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Batory Foods: Industry Pulse

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Welcome to Batory Foods' Industry Pulse, which presents bite-sized news, opinion and research from the food industry. For professionals in the seven markets we serve, which includes bakery, beverage, candy, dairy, health and nutrition, meat and sauces and condiments, Industry Pulse offers easy access to need-to-know trends in the marketplace.  


Industry Pulse is part of Batory Foods' committment to providing our customers with high-quality ingredients as well as marketplace insights and inspiration.


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2012 Food and Drink Trends | FoodBev.com | Report

2012 Food and Drink Trends | FoodBev.com | Report | Batory Foods: Industry Pulse | Scoop.it

UK based independent research organisation Leatherhead Food Research predicts the food and drink trends set to make an impact in 2012. “2012 looks set to be one in which on-going trends will be stretched to their full potential, particularly as consumer concerns about health and wellness have prevailed and continue to be high on the agenda,” says Laura Kempster, senior market analyst. [Read the rest of this article.]

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Consumers Are Seeking Oils With Health Benefits | FoodProcessing.com

Following the hubbub over trans fats and their possible contribution to increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers, consumers not only are scrutinizing ingredient labels to avoid notably unhealthy fats, they actually are looking to incorporate more healthy fats and oils into their diets. Typically, they're keeping eyes -- and wallets — open for foods using polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats instead of saturated ones. [Read the rest of this article.]

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A Functional Foods Feast | Food Product Design

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact size of the functional-foods market. While we can call functional foods and beverages “products that promote optimal health and wellness and reduce the risk of chronic disease,” there are difficulties in defining exactly what does or doesn’t qualify. Is a pomegranate-blueberry beverage marketed as a potential anti-aging product on the basis of its antioxidant content a functional beverage? [Read the rest of this article.]

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Local Food Demand Growing Faster Than Infrastructure, USDA Finds | Food Navigator USA

Local Food Demand Growing Faster Than Infrastructure, USDA Finds | Food Navigator USA | Batory Foods: Industry Pulse | Scoop.it

Local food infrastructure needs to deepen to ensure production can grow in line with consumer demand, which may be greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). [Read the rest of this article.]


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Weird Eating Habits in U.S. Challenge Food Industry | USA Today

Weird Eating Habits in U.S. Challenge Food Industry | USA Today | Batory Foods: Industry Pulse | Scoop.it

Every company that makes or serves food in America has had to digest the same reality: We've become a nation of really weird eaters. We eat what we want, when we want. No more of this breakfast, lunch and dinner stuff. We snack all day. We casually skip meals. And we want to customize everything we cram into our mouths. It's as if our social-media habits are going right to our stomachs. [Read the rest of this article.]

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The One Thing You Need to Succeed in the Natural Products Industry | New Hope 360

The One Thing You Need to Succeed in the Natural Products Industry | New Hope 360 | Batory Foods: Industry Pulse | Scoop.it

Are you a natural products industry entrepreneur? Whether you're just starting up or already established, here's the one thing you need to know to succeed in this business. [Read the rest of this article.]

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Food Safety Law Gets $39m Funding for 2012 | Food Production Daily

Food Safety Law Gets $39m Funding for 2012 | Food Production Daily | Batory Foods: Industry Pulse | Scoop.it

The majority of a $50m increase in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding for fiscal 2012 will go toward implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act, after a lobbying group backed by several food industry trade associations played a key role in influencing negotiations. [Read the rest of this article.]

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Why Food Industry Pros Should Keep Tabs on Grant Achatz | Food Product Design

As soon as I heard that Chef Grant Achatz was tackling childhood food memories for his new menu at Next, I immediately flashed to that scene near the end of "Ratatouille" when Anton Ego, upon first bite of Little Chef's ratatouille creation, finds himself mentally transported back to a point as a young boy when he's standing in an open door, knee scraped and a sniffle, crashed bike in a heap in the background. He sits at the table, and his mother, with a gentle touch and a smile, places a warm dish of ratatouille in front of him. One bite and his frown turns to grin, and the moment leaps forward, back to the present day, to an astounded Ego. He unconsciously releases his critic's pen tumbling to the floor, genuinely smiles for the first time in the film, and eagerly devours his deliciously nostalgic meal. [Read the rest of this article.]


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Drink Your Grains | FoodProcessing.com

Drink Your Grains | FoodProcessing.com | Batory Foods: Industry Pulse | Scoop.it

Grain-based (and similar) nutritional beverages command more space in the grocery store than ever before, thanks to the growing awareness by consumers of the health benefit of whole grain foods.


Soy milk was the first welcoming beacon for lactose-intolerant U.S. consumers seeking something they could pour over their cereal in the morning. Since then, players such as Silk by White Wave, now a part of Dallas-based Dean Foods (www.deanfoods.com), have been successfully leading consumers away from the traditional milk beverage — cows’ milk — and towards vegetarian nutritional beverage options. And it’s not just soy milk today. Widely available milk alternatives are being made from rice, oats, almonds and hazelnuts. [Read the rest of this article.]

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