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Pet Food Labeling Aims to Make Labeling Guidelines More Consumer-Friendly
7/18/2019 By Jeannie Swedberg
Another discussion topic at Petfood Forum was about updating pet food nutrition labels. My take on that is—what took so long? Apparently, the current labeling, “Guaranteed Analysis and calorie contents,” was introduced in the early 1900s. From the average consumer’s view point, Guaranteed Analysis is nearly indecipherable as a guidepost for their pet’s nutritional needs. Click title to read more...
IFT19 "Feed Your Future" Takeaways
7/2/2019 By Jeannie Swedberg, Annie Li, Cindy Conroy and Debbie Flores
Several of Tree Top’s Product Development Team attended the IFT19 Annual Food Expo “Feed Your Future” in June. Annie Li, Cindy Conroy and Debbie Flores all agreed, it was a “must attend show.” From their perspective, this event is a great spot to trend watch and see what’s happening in food and beverage product development. The event delivered on IFT’s intention to inspire and share the industry’s collective knowledge and to demo innovative solutions to help advance our planet’s food safety, nutrition, and sustainability.
Influences Shaping the Pet Food Market
6/30/2019 By Jeannie Swedberg
Information I picked up at the recent Pet Food Forum suggests that pet food sales remain strong. Nielsen figures for pet consumables sales across all channels in 2018 totaled $32.7 billion, which is an increase of 5%. The interesting part of the data lies in the specific channel sales. Click title to read more.
Dried Shelf Life Study Leads to Updated Recommendations
6/28/2019 By Kevin Holland
Tree Top processes fruit into numerous dried ingredients for the food industry. Apples are air dried into evaporated or low moisture pieces. Some of these low moisture pieces are further processed into flakes, primarily for the hot cereal industry, or further reduced in size to granules or powder. Click title to read more.
Hemp-derived CBD: Untapped potential or smoke without fire?
6/26/2019 By Jeannie Swedberg
Must admit, I’m intrigued by hemp. At first it was just passing interest. I imagine like everyone else; it was the allure of the once forbidden. But then I read an acre of hemp is worth $60,000, compared to wheat at $600 per acre. Click title to read more.
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