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So Long, and Thanks for All the Filet-O-Fish

Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:11

food2_july11Total and fried seafood servings at restaurants are on the decline, but non-fried seafood consumption is increasing.

The decline in seafood servings at U.S. restaurants has less to do with natural and man-made disasters like the Gulf oil spill and more to do with the economy and price, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. NPD's foodservice market research finds that total seafood and fried seafood servings have been declining for several years, while servings of non-fried seafood have increased over the last two years.

An Eggsceptional Staple

Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:05

food1_july11The egg market shows no signs of cracking in the current economy, says Mintel. And most consumers disagree that organic eggs are healthier.

Whether it’s hard-boiled, over easy or poached, featured at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and as baked goods or sauces, the egg is truly the MVP of the kitchen. Not surprisingly, penetration is extremely high, and egg use remains steady at 94% of all U.S. households, according to a recent Mintel report.

A whopping 92% of Mintel respondents agree that eggs are an important part of a healthy diet.  There is a potential struggle, however, for organic producers as more than half (57%) of consumers don’t believe organic eggs are any healthier for you than regular ones. Furthermore, 30% of respondents eat fewer eggs than they would like due to concerns about cholesterol.

Top 10 Dessert Trends for 2011

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:29

food4_june11Foodchannel.com predicts the latest evolutions in the sweet world of desserts.

According to the latest dessert-trends survey by The Food Channel®, more than 80% of respondents have dessert at least once a week, while more than a quarter enjoy it every day. Surprisingly, more than 50% of respondents said they usually make desserts from scratch, with more than 60% saying they make desserts the same way their grandmother did, agreeing it’s all about taste without compromise. Only 26% said they use “light,” low-fat or fat-free ingredients when preparing desserts.

A (Juicier) Reason to Be Inspired by Pork

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:26

food3_june11New USDA guidelines lower pork cooking temperature by 15 degrees Fahrenheit, to the delight of chefs and consumers throughout America.

New cooking guidelines from the nation's food-safety agency confirm Pork Checkoff research that shows pork can be consumed safely when cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F, followed by a three-minute rest time. The guidelines were announced in May by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).

Pressing the Issue of Childhood Obesity

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:24

food2_june11The Culinary Institute of America launches Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids, a national culinary leadership initiative.

A White House chef and a USDA official were among the many children’s nutrition, school foodservice and culinary leaders who presented at the CIA's Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids National Leadership Summit at the college’s San Antonio, Texas, campus May 11-13.

Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids, an invitation-only event held in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association, brought together 200 diverse professionals from around the country, including Sam Kass, assistant White House chef and senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives, and Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services. Attendees discussed and debated a wide range of issues impacting the quality and flavor of foods for children.

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