Analyzing what goes into and onto products to make them function properly for end consumers.


Ingredients & Formulation

The sodium squeeze

Lower-sodium options are becoming commonplace in the center store. Proteins with the health claim are less prominent — but expansion opportunities remain.
July 2, 2014
The merchandising of lower-sodium selections is becoming an increasingly prominent food retailing initiative.
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Cordray's Corner

Repeat sales – A key to success

June 4, 2014
For any business one of the major keys to success is repeat sales
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Food Safety Ingredients

Phages allow processors to go on the offensive

The use of bacteriophages in the war against pathogenic bacteria continues to intrigue processors.
June 4, 2014
As interest in more natural products continues to grow, bacteriophages (phages) — basically viruses that kill bacteria — have become particularly appealing.
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Formulation Strategies

Lunch lightens up

Lunch menus are changing in response to the recovering economy, high protein prices and health concerns.
May 6, 2014
The lunch menu is changing — whether at restaurants, work or schools — due to a recovering economy, high protein prices, increased focus on ethnic cuisine or health.
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Ingredients & Formulation

The ties that bind: Gluten-free gums

As gums and hydrocolloids become gluten free, the focus on product texture, moisture and taste increases.
April 14, 2014
How does meat become gluten-free exactly?
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Ingredients and Formulation

Further developments in spices & seasonings

April 9, 2014
Recently, more spices and seasonings are making their way into meat and poultry products for their antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits
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Meat Science Review

Increased unsaturated fat can affect pork sausage and bologna quality

February 27, 2014
Approximately 20% of pork in the U.S. is consumed as sausage products.
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Hard water affects phosphate functionality in injected meat products

January 26, 2014
Alkaline phosphates are important ingredients for improving the water-holding capacity (WHC) of meat products.
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Formulation Strategies

Studying the secrets of citrus

Adding citrus fiber to meatballs improves nutritional quality, does not affect taste.
January 21, 2014
Many American diets fall short of meeting nutritional guidelines, resulting in burgeoning obesity rates and health problems across the nation.
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Formulation Strategies

Appetizers and Side Dishes: A little bit sideways

Higher prices are holding back protein’s growth in appetizers and side dishes.
January 4, 2014
Chicken quesadillas, calamari or sliders are on almost any family restaurant’s appetizer menu.
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