California acreage of fall planted strawberries is up this year over last year. The crop timing appears to be behind where it was at this same time last year.
My colleagues, recently, attended the Petfood Forum at K-State and I wanted to share a breakout session Tree Top led. We received so many positive reviews on the hands-on workshop, I thought I’d share some of what we covered. Participants were given an opportunity to formulate innovative products that cross the blood-brain barrier to exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. See our Low Aw Recipe...READ MORE
When you attend as many trade shows as I do, you hear a lot of interesting and thought-provoking things along the way. Here are a few things I heard recently…Change is changing – the speed of change is accelerating. Have you noticed the pace of new food and beverage product development lately? It’s months instead of years. Any way you look at it – it’s time to... READ MORE
“Leveraging science into Product Innovation” was the theme of the Petfood R&D Showcase last month in Manhattan, (the Little Apple) Kansas. Pet food professionals gathered at K-State for hands-on product development activities – one of which I led, featuring Tree Top fruit ingredients. In the session, attendees were given a briefing on some of the latest science around pets’ age-related health issues and oxidative stress. READ MORE
Sitting at a new products conference recently in Chicago, I wasn’t surprised to see CBD on the agenda. Actually, would’ve been surprised had it not been on the agenda. What I did find fascinating is despite the lack of a regulatory framework and widely varying opinions on an appropriate CBD serving size (speakers suggested 10 to 30 mg), food and beverage industry interest seems insatiable. While it’s actually still not technically legal... READ MORE