R&D News: June 2013
Ingredient suppliers announce new hires and certifications.
Robertet Flavors, Piscataway, N.J., appointed two sales executives to flavor division roles. Franklin Bott was promoted to the position of global account director at Robertet Flavors, while Jason Baisch joined the company as an account executive in the sales department. The company also announced the appointment of Julian Dabrowski as research chef. In this newly created position, Dabrowski will develop new products with Robertet’s flavor applications team while using his culinary expertise to expand Robertet’s capabilities.
At the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT)
Annual Meeting & Food Expo, July 13-16 in Chicago, D.D. Williamson (DDW), Louisville, Ky., invites attendees to visit “The Color House,” where creativity blends with advanced technical capability to bring color ideas to life for customers, it says. At booth 2352, DDW will exhibit visually appealing food and beverages as a meal theme, it adds. The company also will display its latest innovations including Caramelized Apple for natural flavor and incidental color Caramel Color 520; acid-proof Class One “Plain;” and certified-organic annatto extracts including a powdered version.
Biothera, Eagan, Minn., named Toong Yeuan Enterprise Co. Ltd., Taipei City, Taiwan, as the exclusive distributor in Taiwan of its clinically proven immune-boosting ingredients for food, beverages and supplements, it says. Biothera also shared information from its “How Powering the Immune System Can Power Athletic Performance” presentation by Joy Dubost, Biothera healthcare scientific advisory board member, and Don Cox, senior vice president of research and development with Biothera’s healthcare group. Presented at the SCAN Symposium on April 28 in Chicago, the session focused on dietary interventions to support the immune health of athletes. The session included key findings from nine human clinical studies with marathoners, cyclists and others enduring high physical and lifestyle stress that demonstrate how Wellmune WGP can boost immune defenses before, during and after exercise.
Purchase, N.Y.-based Nutrition 21 LLC announced a distribution and co-promotion agreement with Glanbia Nutritionals North America, Evanston, Ill. As the exclusive distributor, Glanbia’s capable sales organization will co-market, with Nutrition 21, Chromax chromium picolinate, Selenomax high-selenium yeast, SelenoPure L-selenomethionine and Zinmax zinc picolinate in North America to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries.
Autocrat LCC, Lincoln, R.I., announced the promotion of Stephen M. Olyha from vice president of sales to chief operating officer.
Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed evaluation and has approved the use of monk fruit extract as a sweetener at a maximum level of use of 0.8 percent in tabletop sweeteners. The assessment also concluded that the available scientific data supported the safety and efficacy of monk fruit extract when used under the proposed guidelines. As such, monk fruit extract will be added to the list of permitted sweeteners in Canada.
Novel Ingredient Services, West Caldwell, N.J., was named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Quinoasure, an instant, nutritional quinoa powder suitable for use as an ingredient in food, beverages, dietary supplements and meal replacements. The company also will service customers in Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Novel Ingredient Services hired three new executives to help manage the company’s growth: Frank J. Kimmerling was hired as chief financial officer; David I. Chipkin was named vice president of operations; and Eugene Lepelletier was hired as quality assurance manager.