the Food and Drug Administration a wider reach. Will the act shift the responsibility for food safety of imported foods to the importer? And do all companies have the expertise they need to handle preventative measures?


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