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Last fall, I attended the whole-grains presentation session at the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI). I took away a few highlights pertinent to the entire grain-processing industry that I’d like to share.
Paramount Pictures and the American Pie Council partner to promote the Paramount film Labor Day on National Pie Day, Jan. 23.
Ingredient briefs from different suppliers. Check it out!
New formulations, changing government regulations and market volatility all come into play regarding the fats and oils market. Even though fat remains an important part of a healthy diet, some fats are better than others. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the category, from high-oleic soybean oil to trans-fat-free and enzymatically interesterified products that transform liquid oil into bakery shortening without creating any trans-fat.
Bread is often fortified with dietary fiber of various origins to meet “good” and “excellent” source-of-fiber claims.
There is a lot of health news right now in the snack food and bakery industries. With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing its long-expected draft regulation to practically eliminating trans-fat in food to its draft guidance to help growers, manufacturers and foodservice operators take steps to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods and so many other health issues, we find this month that our pages are filled with health issues.
The increasing use of pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and antibiotics in food products is raising health concerns in the U.S. Estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013 show that some 1.1 billion lb. of pesticides’ active ingredients are used each year and more than 20,000 pesticide products are marketed annually, adversely impacting the health of consumers and the environment.
When it comes to quality, taste and cost, today’s sugar substitutes are becoming a sweet choice for producers of baked goods and snacks.
Minneapolis-based General Mills says that, since 2005, it has improved the health profile of 73% of its U.S. Retail sales volume. The company’s Baking and Snack platforms include such brands as Betty Crocker, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Lärabar and Pillsbury.