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Rethinking the way Americans consume protein

Teresa Polli

Marketing Coordinator - Fonterra USA

Americans need to shift the way they think about protein and consume it in small amounts throughout the day rather than in one large meal, says marketing coordinator for Fonterra USA Teresa Polli.

Published: 22-Mar-2011

Opportunities in rising US tea consumption

George Jage

President and founder - World Tea Media

Tea is the most popular beverage worldwide after water but only ranks seventh in the United States, presenting a huge opportunity for beverage manufacturers, according to founder and president of World Tea Media George Jage.

Published: 16-Mar-2011

New Kraft water could trigger domino effect, Mintel

New Kraft water could trigger domino effect, Mintel

Garima Goel Lal

Senior Beverage Analyst - Mintel

The recent launch of MiO, a new water flavouring product from Kraft will influence other companies to launch similar brands, according to Mintel.

Published: 15-Mar-2011

Different generations seek similar functions from functional foods

Jeff Hilton

President and co-founder - Integrated Marketing Group

Younger and older consumer groups may be interested in gaining similar benefits from functional food ingredients but products should address them in different ways, says president and co-founder of Integrated Marketing Group, Jeff Hilton.

Published: 15-Mar-2011

Corn Products looks to mid-calorie stevia formulations

Adriana Rached

Director of marketing and consumer solutions - Corn Product

Corn Products International is probably best known for its corn sweeteners, but its approach to stevia has altered significantly over the past few years.

Published: 14-Mar-2011

Americans expand Latin American flavor exploration

Joe Scott

Product development chef - Symrise

Latin food trends are beginning to expand into geographies that have only featured marginally in the United States in the past, with Venezuelan, Colombian and Peruvian flavors coming to the fore, according to Joe Scott at Symrise.

Published: 11-Mar-2011

Industry's role in addressing American dietary inadequacies

Dr. Deshanie Rai

senior scientific leader - DSM

Communication between industry, government and health organizations, and consumer nutritional education are crucial to ensuring that all Americans get adequate nutrition, according to Dr. Deshanie Rai, senior scientific leader at DSM.

Published: 10-Mar-2011

Consumers not as adventurous as developers think, says flavor firm

Kim Holman

director of marketing - Wixon

Consumers are not as adventurous when it comes to flavors as most food product developers would like to think, according to Kim Holman, director of marketing at Wixon.

Published: 09-Mar-2011

The impact of texture on taste perception

Matthew Patrick

vice president of research and development - TIC Gums

Food and beverage product developers spend a shockingly low amount of time examining how texture may impact a finished product, according to TIC Gums' vice president of research and development Matthew Patrick.

Published: 08-Mar-2011

Improving economy boosts RCA conference, says president

Improving economy boosts RCA conference, says president

Janet Carver

President - Research Chefs Association

The improving economy, an East Coast location, and a tie-in to consumer drivers with a keynote speaker from the Food Network's test kitchens boosted this year's Research Chefs Association conference and expo, says RCA president Janet Carver.

Published: 07-Mar-2011

'Total diet' in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

'Total diet' in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Cynthia Harriman

Director of food and nutrition strategies - Oldways

The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes a new focus on the importance of total diet. FoodNavigator-USA spoke to Cynthia Harriman of Oldways to get the perspective of the organization behind the Mediterranean diet pyramid.

Published: 01-Feb-2011

New strategies for salt reduction

New strategies for salt reduction

Dr. Kirsten Burseg

Scientist & Product Manager - Flavour-Texture Interactions - NIZO Food Research

Reducing salt in food products is a key challenge for the industry, but reducing salt can impact consumer perceptions of taste and preference. Is it possible to maintain, or boost salt intensity and flavours, whilst reducing actual salt levels?

Published: 22-Nov-2010

Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

Elizabeth Fay, Cargill Corporate Affairs

Henry Hussell, European Marketing Manager, Cargill Sweetness

It started with beverages, but with intense work being carried out by the food industry on other applications for stevia sweeteners novel products are coming to market in the US, and in other global markets with regulatory approval - from yoghurts, to mints and other confectionery, and novelty ice creams.

