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15Oct 19

Raw Sugar Products

Green plants make sugar through the process of photosynthesis. They transform the sun’s energy into food. Photosynthesis uses energy from sun to convert water and carbon dioxide into glucose (sugar) and oxygen. The glucose or sugar that is created from photosynthesis is used by the plant for growth, flower formation,…

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10Oct 19

Thanksgiving Day 2019

This year you will have a little extra time to plan for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving falls on November 28th this year, the first time it has been this late in the month since 2013. Historically, Thanksgiving has been celebrated on the last Thursday of the month since Abraham Lincoln.…

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16Sep 19

Anuga 2019 – 100 Years of History

This year, Anuga is celebrating 100 years of history. The first Anuga was held in Stuttgart in 1919. It was a much smaller scale show in which approximately 200 German companies participated and was called the General Food and Luxury Food Exhibition. By 1924, the General Food and Luxury Food…

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11Sep 19

National Rice Month

In 1991, President George Bush signed an official proclamation designating September as National Rice Month. Rice is one of the highest produced grains worldwide. There are 4 main types of rice… white, brown, black, and red rice. In the United States, rice is primarily grown in six states: Arkansas California…

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19Aug 19

Edible Oils and Fats

Increasing innovations in the edible oil industry, including new oil flavors and healthier ingredients are believed to be the major contributors in the growth of the global edible oil market. As more people become nutrition conscious and are striving for healthier yet tasty alternatives, the oil market is there to…

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13Aug 19

Fi Asia – Food Ingredients Asia

Fi Asia returns to Bangkok This outstanding exhibition will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from September 11-13th, 2019. Over 750 exhibitors will be sharing innovations from around the world with more than 20,000 food industry attendees. This is the biggest gathering of food ingredient suppliers, purposefully located in the ASEAN,…

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05Aug 19

Food Transport Logistics – Overcoming the Challenges

Food is, undoubtedly, the most challenging to transport. Some products are fragile, subject to bruising. Some products are temperature sensitive. Handling instructions must be properly communicated. Seasonality and weather are also concerns. Floods, fires, and other natural disasters can cause local delivery issues and delays. Food safety includes on time…

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22Jul 19

Frozen Dairy – A Summertime Favorite

Ice cream and frozen dairy-based desserts are exceptionally popular in the warmer months. A favorite dessert at picnics, parties, and restaurants, frozen dairy desserts stand alone or accompany most prepared desserts. The average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year. In fact, according to the IFDA…

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