Entries by bwarner

Leveraging the Impact of Color in Food Products

Choosing a diet with a variety of color is a simple and effective way to ensure you receive quality and diverse nutrition in each meal. Many nutritionists and functional foods experts believe including naturally pigmented foods across different color categories is actually preferred to counting the number of vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds or other healthy […]

Connecting During COVID-19

Our team knows it is has been difficult to connect in person over the past six weeks and that will continue when it comes to trade shows and conferences. For those that were planning on attending Natural Product Expo West, New Hope is including additional material on the ingredients and applications you would have seen […]

Snack Industry Pursues New Ingredients, Combinations and Satiety

Snacks show rapid evolution from simple predictable products with nutritionally empty sources. This includes corn, potato and rice flours to uncommon combinations, plant-protein rich ingredient and uncommon ingredients that have only enjoyed limited exposure outside of small-scale applications.  Protein, nutritive density and probiotics all stake a claim on package claims and even clean label facts […]

Come see us at Expo West 2020

Visit us at booth #245 in Anaheim, CA this March 5–7. This year’s natural, organic and healthy products trade show features the latest trends and products shaping the future of the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle industry. Firebird will be one of the 3,000+ exhibitors on display with over 86,000 industry professionals estimated to attend. […]

Leveraging Plant-Based Protein to Improve Snacks, Baked Goods and More

While plant-based protein captures significant media attention through the uptick of meat replacement products, there remain many more common consumer food products that boost protein at a much more reasonable cost. In fact, plant protein can play a much more prominent role in salty and sweet snacks, many types of baked goods and health-oriented products […]

BRC AA-Rated Again

Firebird is pleased to announce we’ve received our most recent certification for BRC grade AA. As industry experts know, the certification covers the scope of the milling, blending and packaging excellence customers and partners have come to expect from Firebird. The Global Standard for Food Safety provides third-party audited confidence in how we produce top-quality, […]

Making Bakery Trendy Again

Whether taken from the perspective of consumer packaged goods, in-store produced bakery items, or independent bakery operations, the marketplace has not been overly kind to bakery performance recently. From low-carb diets to concerns on a lack of nutrients to simply being perceived as a sleepy category, bakery goods have underperformed. IRI data indicates 2018 was […]

Firebird Artisan Crisps: Versatile, Functional Protein Ingredients

Consumer demand for functional foods that help sustain a wide array of dietary needs continues to cause consternation and innovation within the food industry. Consumer packaged goods companies can enhance new and existing brands by taking advantage of emerging healthy ingredients that differentiate products from the competition. Snacks need to evolve to better address satiety, […]

Give Consumers What They Want and Need With Buckwheat

As an alternative ingredient packed with protein and full of essential amino acids, buckwheat provides consumer packaged goods, food service and bakeries a plant-based, healthy ingredient that meets consumer market demands for healthier foods. As a healthy plant protein and fiber source, the versatility and nutritional value combine to make buckwheat an alternative ingredient that […]