Sensory Studies…Taking the “Fuzzy” Out of the Front End

A staggering number of new products are developed every year that never make it past first production and if they do, it’s only to die shortly thereafter. Highly successful food and beverage manufacturers are among the unlucky in this area and often have products that roll out only to lose momentum before the product ever really gets rolling. So this would suggest that it is not about capability to produce popular products…but seemingly rather the ability to figure out a concept that will be well received and a version that actually tastes good. Continue reading Sensory Studies…Taking the “Fuzzy” Out of the Front End

Pet Food Vendor Monitoring Program

As the world of food safety continues to evolve, especially in the area of microbiology, we are starting to see food safety standards continually expand outside human food products into pet foods and treats.  The focus on this market segment has increased due to several high profile recalls, most notably in dry pet food products.  This heightened scrutiny affords us the opportunity to evaluate food safety practices and processes to ensure the integrity of products intended for our furry companions. Fortunately, we have the processes and procedures in place to ensure pet food is as safe as our own! Continue reading Pet Food Vendor Monitoring Program