Hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), “IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation” brings food science and technology thought leaders from more than 90 countries representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector. The annual show will take place July 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The following are among the ways in which attendees can experience the annual tradeshow: Innovation Zone; On Trend Exhibit; 1,000-plus exhibitors; product competitions; 100-plus sessions; ePoster presentations; pop-up sessions; and the New Exhibitors Pavilion.

For more information about IFT 2016 or to register for the event, visit


BI Nutraceuticals

2384 East Pacifica Place • Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-6214


IFT Booth No: 1053


BI Nutraceuticals can help add functionality and value to beverages with ingredients ranging from botanical fibers that can be used as viscosity modifiers to fruit and vegetable powders that add natural health benefits to smoothies, juices and powdered drinks. BI conducts extensive species identification and quality testing on every ingredient so manufacturers can be assured each one meets clean label claims. With more than 200 GRAS ingredients available, there’s no limit to what BI can do to boost the healthful properties of beverages. Additionally, BI has developed a comprehensive database of its GRAS ingredients and has segmented them into 12 condition-specific, functional platforms, allowing beverage manufacturers to quickly and easily locate specific ingredients appropriate for new product development. The company has received SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food) certification from NSF for its facilities in Reno, Nev., and Islandia, N.Y., which provides independent verification that BI’s food safety and quality management systems comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative and that all of the company’s ingredients have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible quality standards across all levels of the supply chain.


Cargill Inc.

P.O. Box 9300 • Minneapolis, MN 55440-9300


IFT Booth No. 2474


Cargill helps its customers grow their North American business even as food and beverage manufacturers face an unprecedented array of challenges. Cargill assists with product line and brand innovation challenges that are often magnified by consumer and regulatory demands to improve nutritional profiles, as well as helping to solve a growing desire by many consumers to better understand where there food comes from and how it is made. Cargill addresses these challenges with solutions focused on improving nutritional values and managing costs, as well as protecting customer brands through responsibly supplied ingredients.


Dairy Farmers of America

10220 N. Ambassador Drive • Kansas City, MO 64153


IFT Booth No. 2877


As a vertically integrated dairy cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America is one of the country’s most diversified manufacturers of dairy products, food components and ingredients, and is a leader in formulating and packaging shelf-stable dairy products. The Cooperative’s Beverage and Dairy Foods Division works closely with some of the nation’s most recognizable brands to develop, test and produce a broad range of products. Based on consumer trends, plants utilize state-of-the-art retort technology to make shelf-stable dairy beverages, nutritional, energy, weight-loss and protein drinks, infant formulas and coconut water. Flexible manufacturing capabilities allow for producing shelf-stable products in packaging such as steel, aluminum and glass. Packaging capabilities span 4-, 6-, 12- or 24-packs to meet diverse customer specifications.


Gold Coast Ingredients

2429 Yates Ave. • Commerce, CA  90040


IFT Booth No. 2417


Gold Coast Ingredients is a privately held and operated, wholesale flavor and color manufacturer that has been satisfying taste since 1985. We are a GFSI- and AIB-certified company capable of serving all types of industries from food and beverages to animal treats and oral care. With us, you will find organic, natural, non-GMO and other flavors available as liquids, powders, powder encapsulations, emulsions and advanced extractions to be compatible with any product requirements. Our library of flavors includes masking agents and sweetness enhancers for desired applications. GCI also supplies custom, QAI Certified Organic, ISA Certified Halal, OU Certified or KOF-K Certified Kosher flavors upon request. At IFT16 we will be featuring Gold Coast Ingredients’ flavors in savory ice creams. Stop by booth 2417 to taste our chicken and waffles ice cream, Thai coconut curry ice cream and Japanese miso ice cream.


Hilmar Ingredients

Headquarters & Innovation Center

8901 North Lander Ave.

Hilmar, CA  95324


IFT Booth No. 3731


Hilmar Ingredients delivers the promise of dairy — whey protein, lactose and milk powder, powerhouse ingredients for nutrition and function. At IFT Food Expo 2016, we feature our whey proteins in two RTD concept beverages for an active lifestyle. From hydration to recovery, our whey proteins provide flexible fortification including heat and acid stability, clarity and dispersibility. Sample a Fruit Punch Protein+Isotonic Drink for hydration and clearly fortified with Hilmar 9020 whey protein isolate, and a Chocolate Recovery Drink for muscle recovery based on Hilmar 8800 alpha-lactalbumin enriched WPC with its critical branched chain amino acids. Hilmar Ingredients is Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certified and our facilities in California and Texas meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). At Hilmar Ingredients, we take seriously our responsibility to manage our business in a manner that balances economic, social and environmental sustainability.


