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Improving economy boosts RCA conference, says president

Improving economy boosts RCA conference, says president

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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.

'Total diet' in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Special Edition: 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

'Total diet' in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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.

New strategies for salt reduction

New strategies for salt reduction

By Nathan Gray

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?

Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

Dispatches from HiE

Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

By Jess Halliday in Madrid

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...

No more stealth? Speaking out on sodium reduction

No more stealth? Speaking out on sodium reduction

By Caroline Scott-Thomas in Boston

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...

How Coca-Cola keeps up with shifting consumer demands

How Coca-Cola keeps up with shifting consumer demands

By Caroline Scott-Thomas in Boston

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?

Dieters: Let them eat cake?

Dieters: Let them eat cake?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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.

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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.

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

Dispatches from IFT

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

By Jess Halliday in Chicago

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.

Exploring local flavors for the food industry

Exploring local flavors for the food industry

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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.

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

Dispatches from IFT

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

By Caroline Scott-Thomas, Jess Halliday and Mike Stones

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.

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