Consumers share a huge part of the blame for food waste. But in defense of western households, they get very little help from expiration dates on the food they purchase, despite the highly sophisticated supply chains that depend on precision everywhere else.
How are consumers supposed to interpret the date on the package? Consumers’ typical response is to take no chances with disappointing sensory experiences or food poisoning and to jettison foods by, or even before, specified dates, witho…
Three seasoned sensory scientists share their thoughts on the complexity of measuring consumer perceptions, the value of academic/industry collaboration, the evolution of the discipline, and why they love what they do.
Ongoing financial concerns will affect what, when, and where America eats in 2024, with consumers opting more often for multi-functional foods, frequent snacking, and easy-to-prepare meals.
In this article, readers will find an update on the role of packaging in enabling a more food-secure population.
Conventional agriculture practices designed to improve crop yields have degraded critical soil micronutrients, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory amino acid L-Ergothioneine (ERGO).
Health, welfare, and sustainability concerns have spurred consumers to explore plant-based alternatives. In this sponsored content interview, global ingredients company ofi discusses the forces driving this growing trend, and how it supports product innovation in this emerging category.