Recent production of inexpensive, natural hydrogels can make oil drilling process less expensive. Source: Wikimedia User Antandrus With costs up to $7 million to dig a single well1, oil drilling is an extremely expensive enterprise. New ways to reduce costs while increasing efficiency are highly sought after. Now, thanks to […]
Carrageenan stabilizes and thickens many different foods and beverages, including ice cream. However, it is soon to be banned from organic products, so they will need to be reformulated. Image Credit: Flickr user Jessica Merz As more customers buy all-natural foods and beverages, the USDA’s certified-organic designation is a key […]
Skin cancer is most easily prevented through sun avoidance and sunscreen; however, free radicals in sunscreen are a concern for many consumers. Image Source: Flickr User:Joe Schlabotnik Sunscreen has come under fire in recent years as the consumer demand for organic and natural products increase. Titanium dioxide (TiO2), one of […]
The broadening American palette is opening the door to new foods. Image Source: Flickr User: arnold | inuyaki Over the past few years, it’s become evident that Americans are gaining an interest in new flavors, spices, and dining experiences. The Hispanic food market reached $18 billion in 2015, a 4% […]
Food recalls, specifically those related to listeria contamination, have been prevalent in North America over the last year. Fortunately, there are production management steps that can be taken to better manage and prevent these recalls. Image Source: Flickr User: Breville USA All over the world, caution at preventing bacterial contamination in […]
Food and Beverage companies have long faced tough decisions about whether or not to cater their products to specialty diets. As the low-FODMAP diet becomes more popular, Food and Beverage companies can use modern software to develop new formulations that comply with the guidelines of the low-FODMAP diet in order to appeal to this growing consumer niche.
By paying attention to consumers who are concerned about the health risks of current toothpaste ingredients, CPG companies can gain a foothold in the growing market for triclosan- and fluoride-free oral health solutions.
Who says consumers can’t make a difference? Increased awareness about environmental issues have affected people’s buying patterns and CPG companies are taking notice. With the growing demand for goods sourced from sustainable materials, organizations need to respond to the shifting market focus in order to remain competitive. From green laundry […]
A few decades ago, the only people who completed marathons were the most serious runners. Today, endurance events are increasingly popular among everyday athletes. Weekend warriors who once stuck to road 5Ks and leisurely bike rides are now tackling half-marathons, marathons, triathlons and cycling tours. Many of these athletes fuel […]
In June 2015, the FDA revoked the “generally recognized as safe” status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). The FDA gave food manufacturers three years—until June 18, 2018—to remove all PHOs from their products. Because of the potential health risks of eating partially hydrogenated oils, including heart disease and obesity, most […]