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TABLE OF CONTENTS - January 18, 2005

  
FEATURES: Food’s impact on public health
» New Dietary Guidelines draw cheers and boos
» FDA sheds light on landmark study of foodborne illness

GUEST OPINIONS: Soda’s not the culprit
» Carbonated scapegoat
» Share your knowledge with producers
» Immigration reform could mean unionization

OUR COLUMNISTS: FDA’s agenda, industry’s “mea culpa”
» The FDA agenda for 2005
» Obesity: Take the offensive


WEB-ONLY NEWS: Trends, disaster relief, pushing nutrition
» 20 hot food trends of 2005
» Sri Lankan brewery switches to water
» National Nutrition Month puts wellness front and center

WHITE PAPERS: Research and expertise you can use
» Carb-cutting still trending strong
» Online education on RFID package tagging basics
» Enhancing brand value through tracking and tracing

 
FOR BENCH AND FLOOR: Helpful ingredients, equipment
» Sweetener provides long-lasting energy, toothfriendliness
» Temperature and process controllers address price and performance
» Low-linolenic soybean oil can replace trans fats
 


 
FEATURES:
Food’s impact on public health

New Dietary Guidelines draw cheers and boos
FoodProcessing.com
The new USDA/FDA Dietary Guidelines are out, and while many food industry organizations have lauded them, they have provoked some controversy as well. Food Processing's managing editor, David Feder, R.D., provides an analysis.

FDA sheds light on landmark study of foodborne illness
CFSAN.FDA.gov
To clarify the contents of a massive study completed last fall that examined key factors in outbreaks of foodborne illness, FDA has published a series of questions and answers (provided here). The original 208-page study report is also available for download (.pdf).


Read more Features>>

 
GUEST OPINIONS:
Soda’s not the culprit

Carbonated scapegoat
FoodProcessing.com
Daily caloric intake—from soft drinks or whatever source—has barely changed in 20 years. What has changed is the exercise factor. By Ralph Crowley Jr., President/CEO of Polar Beverages and Chairman of the American Beverage Assn.

Share your knowledge with producers
FoodProcessing.com
Food processors must show farmers what food products are needed now and what will be needed in the future. So writes Don Nugent, President/CEO of Graceland Fruit.


Immigration reform could mean unionization
FoodProcessing.com
Consultant Woodruff Imberman discusses the repercussions for the food industry if President Bush’s immigration reform proposals move forward.

 
OUR COLUMNISTS:
FDA’s agenda, industry’s “mea culpa”

The FDA agenda for 2005
FoodProcessing.com
It’s not good when FDA’s scientists are demoralized and the agency stands accused of being too friendly with a regulated industry. By David Joy.

Obesity: Take the offensive
FoodProcessing.com
John Stanton chastises the food industry for its mea culpa attitude. After all, who is more to blame for childhood obesity: the advertising for McDonald’s or the pressure kids feel from school, peers and parents?

 
WEB-ONLY NEWS: Trends, disaster relief, pushing nutrition

20 hot food trends of 2005
Philly.com
Smaller portions, "good" carbs and new ethnic tastes make the list. And then there’s the top pick—chocolate. Free registration is required.

Sri Lankan brewery switches to water
CNN.com
The devastating Indian Ocean tsunami reordered this brewer’s—and its countrymen’s—priorities for beverage consumption.

National Nutrition Month puts wellness front and center
FoodProcessing.com
March, aka National Nutrition Month, will be here before you know it. The American Dietetic Association will be urging consumers to “Get a Taste for Nutrition.” Does your firm have a plan for jumping on this bandwagon?

Read more News>>


 
WHITE PAPERS: Research and expertise you can use

Carb-cutting still trending strong
FoodProcessing.com
The battle for dieters' attention is just beginning, say researchers at Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). A recent IRI report concludes that despite recent media claims that carb cutting is declining, store sales trends show growth, with naturally low-carb products posting the largest gains.

Online education on RFID package tagging basics
FoodProcessing.com
"RFID Package Tagging Basics," an educational presentation given by Bill Delmolino, VP Technical Sales, NJM/CLI Packaging Systems International, during the Pack Expo conference in November, is now available online. Editor's Note: This is extremely useful, but be advised—the presentation's rich media format makes for a large (7+ MB) file that requires a fair amount of time/bandwidth to view this on the web.

Enhancing brand value through tracking and tracing
FoodProcessing.com
A resource tracking and tracing system helps both individual plants and networks of plants making the same product to maximize control over ingredients and processes used to make a particular finished product, according to this white paper from Rockwell Automation.

Download more White Papers>>


 
FOR BENCH AND FLOOR: Helpful ingredients, equipment


» Sweetener provides long-lasting energy, toothfriendliness
 

»  Temperature and process controllers address price and performance
 
» Low-linolenic soybean oil can replace trans fats

Read more New Products>>
 
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