ICL Food Specialties

622 Emerson Road No. 500

Creve Coeur, MO 63141


IFT Booth No. 1254


ICL Food Specialties will showcase new ingredient technology that delivers the expected texture and stability with current protein challenges — helping our customers formulate, innovate and create their own masterpieces. The following prototypes will be at IFT 2016: BEKABAKE EF2 Indulgent Egg Free Cheese Cake, a creamy texture with a clean flavor and less guilt; ROVITARIS Protein System Chicago “Meatless” Hot Dog formulated with the NEW ROVITARIS Protein System, this innovative product line provides meat texture without meat proteins; BEKAPLUS BP 900 Sparkling Clear strawberry limeade fortified with 20 grams of protein in each 16-ounce serving, a boost of thirst-quenching nutrition. Stop by booth 1254 to be inspired by the diverse portfolio of functional ingredients that can help solve your protein and formulation challenges.


Kyowa Hakko USA

600 Third Avenue, 19th Floor

New York, NY 10016


IFT Booth No. 856


Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine is a science-backed ingredient that has been shown to help rebuild muscle and increase electrolyte and water absorption. Sustamine is allergen-free, vegetarian, kosher certified, contains no additives or preservatives, and has self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status. Water-soluble, stable in liquids and to high heat, Sustamine is ideal for sports nutrition products and can be incorporated into powders, beverages and bars. Kyowa Hakko USA Inc. is the North American sales office for Kyowa Hakko Bio Co. Ltd., a world leader for more than 60 years in the research and manufacturing of high-quality branded ingredients like Sustamine. Other Kyowa GRAS ingredients include Setria Glutathione to support a healthy immune system and protect cells from oxidative stress and toxins; Cognizin Citicoline for brain health that supports focus, attention and recall; and L-Citrulline to support nitric oxide production.



MicroThermics Inc.

3216-B Wellington Court,

Raleigh, N.C. 27615


IFT Booth No. 2631


New for 2016 are the First Aseptic Laboratory Fillers featuring new control platforms, processors and more. MicroThermics small-scale UHT/HTST/aseptic processors provide easy, affordable process accuracy. Accurate processing in your lab minimizes costs and increases your R&D efficiency. Our equipment, services and process-matching technology ensures the process you use in your lab is the same as in your plant. Companies around the world, both large and small, use us for development of juices, nutraceuticals, dairy beverages, soy milk, yogurts, puddings and more. Come see our tubular, plate, steam injection and microwave processors with options like homogenizers, hold tubes and Ultra-Clean Fill Hoods. Reduce your costs and bring your products to market faster with MicroThermics, winners of the Industrial Achievement Award.


Synergy Flavors Inc.

1500 Synergy Drive

Wauconda, Ill. 60084


IFT Booth No. 1673


Synergy Flavors is a leading international supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry. With more than 130 years of flavoring expertise, Synergy combines a long heritage of flavor development with proprietary extraction technology — blending art and science in creating an exceptional array of tastes. Synergy’s passion for flavor is exhibited by the state-of-the-art processing for our Synergy Pure product line. Our broad portfolio of botanical, herbal, vegetable, tea, coffee and pure vanilla essences and extracts effectively maximize the natural flavor impressions of horticultural products delivering only the freshest, highest-impact tastes you’d expect from nature. Synergy is making advancements in the sports nutrition market through research and collaboration with parent company Carbery, a leading innovator in the manufacture of whey protein. The collective knowledge and capabilities provide formulators with an unrivaled ability to develop nutritional bars, beverages and powders that strike the perfect balance of exceptional taste and performance. With facilities in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, Synergy flavor experts are globally positioned to deliver market understanding and customer collaboration to develop flavor solutions for the bakery, beverage, confection, dairy and nutrition industries.


Tree Top Ingredients

220 E. Second Ave. • Selah, WA 98942


IFT Booth No. 4509


Tree Top is showcasing a great combination of Northwest crops — apples and hops. Come try this crisp, interesting juice that pairs hops and apples into a refreshing beverage. Tree Top is one of the world’s largest fruit ingredient manufacturers supplying the global food and beverage industry. Our comprehensive portfolio of fruit offerings include specialty formulated fruit solutions ideal for the beverage industry that includes single-strength and concentrated fruit purees, specialty fruit juice concentrates, formulated fruit preps and frozen fruit. If you’re looking for traditional fruits to exotic — Tree Top can deliver — providing apple, pear, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, concord grape, blueberry, blackberry, peach and plum fruit, just to name a few. If your formulation needs call for organic, we can help with that, too. Blending market awareness with advanced technology, our research and development team can help create a formulation that meets your specifications for flavor, color, performance stability and price.


Virginia Dare
Extract Co. Inc.

882 Third Ave., 7th Floor

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11232


IFT Booth No. 1226


Virginia Dare, a long-time established flavor and extract manufacturer, is well known for its vanilla, tea and coffee products, flavor-masking abilities, and innovative flavors. Virginia Dare creates and supplies the highest-quality, cost-effective liquid and dry flavors for the beverage, food, dairy, sweet goods, and health and wellness industries. At IFT 2016, Virginia Dare will showcase its newest flavor creations in beverage and health-and-wellness product concepts, which are based on the company’s latest consumer insights research. Featured products will capture growing consumer interests in clean-label, free-from, transparent, ethical and sustainably sourced, and healthy and natural foods and beverages.