Fats like butter, lard, margarine and shortening, and oils like canola, coconut, corn, cottonseed, nut, olive, palm, peanut and soybean, including monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and low-fat and reduced-fat formulation tactics and trends.
Ingredients like ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide (ADA), emulsifiers, enzymes, gluten, glycerides, lecithin, oxidizing agents, reducing agents and others that improve the quality and handling of breads.
Natural and synthetic ingredients like ascorbic acid, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) , butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), tocopherols and others that serve as antioxidants, antimicrobials, mold inhibitors and shelf-life extenders to improve food quality and safety.
Trends, ingredients, products and formulation strategies for fiber-fortified foods using soluble and insoluble dietary fiber ingredients like cellulose, grains, inulin, psyllium, resistant starch and others.
Omega-3s like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) derived from some cold-water fish, as well as nuts and seeds like chia, flax, hemp, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, among other sources.
Whole, piece, flour and other nut and seed ingredients, including almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and other tree nuts; flax, hemp, chia, sesame and other seeds; peanuts; and nut substitutes or analogues.
Plastic, modular, positive drive & other belts and conveyors for snack and bakery operations, including silicone, polyester, polyvinylchloride (PVC), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) & polyolefine (TPO).
Equipment, technology, ingredients, products, data, research and development and trends related to creating clean label ingredient statements, including natural, organic, non-GMO, no artificial colors, no artificial preservatives, allergen-free, easy to understand and simple.
Trends, ingredients, products, packaging, equipment and formulation strategies for frozen snacks and appetizers like fillo cups, taquitos, quiche bites, soft pretzels, breaded/battered foods and other products.
Trends, ingredients, products, packaging, equipment & formulation strategies for popped snacks like chips and crackers made from grains like wheat and corn, as well as potatoes, sweet potatoes & other vegetables.
Trends, ingredients, products, packaging, equipment and formulation strategies for refrigerated take-and-bake, deli & frozen pizza & flatbreads, as well as packaged fresh, refrigerated and frozen pizza & flatbread crusts & dough.