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The Prepared Foods Podcast features industry experts discussing food and beverage product development from both R&D and Marketing perspectives.


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The Prepared Foods Podcast features industry experts discussing food and beverage product development from both R&D and Marketing perspectives.


Subscribe today to stay informed on:
*ingredient technology*
*food formulations*
*food & beverage industry trends*
*packaging technology*




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    Eye on Natural Products Expo West 2024

    Eye on Natural Products Expo West 2024

    In this episode of Reasoned Opinion, Executive Editor–Technical David Feder’s editorial series on trends in the food beverage, nutrition, and ingredient industries, he presents the more interesting ingredients, foods, and beverages that caught his eye at the 2024 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

    • 11 min
    Show & Tell: Key Trends, Takeaways from NatExpo West

    Show & Tell: Key Trends, Takeaways from NatExpo West

    Prepared Foods Editor Bob Garrison recaps Natural Products Expo West trends, tastes and technologies with Carolina Sasson, Chief Operating Officer at Mission Field. Mission Field, Denver, is a global consultant specializing in food & beverage innovation, strategy and insights.

    • 24 min
    New Ways Consumers Are Finding to Enjoy Cheese

    New Ways Consumers Are Finding to Enjoy Cheese

    Earlier this year, the Oregon cheesemakers at Tillamook released a comprehensive trend report on new ways consumers are finding to enjoy cheese. Two intriguing pairings revealed by the report included matching artisanal honeys with artisanal cheeses, and then what the trend-spotters called “the cheddar plunge”— soaking a sharp cheddar in wine, shrubs, or ale to completely change the cheese experience. David Feder, Executive Editor-Technical for Prepared Foods, discusses these and other cheesy trends with Jill Allen, Director of Product Excellence in R&D for Tillamook Creamery, makers of a full line of handcrafted, specialty cheeses and other dairy products.

    • 21 min
    Advances in Cell-Based Meat Production

    Advances in Cell-Based Meat Production

    Cell-based meat—real meat created without involving the animal—is closer to reality than you think. A food technology company in Israel, Ever After Foods, Ltd., has passed the tipping point in overcoming the barrier of scale-up in cell-based meat production. And they’ve done so by shifting the paradigm. Ever After CEO Eyal Rosenthal went into cell-based meat cultivation with recognition that “innovation is needed to drive a production of cultivated meat that is more similar to the traditional meat.” Ever After’s technology eschewed the industry standard and is able to produce a high volume, so-far comparatively low cost product. The company already has proven its methods to be able to drop the cost of production of meat significantly and expects to have the technology refined to market scale in as little as the next year or two.

    • 26 min
    Food & Beverage Innovation with Illuminate Growth Partners

    Food & Beverage Innovation with Illuminate Growth Partners

    Prepared Foods Chief Editor Bob Garrison talks food and beverage innovation strategy, topics and trends with Mario DiFalco and Kim Lopez-Walters, co-founders of Illuminate Growth Partners in the San Francisco Bay area.

    • 32 min
    Adventures in Healthy Snacking

    Adventures in Healthy Snacking

    Prepared Foods talks clean label snack trends and technology with Simon Sacal, CEO of Solely Inc. Since 2018-2019, this La Jolla, Calif., company has converted upcycled fruits and vegetables into a growing line of snacks (bars, jerky, dried fruit), confections (gummies) and even meal/side dish offerings (pastas). Along the way, it has earned numerous supplier awards and Prepared Foods gave it a 2022-2023 Spirit of Innovation award for its Solely Fusilli Pasta made from just one ingredient: organic green banana.

    • 29 min

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