Bryan Quoc Le, a PhD-level food scientist and food industry consultant, noted that as simpler plant-based meat designs become saturated, such as meatballs, patties, ground meat, chicken nuggets, deli slices, and tenders, food companies are seeking to expand into other configurations and flavors.
Bakery and ingredients industry leader Dawn Foods has named Melissa Bautista as vice president of manufacturing for North America and promoted Emily Gittins to vice president, global corporate controller.
The instore deli was one of the grocery departments hit hardest by COVID. Hot bars, salad bars and other deli staples were either scaled back sharply or shut down entirely due to food safety concerns — whether, hindsight being 20/20, it was warranted or not.
Although there has been increased attention paid to food safety in recent years, food safety considerations have always been of utmost importance to retailers and supplier partners when it comes to seafood, said Amy Dukes, marketing coordinator for the Juneau-based Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.