In January, Sargento Foods, Plymouth, Wis., named Mike McEvoy Executive Vice President-Operations. The manufacturing, engineering, quality systems, procurement, logistics and distribution services functions will report to him. Most recently he was president of Sargento’s Food Ingredients division. McEvoy succeeds Mark William Rhyan, who passed away on Dec. 25.
All fibers fit — including isolated and synthesized/modified fibers. That’s the conclusion of the Institute of Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the World Health Organization/Food and Agricultural Organization of the United States (CODEX).
Our annual report card grades the various categories of dairy foods and beverages. None fail, but clearly, product developers need to bone up on chemistry to develop exciting new products. Remedial work in marketing principles will help convey dairy’s nutritional benefits.
After 16 months of steady price declines, the global dairy markets are on the rise again. The world’s appetite for dairy products hasn’t abated, while a slowdown in milk production growth in the United States and Europe this summer has put a squeeze on the international market. Supplies are expected to be snug well into 2013, pointing to continued strong prices ahead.
One trend is interactive foods, as when users stir inclusions into yogurts or swirl colors into new combinations. Other trends (like clean labels) can have a domino effect on formulations. Eliminating sugar, for example, has a direct bearing on texture.
November 18, 2012
The national effort to turn around the obesity epidemic is steering children away from soft drinks and back to milk-based beverages. The popularity of Greek yogurt has given a shot in the arm to the cultured dairy category. Natural cheese is chic, as tastings and artisanal offerings take off. Ice cream processors welcome the flavor innovators.
Nobody puts butter in a corner. Not anymore. Long shunted to the dietary sidelines because of its saturated-fat content and high caloric value, butter is undergoing a renaissance. You can thank fine-dining (see related article) and a renewed interest in cooking at home for that.