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EP 11: Clean Label Seasonings, the Future of Food at SXSW, Healthy Food Labels



Listen to the latest stellar line-up of food science-meets-business experts in this episode of Omnivore fresh from the pages of the May 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine. Unilever R&D senior scientist Neval Ceyhun shares expert advice on the five elements necessary to develop a clean label strategy for seasonings. From sessions on cultivated meat to using NASA satellite data to help solve food insecurity, the South by Southwest 2023 conference’s food track took a deep dive into shoring up the global food system. Deputy Managing Editor Kelly Hensel talks about her time at the conference and some of the key takeaways. The long-awaited update to FDA’s healthy food label guidelines was unveiled last fall. But dietitian and recipe analyst Linn Steward says the new rules overlook palatability, which could hinder their effectiveness with consumers. Plus: Get fast, accurate technical support customized for your R&D and Innovation teams with an IFT Concierge Membership. 


EP 10: The Jack in the Box Effect, Gluten-Free Breads, Marie Wright on Flavor



This episode of Omnivore features all-new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and industry experts taken from the pages of the April 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine. US Foods’ Dr. Ann Marie McNamara joins us to talk about the 30th anniversary of the Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and how it revolutionized food safety. USDA researchers Ryan Ardoin and Brennan Smith discuss their recent study of gluten-free breads without bitterness. ADM’s Marie Wright shares her journey as a flavorist in her 30-plus year career. Plus: Register today for IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 16-19, 2023. 


EP 9: Food Safety Change Agent, Cool Tips on Freeze/Thaw, Top Trends for 2023



This episode of Omnivore features new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and industry experts taken from the pages of the April 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine. We have a chat with microbiologist and food industry executive Theo Morille to discuss key food safety learnings from her 35-plus year career that’s taken her from the lab to the C-suite. IFT’s Tracy Fink offers cool tips on how to mitigate freeze/thaw issues in refrigerated and frozen foods. Food Technology Contributing Editor Liz Sloan shares her take on the year’s highest-priority consumer trends. Plus: Register today for IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 16-19, 2023.


EP 8: Nutrition for the Ages, Food for Women’s Health, Food as Medicine



In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the March 2023 issue of Food Technology. Harvard’s David Eisenberg talks about the potential of food as medicine and the need for more industry partnership. FT contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr talks nutraceuticals and functional ingredients that can help us age well. Dr. Linda Alvarez discusses the importance of recognizing nutritional differences in men and women and her new product launch. Plus: Register today for IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 16-19, 2023.


EP 7: Regenerative Ag, Quinoa Flour Research, Processed Foods Debate



In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the March 2023 issue of Food Technology. Dr. Elizabeth Rieke sheds light on how regenerative agriculture practices and new DNA technologies can improve soil health and help the agriculture sector reach net zero Scope 3 emissions. Washington State University graduate student Elizabeth Nalbandian dishes on what she learned about cookie baking applications for quinoa flour in research she conducted with food scientist Dr. Girish Ganjyal at Washington State. Rabobank’s Nicholas Fereday offers a constructive wake-up call about the processed foods debate. Plus: Register today for IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 16-19, 2023. 


EP 6: Center Store Stats, the Salmonella Challenge, and AI for Product Development



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team highlights stories and interviews from the February print issue. Trends consultant and Food Tech Contributing Editor Liz Sloan shares the latest statistics on center-store sales and offers her take on how product developers should be responding to those sales trends. Listen to University of Wisconsin-Madison microbiologist Steven Ricke on the question of declaring Salmonella as an adulterant in poultry. And Suraksha Rajagopal, head of research for business intelligence consultant, Spoonshot, talks about the potential for artificial intelligence to improve food product development success. 

 

Plus: Information on IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 16-19, 2023. 


EP 5: Plant-Based Meat Challenges, Quality Pet Food Demand, Sensory Tech Toolkit



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up new content with stories and interviews taken from the February print issue. UMass Distinguished Professor Julian McClements shares insight into the state-of-the-science when it comes to developing meat analogues that will resonate with consumers. Renaldo Webb discusses his experience in the pet food industry and why consumers have high demand for their furry friends. Dragonfly SCI’s Rebecca Bleibaum shares some new technologies helping to solidify sensory science’s place in the product development toolkit. Plus: Information on IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 16-19, 2023.


EP 3: 2023 Consumer Market Outlook, Food Waste, and the White House Conference on Nutrition and Health



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team gets in the New Year’s groove with stories and interviews taken from the January print issue. Get the scoop on how economic instability and shifting consumer values will impact food and beverage purchase decisions in the year ahead. FT editors discuss how entrepreneurs, progressive retailers, and eco-conscious foodservice operators are teaming up to combat food insecurity and help save the planet by plugging holes in food distribution and retail infrastructures. And, IFT’s Anna Rosales shares her hopes for outcomes from the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Plus: Information on IFT’s just-released Salary Survey resource.


EP 2: Foodservice Menu Upgrades, USDA’s Nutrition Chief Speaks, Ingredient Trends, and Light-Based Disinfection Tech



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team takes a deeper dive into a selection of 2022’s most significant stories and interviews taken from the August November print issues. Hear from consumer trends guru Liz Sloan on how menu superstars, reimagined classics and internationally inspired cuisine are upgrading foodservice menus. Discover how USDA’s nutrition chief Sara Bleich is poised to break down barriers to nutrition security and health equity. Get the scoop on the latest ingredient trends from the IFT FIRST show floor. And, find out more about how UV-LED and pulsed light disinfection technologies have advanced pathogen control in the food industry from nonthermal processing scientist Tatiana Koutchma. Plus: Information on IFT’s new Concierge membership program. 


EP 1: Salary and Career Trends, Food Science Raps, and the Impact of Race



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team takes a deeper dive into a selection of 2022’s most significant stories and interviews taken from the August – November print issues. Find fresh data on salary and career trends in food science from top editors. Hear a lively (and musical) conversation with University of Manitoba biochemist and 2022 IFT Lifetime Achievement Award winner Michael Eskin. Listen to the timely insights of IFT Fellow Larry Keener on diversity, equity and inclusion principles and the impact of race in the scientific community. Plus: Information on IFT’s new Concierge membership program.