The Institute of Food
Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo is just around the corner
– July 16-20 in New Orleans. Here are a few things to look for on the
Archer Daniels Midland Co. will offer a range of
nutraceutical ingredients for beverages, baked goods, candy and
confectionery at IFT Booth 3127. Attendees can sample soy-based powdered
drinks and fortified bottled waters containing NutriSoy protein and
Fibersol-2 digestion-resistant maltodextrin for fiber enrichment. — Archer Daniels Midland Co., 4666 Faries Parkway,
Decatur, Ill. 62526; 217/424-5200; admworld.com.
Fortitech will demonstrate new applications for its
custom nutrient premixes, including healthy snacks and beverage
alternatives for kids at IFT Booth 2221. The company produces a selection
of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals.
Beverage applications at the show will include dairy beverages with calcium
and vitamins A, B12, B6, D3 and E in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla
flavors. — Fortitech, 2105 Technology
Drive, Schenectady, N.Y. 12308; 800/950-5156; fortitech.com.
TIC Gums will show off its gum expertise for the food
and beverage industry at IFT Booth 1133. The company will focus on helping
manufacturers boost soluble fiber and create foodservice dishes with the
latest in gum technology such as TIC pretested Gum Arabic, TICorganic
Certified Organic Gum Arabic, TICorganic Guar Gum and TICorganic Locust
Bean Gum as well as the company’s proprietary systems. — TIC Gums, 4609 Richlynn Drive, Belcamp, Md. 21017;
Virginia Dare will release the results of its Flavor
Preference Survey at IFT booth 2731. Among the results: What kind of ice
cream do men prefer? What flavor of iced tea is most popular for women? Do
more men or women prefer nutrition bars? The company also will feature new
flavors and masking agents in the form of nutrition bars, soy beverages,
flavored teas and ice cream with toppings. — Virginia Dare, 882 Third
Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11232; 718/788-1776; virginiadare.com.
Danisco Sweeteners will feature True Waters with added
fiber in six fruit flavors at IFT booth 2521. The waters, which will be
available in regular and no-sugar-added versions, will include
Danisco’s Aura and Commonsense flavor technologies, as well as
Litesse polydextrose, which is a good source of fiber. — Danisco
Sweeteners, 440 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, N.Y. 10502; 800/255-6837;
Orafti Active Food Ingredients will focus on
all-natural fiber ingredients with “real-world nutritional benefits
that deliver healthier digestive inner peace” at IFT booth 4335. The
company will feature new products based on its natural inulin and
oligofructose ingredients, which aid in calcium absorption and add fiber to
American diets. — Orafti Active Food Ingredients, 101 Lindenwood
Drive, Malvern, Pa. 19355; orafti.com.
D.D. Williamson and colorMaker will give IFT attendees
a chance to sample NOP-compliant caramelized rice syrup, and cost-effective
natural color blends, in addition to taking home powdered caramel color
sample jars with a Cajun-style recipe at IFT booth 2623. The NOP-compliant
syrups can be used in natural food products to add visual appeal, and the
color blends have beverage, confectionery and dairy applications. —
D.D. Williamson & Co., 1901 Payne Street, Louisville, Ky. 40206;
502/895-2438; ddwmson.com. colorMaker Inc., 3309 E. Miraloma Ave., Suite
105, Anaheim, Calif. 92806; 714/472-0444; colormaker.com.
Nutrinova will feature the latest advancements in
sugar replacement with hot and cold beverages containing Sunett acesulfame
potassium at IFT booth 3627. Attendees can sample non-alcoholic, sugar-free
New Orleans-style Hurricane cocktails and other still and carbonated
flavored beverages. There also will be a range of coffee drinks with
sugar-free syrups in hazelnut and mint flavor as well as a vanilla
whitener. — Nutrinova Inc., 285 Davidson
Ave., Suite 102, Somerset, N.J. 08873; 732/271-7221; nutrinova.com.
Treatt USA will highlight additions to its Treattarome
From the Named Food (FTNF) portfolio at IFT booth 4737. The company will
feature Tea Treattarome Iced, a clear water-white distillate for use in
iced tea applications, and Juicy Tangerine WONF (With Other Natural
Flavors) for beverage applications. It also will offer essential oils and
their natural fractions, citrus specialties and high-impact aroma
chemicals. — Treatt USA Inc., 4900
Lakeland Commerce Pkwy., Lakeland, Fla. 33805; 863/668-9500; treatt.com.
California Custom Fruits and Flavors manufactures
fruit products and flavors for the beverage, confection, frozen, cultured
dairy and bakery industries. Housed in an 85,000-square-foot production
facility, the company offers laboratory services such as research and
development, quality assurance and a full-service micro lab. — California Custom Fruits and Flavors, 5800 Ayala
Ave. Irwindale, Calif. 91706; 626/812-6555; ccff.com.
Tools for winemaking
Chr. Hansen is helping winemakers with innovative wine
cultures and yeasts for successful malolactic fermentations as well as
optimal process and flavor control. The company’s Viniflora wine
concept offers easy-to-use, direct inoculation cultures and Saccharomyces
and non-Saccharomyces yeasts and will showcase the items at the American
Society for Enology and Viticulture annual meeting this month. — Chr. Hansen, 9015 West Maple Street, P.O. Box 14428,
Milwaukee, Wis. 53214; 414/607-5700; chr-hansen.com.
Pure vitamin B
Nutrition business has introduced two new, highly pure forms of Riboflavin
— High Flow 100 and Fine Powder. Both are 100 percent vitamin B2
powders that meet the monographs requirements of the United States
Pharmacopoeia and the Food Chemicals Codex. The new riboflavin products are
produced by a fermentation process that uses naturally occurring,
non-genetically modified microorganism. High Flow 100 offers solubility and
dissolution qualities for tablet and beverage applications, while Fine
Powder has a bright yellow color suitable for premixes and applications
requiring color uniformity. — BASF Human Nutrition, 3000 Continental Drive North,
Mount Olive, N.J. 07828; 800/527-9881; humannutrition.basf-corp.com.
Natural grape extracts
Degussa Food Ingredients has become distributor for
Ferco Nutraceutique’s Grap´Active product line in North America
and Asia. The line includes grape seed and grape skin extracts for
functional foods and health supplements. Ferco uses a gentle extraction
technique that results in a flavorless, highly wettable and completely
water-soluble extract, and can be used in beverages and dairy products. It
has up to 95 percent polyphenol content, 85 percent proanthocyanidines, and 22 percent OPCs. —
Degussa Food Ingredients, 10311 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215;
Vitafoods Flavors has
introduced Oh! So Sweet, an all-natural low-calorie sweetener classified as
a natural flavor. The sugar substitute is 600 times sweeter than sugar and
has been agglomerated with three different bulk sweeteners to allow food
and beverage producers to choose a profile that best matches the profile of
their products. The ingredient is classified as GRAS as a natural flavor
and provides a natural sugar-like taste with a sweet finish and provides
clean labeling for low-calorie and low-carbohydrate food and beverage
Vitafoods Flavors, a division of the Arnhem Group, 25 Commerce Drive,
Cranford, N.J. 07016; 800/851-1052; arnhemgroup.com.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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