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Special edition: Highlights from IFT 2011 – part two

By Elaine Watson

It’s food Jim, but not as we know it … From the latest on NASA’s food research and the next generation of high oleic cooking oils to the rise and rise of Greek yogurt, this year’s IFT show was brimming with new ideas and technologies. Here’s part two...

Special edition: Highlights from IFT 2011 – part one

Special edition: Highlights from IFT 2011 – part one

By Elaine Watson

Last month's IFT show in New Orleans was jam-packed with provocative presentations on everything from how to stop the 'lunatic fringe' hi-jacking the debate on food science to whether saturated fat deserves its reputation as a dietary bogeyman....

Organic market growth still outpaces conventional

Organic market growth still outpaces conventional

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

US sales of organic foods and beverages continued to outpace conventional grocery sales in 2010, with the market growing 8.5 percent to reach $23.2bn at retail, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.

Industry innovation on show: Sodium reduction at IFT

Industry innovation on show: Sodium reduction at IFT

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Food manufacturers continue to seek ways to cut sodium without sacrificing flavor - and ingredients companies continue to find innovative solutions. Caroline Scott-Thomas tracked down some interesting offerings at IFT.

Exploring a new interactive approach to formulation

Exploring a new interactive approach to formulation

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Univar Food Ingredients has developed an interactive formulation tool, bringing together trend data, technical expertise and case studies to help food manufacturers in effective new product development.

USP seeks comments on new FCC standards

USP seeks comments on new FCC standards

US Pharmacopeia (USP) has said it is seeking industry comments on new quality standards for several functional food, food coloring and infant formula ingredients, for the latest Food Chemicals Codex.

Growing numbers of shoppers are spending less than $50 at a time on fewer than 15 items

Forget the weekly shop. Shoppers are on a more specific mission

By Elaine Watson

Grocery shoppers are increasingly hitting food stores on a “narrowly focused mission” – perhaps shopping for a specific meal, or because they have run out of something – rather than stocking up for the week, according to Packaged Facts.

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