Published: 17-Nov-2010

No more stealth? Speaking out on sodium reduction

No more stealth? Speaking out on sodium reduction

Rosalyn O'Hearn

Manager of marketing communications - Nestle Prepared Foods Company

Nestle Prepared Foods Company is one of many food manufacturers to announce a bold sodium reduction strategy, recently pledging to slash sodium in its products by ten percent by 2015. The company's manager of marketing communications told FoodNavigator-USA why now is the time to talk about sodium reduction.

Published: 10-Nov-2010

How Coca-Cola keeps up with shifting consumer demands

How Coca-Cola keeps up with shifting consumer demands

Celeste Bottorff

Vice president of Living Well - Coca-Cola North America

The Coca-Cola Company has accelerated its launches of 'better for you' beverages in recent years but consumers often have conflicting preferences - how does Coca-Cola keep ahead of new trends?

Published: 09-Nov-2010

Dieters: Let them eat cake?

Dieters: Let them eat cake?

Mark Haub

Professor of human nutrition - Kansas State University

Six weeks ago a Kansas State University nutrition professor started a calorie-controlled diet based on high-fat snacks. FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Mark Haub and found that he is doing remarkably well.

Published: 08-Oct-2010

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

Claudia Meissner

Corporate Communication Manager - Beneo

Consumers are no longer satisfied with drinks that cause energy to spike and rapidly drop - but manufacturers are looking at new ways to provide consumers with an energy boost, says Beneo's Claudia Meissner.

Published: 13-Aug-2010

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

The IFT trade show is not just about business - it's about fostering the next generation of food professionals. University of Nebraska staff share their view on industry prospects and the value of IFT for students.

Published: 22-Jul-2010

Exploring local flavors for the food industry

Exploring local flavors for the food industry

Kathi Sparks

Flavorist - Wild Flavors

Americans are becoming increasingly interested in the food that's prepared in their own neighborhood - and as their palates become more sophisticated, flavor companies are responding with authentically local flavors.

Published: 21-Jul-2010

From sustainability questions to stevia cooperation: IFT highlights

From sustainability questions to stevia cooperation: IFT highlights

The IFT trade show has ended for another year, but before they quit Chicago the FoodNavigator team gave a final round up of what caught their attention.

Published: 21-Jul-2010

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

FoodNavigator-USA's team on the ground at IFT in Chicago give their impressions of the trade show so far on award-winning innovations, new omega-3 and gluten-free ingredients, and great taste improvements in stevia sweeteners.

Published: 20-Jul-2010

How stevia reshaped a family business

How stevia reshaped a family business

Dr. Luke Zhang

CEO - GLG Life Tech

In an interview with FoodNavigator-USA.com, Dr. Luke Zhang explains why he thinks the future looks sweet for stevia - and for his company, GLG Life Tech, one of the world's major stevia suppliers.

Published: 16-Jul-2010

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

Energy and sports drinks are the still the market leaders but there has been a growth in the nostaliga and retro drink segment due to consumers hankering after comfort in the credit crisis, claims a Leatherhead market analyst ahead of BeverageDaily.com's online seminar on the topic.

Published: 04-May-2010

Flavor firms can slash sodium but keep taste, says Bell

Flavor firms can slash sodium but keep taste, says Bell

Christopher Warsow

Corporate Executive Chef - Bell Flavors & Fragrances

Food makers face increasing pressure to reduce sodium in their products, but it remains a major challenge to cut salt without affecting consumer taste perception. Could flavor companies have the answer?

Published: 30-Mar-2010

Ingredient companies talk creativity at RCA

Ingredient companies talk creativity at RCA

Ingredients companies packed the expo hall at the Research Chefs Association meeting in Phoenix last week, with innovative ingredient systems to inspire creative new foods.

Published: 26-Mar-2010

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