Fortitech Inc. is a world leader in the
development of custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and
pharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1986, it is the only international
company exclusively dedicated to the development and manufacture of nutrient premixes. Fortitech premixes integrate
functional ingredients from a comprehensive selection of vitamins,
minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals that are used in a
wide range of products, including baby formulas, cereals, bars, dairy
products, nutrition and sports drinks, juices, snacks, waters, candies,
supplements and more. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., the company has a
global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout
Europe (Denmark), Asia Pacific (Malaysia), South America (Brazil), Mexico
and the United States (New York and California).
All Fortitech nutrient premixes are custom formulated
to meet the needs of each customer. An ISO 9001:2000 certified company,
Fortitech manufactures each nutrient premix under the strictest GMPs in the
industry. Before shipment, each batch is carefully tested for potency and
consistency, as well as labeled with a Certificate of Analysis. Fortitech
supplies custom premixes in liquid or powder form, in virtually any
quantity. The company is Food Products Association (FPA) certified and
meets organic, kosher, Halal requirements and HACCP and Allergen Monitoring
The new fortitech.com is the focal point of
fortification knowledge, offering a global view of nutrition trends,
solutions and opportunities. The new online R&D Center enables users to
conduct research on markets, nutrients, applications and health conditions
— finding the latest information for developing a healthier consumer
product. The site features easy access to information on breaking industry
news on regulations and market trends, an online formulation worksheet to
initiate product development with Fortitech’s premix experts, and
other resources to help manufacturers create
the optimum product solution. Not Just Premixes … Strategic
Nutrition. — Fortitech Inc., 2105
Technology Drive, Schenectady, N.Y. 12308; 518/372-5155; www.fortitech.com.
Symrise has introduced MagicTops, an innovative
beverage enhancement device that can transform bottled water or other
beverages into more flavorful, nutritious or fun beverages. MagicTops can
be filled with powder, liquid concentrates, encapsulates or spray-dried
alcohol to create new beverages. They are easy to use, allowing the
consumer to remove the original bottle cap, replace with a MagicTop, then
twist it to release ingredients. The tops are small, lightweight and
self-contained, and can be stored at room temperature. — Symrise, 300
North Street, Teterboro, N.J. 07608; 201/288-3200; www.symrise.com.
Nutrinova is celebrating
50 years of experience in potassium sorbate and sorbic acid in 2006. The
company says the past 50 years have proved these products to be highly
efficient and safe food preservatives with a broad range of applications.
“We will invest further in our production site
in Frankfurt, Germany, and continue to develop the advantages that our
sorbates offer,” says Eckart von Haefen, president of Nutrinova.
“Nutrinova is well positioned to supply its products to an ever
broader range of market segments that demand consistently high quality
products. We are well prepared for the opportunities the future will
bring.” — Nutrinova Inc., 285 Davidson Ave., Suite 102,
Somerset, N.J. 08873; 732/271-7220; www.nutrinova.com.
Better eye health
Optisharp brand zeaxanthin from DSM Nutritional Products can make products more appealing to
consumers who are seeking foods and beverages for better eye health, DSM
says. Studies have shown a relationship between the consumption of lutein
and zeaxanthin and a lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration
and cataracts. They are the only two carotenoids found in the macula of the
eye, and growing evidence indicates that zeaxanthin may be the perfect
complement to lutein. Optisharp is GRAS certified and the ingredient is
suited to applications such as energy bars, fruit juices and fruit drinks,
energy drinks, meal replacement drinks and soy-based beverages. — DSM
Nutritional Products Inc., 45 Waterview Blvd., Parsippany, N.J. 07054;
Stepan Food & Health Specialties offers Neobee
Medium Chain Triclycerides for use in sports
beverages and nutrition bars. Neobee MCTs are metabolized in the body in
one-eighth the time of longer chain fats, providing a more readily
available source of energy. They contain no trans fatty acids and impart a
creamy mouthfeel and neutral flavor. Normally offered as a colorless,
odorless, low-viscosity liquid, Neobee 1053 is also now available as a
free-flowing powder for use in beverages. — Stepan Co. Food &
Health Specialties, 100 West Hunter Ave., Maywood, N.J. 07607;
Treatt USA offers Banana Treattarome 9735 FTNF (From The Name Food) distillates, which are wholly
distilled from fresh bananas and provide an authentic, creamy taste and
fruity aroma to food, drink and cosmetic applications. At 0.15 percent, an
intense banana character predominates, while at levels 0.05 percent or
less, the distillate offers fresh floral notes. Phenolics including eugenol
and elimicin provide spicy and smoky nuances. Banana Treattatome 9735 is
water soluble with a clear appearance and can be used in clear and
alcohol-based beverages as well as juices and
dairy products. — Treatt USA Inc., 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway,
Lakeland, Fla. 33805; 863/668-9500; www.treatt.com.
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The February 2020 issue dives into Essentia water, their high-pH and high aspirations for ongoing innovation. Speaking of innovation, this issue also features a special report on how (and why) the zero-proof functional beverage market is growing. Also, check out what types of rifts and shifts are shaking up the wine category and discount variety stores, as well as the latest ingredient highlights (hint: exotic fruits make an appearance). To cap it off, peruse new product releases, the latest appearances in packaging, and holistic approaches to cognitive health. Thirsty for more? Subscribe to get the latest stories delivered right to your inbox.
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