Beverage Industry

Things To See At IFT

May 1, 2006

Things To See At IFT

The IFT Show is just around the corner, June 24-28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and we’ve got a preview of some of the things to watch for on the show floor…
Miniature-scale carbonators
Armfield Ltd. will showcase the latest version of its FT102 Carbo-Fill miniature-scale combined carbonator, filler and capper at IFT. The FT102 Carbo-Fill can help dramatically improve the speed of new product development by establishing precise and repeatable parameters during laboratory carbonation. It simulates the industrial process on a miniature scale, making scale-up to pilot or production plant easier for soft drinks, beer, milk, juices, coffee, tea and water. Carbo-Fill miniature-scale carbonators and fillers offer reliable, precise and flexible carbonation at throughputs up to 60 liters. Armfield also will display a range of miniature-scale research equipment at its booth. — Armfield Ltd., Bridge House, West Street, Ringwood, Hampshite BH24 1DY, U.K.; 44/1425-478781; armfield.co.uk/ift.html; IFT Booth 2507.
‘Whey Protein: Effects and Benefits’
Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which builds demand for U.S.-produced dairy products on behalf of America’s dairy farmers, will present a symposium “Whey Protein: Physiological Effects and Emerging Health Benefits” on Monday, June 26, during IFT. The symposium will focus on the latest research into the nutritional role and emerging health benefits of whey protein. It will be moderated by Pete Huth, Ph.D., director of regulatory and research transfer for DMI. Leading experts in the whey protein arena also will present scientific research and shed light on whey protein’s role in satiety, weight management and body composition. — Dairy Management Inc., 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 900, Rosemont, Ill. 60018; 800/248-8829; dairyinfo.com; IFT Booth 3231.
Consumer-driven prototypes
Cargill will exhibit its ability to help consumers translate market trends and consumer insights into tasty, innovate product concepts that address unmet consumer needs. Consumer-driven prototypes such as a cranberry pomegranate juice-based smoothie with heart-healthy ingredients that can help reduce cholesterol, a whey protein-based healthy energy sports drink and a mandarin-flavored water sweetened with organic erythritol will be showcased. — Cargill Inc., P.O. Box 9300, Minneapolis, Minn. 55440; 800/227-4455; cargill.com; IFT Booth 1939.
Hispanic preferences
Virginia Dare will share the results of its ongoing consumer research into the taste preferences of Hispanic consumers and the influence of traditional Hispanic flavors on mainstream beverage products at IFT. The company will offer refreshing beverages flavored with mango and mojito, the classic Hispanic beverage combining citrus and mint flavors, at its booth. Both applications demonstrate that creating successful consumer products requires an understanding of the taste preferences and culinary traditions of Hispanics from different geographical and cultural origins. — Virginia Dare, 882 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11232; 718/788-1776; virginiadare.com; IFT Booth 2167.
Baby boomer applications
Fortitech Inc., a leader in custom nutrient premixes, will focus on nutritionally enhanced applications targeted at baby boomers. A piña-colada-flavored ice beverage, which delivers a high level of essential vitamins and minerals, is one of the company’s applications to highlight its ability to fortify products with high-demand nutrients, consistent quality and simple manufacturing processes. — Fortitech Inc., 2105 Technology Drive, Schenectady, N.Y. 12308; 800/950-5156; fortitech.com; IFT Booth 2826.
Premium coffee extracts
X Café LLC will showcase its premium shelf-stable coffee extracts, which can be used for both ready-to-dispense beverage applications and for ingredient use. The company uses an exclusive patented extraction process to capture a fresh-roasted Arabica coffee flavor, and can create extracts from its own coffee or a customer-preferred coffee. It also can provide special formulas for proprietary projects. X-Café coffee extracts can be used in bottled or canned beverages, liquors, frozen drinks and many other applications, and can be used in organic, kosher and NSF Third Party Audit certified products. — X Café, P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, Mass. 01541; 978/464-8010; x-café.com; IFT Booth 859.
‘Hit your flavor targets faster’
David Michael will feature its new culinary department chefs at IFT to serve up Asian inspired dishes. The company will feature tea flavors through its African red tea truffles and flavored teas. Family owned and operated, David Michael & Co. has been a leader and an innovator in the flavor industry for more than 100 years. It offers more than 30,000 flavors, stabilizers and natural colors that can be custom-designed to meet the needs of virtually any food product. — David Michael & Co., 10801 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19154; 215/632-3100; dmflavors.com; IFT Booth 2861.
‘Resourceful by Nature’
ADM will highlight many of its resources at IFT, including a low-sugar, protein-rich children’s chocolate drink containing Ambrosia chocolate, CornSweet low-glycemic crystalline fructose and Fibersol-2. Heart-healthy CardioAid plant sterol esters, Fibersol-2 and protein-enhanced NutriSoy organic whole soybean powder can be used to create a creamy, low-fat raspberry smoothie, and an exotic vanilla chai tea meal replacement will contain Novasoy isoflavones, CornSweet, NutriSoy soy protein and Enova oil. — Archer Daniels Midland Co., 4666 Fairies Parkway, Decatur, Ill. 62526; 217/424 5200; admworld.com; IFT Booth 2514.
Reliably sweet
Nutrinova, will highlight the latest advancements in blending its high-intensity Sunett (acesulfame K) sweetener with a full range of other sweeteners at this year’s IFT, as well as its Nutrinova Sorbates. Attendees can sample a selection of beverage concepts such as flavored waters, juice drinks, energy drinks, dairy drinks and carbonated soft drinks. Blends with Sunett offer a sweet, reliable taste that promotes the quick release of flavors. Customized blending combinations offer benefits not only for diet, light and ‘mid-calorie’ drinks but also for traditionally positioned, full sugared carbonated soft drinks, iced tea, fruit-flavored beverages and dry mixes.  — Nutrinova, 285 Davidson Ave., Suite 102, Somerset, N.J. 08873; 732/271-7220; nutrinova.com; IFT Booth 1732.
ColorMaker blends
D.D. Williamson will showcase its broad spectrum of natural colors, including its colorMaker custom blends at the IFT show. The company now has nine manufacturing sites on five continents, and has updated its brand identity to reflect its growing portfolio of natural colors. Visitors will find certified organic caramel color for application in beverages, soups, sauces, baked goods and cereals; natural colors including annatto, turmeric, elderberry, blackcurrant, carmine and red beet; ColorMaker natural color blend emulsions that readily incorporate into cocoa butter, palm kernel oil, jojoba oil and paraffin; and powdered caramel color samples. — D.D. Williamson, 1901 Payne Street, Louisville, Ky. 40206; 502/895-2438; ddwilliamson.com; colormaker.com; IFT Booth 1128.