New technologies, emerging business models and shifts in consumer expectations are impacting the food industry at an accelerated pace. Companies are embracing the need for change, seeking smart solutions to some of the industry’s biggest challenges and working to make a lasting imprint on the way we shop, cook, eat and produce food for years to come. Take a look at seven areas of change that are set to influence the future of food.
How are farmers and food manufacturers using technology to meet today’s increased consumer expectations? And how will they innovate production, procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes to boost food supplies by 25% to feed a growing population over the next two decades? Innovation in four key areas will be discussed: 1. Consumers, 2. Farming, 3. Ingredients/Procurement, 4. Processing/Distribution.
Stretchy mozzarella pizza. Charred cheddar bacon flatbread. Creamy Colby-Jack frittata breakfast bowl. Not only does cheese add flavor, color and visual appeal to all types of foods, it contributes nutrition and functionality. Cheese can also premiumize food, especially when specialty varieties are included. As consumers expand their palates, learn how you can get creative with authentic natural cheeses.
Handtmann is now extending their expertise and technology to processors serving four-legged customers. From portioning to forming to extrusion, Handtmann technology delivers the same precision and consistent results for man or man’s best friend.
Consumers want great taste, at the same time as they prioritize clean, simple and natural foods. Sometimes in order to deliver bold, authentic flavor it is necessary to give real cheese and dairy ingredients a flavor boost. This can be accomplished with natural, clean-label cheese and dairy concentrates from First Choice Ingredients. The company supplies food formulators and culinary professionals with ingredients that enhance flavor while providing cost savings and other functional benefits.
What does wild mean, and how does that differ from the ordinary blueberries you’d find in the fresh produce section at the supermarket? The wild blueberry’s heritage goes back 10,000 years. These berries aren’t planted; rather, they grow in the wild. While smaller than ordinary blueberries, wild blueberries give you more than twice the number of berries per cup compared with cultivated blueberries and 25% more cups per pound.
Edible Glitter comes in a wide variety of colors and can be flavored and shaped. These food-grade sugar-free, fat-free flakes function as toppings, inclusions and color-change systems. There’s an Edible Glitter for every food application. There are bake-stable, fry-stable and freeze/thaw-stable options, as well as soluble and insoluble forms for additional creativity. Learn what Edible Glitter is made of and how Watson makes it.
The U.S. red meat and poultry industry is financially healthier than it has been for many years. The industry is well-balanced in terms of supply and demand, and processing capacity versus available numbers of livestock and poultry. Learn more about the industry in this e-zine sponsored by INTL FCStone.