Creator’s Briefs
Fortification trends
Purac America recently published Focus “Fortification Trends and Technology,” with information on Effective Zinc Applications, Total Health Concept, Mineral Fortification of Dairy Applications, and Stability of Iron. In addition to highlighting the company’s mineral fortification ingredients, Focus provides information on the variety of possibilities for product innovation in a range of food applications.
— Purac America Inc., 111 Barclay Blvd. Lincolnshire Corporate Center, Lincolnshire, Ill. 60069; 847/634-6330;

Flavors for diets
Danisco has introduced Aura Flavors, a line specifically designed for product development in artificially sweetened and reduced-sugar beverages and dairy applications. The line includes Apple, Blueberry, Chocolate, Fruit Punch, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tropical and Vanilla flavors, and the company says they perform well in flavored waters, carbonated soft drinks, 10-25 percent juice drinks, yogurt drinks, flavored milks and ice cream.
— Dansico USA Inc., 201 New Century Parkway, P.O. Box 26, New Century, Kansas 66031; 913/764-8100,

Flax seed ingredients
Pizzy’s Milling provides flax seed ingredients packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibers, lignan phytoestrogens, antioxidants and other phytonutrients, specifically for nutritional beverages. Whole flax seed provides the advantages of whole-grains with less than 3 percent net carbohydrates, so the ingredients can be used in diet-conscious beverages as well.
— Pizzy’s Milling, Box 132 Angusville, Manitoba, Canada R0J 0A0; 204/773-2575;

More controlled wine fermentation
Chr. Hansen has developed blended yeast products for winemaking that provide controlled fermentation with the flavor benefits of natural fermentation.
“Wild fermentation is potentially great for adding complexity, but can be a gamble because you can get undesirable characteristics and stuck fermentations,” says Rodger Pachelbel of Chr. Hansen distributor GusmerCellulo. “The new concept from Chr. Hansen gives winemakers the best of both worlds — improved complexity found in successful ‘wild’ fermentations, and control and reliability of conventionally inoculated fermentations.”
— Chr. Hansen, 9015 West Maple Street, P.O. Box 14428, Milwaukee, Wis. 53214; 414/607-5700;

New look
David Michael has unveiled a newly renovated Web site at Site visitors can learn about the company’s history, its more than 27,000 flavors and stabilizers, and its technical departments, experience and capabilities. Other features include monthly recipes, news, job postings and a sign-up form for e-mail updates.
— David Michael & Co., 10801 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19154; 215/632-3100;