Creative Condiments and Sauces are Making a Splash

Sauce makers have plunged in to meet such demand-based trends as organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and allergen-free

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Condiments and sauces historically have acted as wingmen, prompters, understudies, or rescuers of a food item. But with global flavor and health trends driving modern culinary creation, these former afterthoughts are more about building up, and even sharing the stage with, the objects of their intention. Read more.


Joy, Michael, et al. “Creative Condiments and Sauces Are Making a Splash.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 22 Jan. 2019, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/121947-creative-condiments-and-sauces-are-making-a-splash.

6 possible pet food trends: fungi, African, novel veggies

While chefs forecast these trends for people’s plates, history shows that similar products may be popular in pets’ bowls as well.

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Chefs with Campbell’s Soup compiled a list of human food trends that they expect to see break out in 2019. While the chefs forecast these trends for people’s plates, history shows that similar products may be popular in pets’ bowls as well. Campbell’s Trendscape ranked the ingredients according to their level of acceptance in human cuisine. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “6 Possible Pet Food Trends: Fungi, African, Novel Veggies.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 10 Jan. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7779-possible-pet-food-trends-fungi-african-novel-veggies.

DCM, megaesophagus: diseases linked to dog food in 2018

On opposite sides of the planet, scientists and veterinarians observed associations among cases of two rare diseases and dog food in 2018.

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On opposite sides of the planet, scientists and veterinarians observed associations among cases of two rare diseases and dog food in 2018. In Australia, more than 100 dogs developed megaesophagus after eating Mars Petcare Australia Advance Dermocare dry dog food. In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about correlations between canine dilated cardiomyopathy and dog foods with high contents of legumes or potatoes, especially those marketed as grain-free. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “DCM, Megaesophagus: Diseases Linked to Dog Food in 2018.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 31 Dec. 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7754-dcm-megaesophagus-diseases-linked-to-dog-food-in-2018.