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The Latest and Greatest

Look out for this logo at the Food Expo!In order to be successful in the competitive food industry, it is necessary to stay on top of the newest advancements in technology and ingredient innovation.  Instead of spending days calling your contacts and googling, attend the 2011 IFT Food Expo where 900+ companies will be showcasing innovative ingredients, instruments, equipment and services.  And this year, IFT has made it easier to the new products and services beng introduced and IFT11.  Hundreds of new products will be identified with an attention grabbing yellow “What’s New!” logo.  At the Food Expo, “What’s New!” floor stickers will help exhibitors with featured products stand out.  Products labeled with the “What’s New!” logo will also be included in the new downloadable application.  Annual Meeting & Food Expo attendees will even be able to use the mobile app to vote for the best new products from participating companies.  In addition, products labeled with the logo will be featured on IFT Live’s homepage and listed within the tabbed section in the printed Program and Exhibit directory available on-site.

Here’s just a sampling of the new products/services you will find at this year’s Food Expo:

  • Savoury Systems International, Inc’s (booth 4113) #0885 Salt Replacer: Based on yeast extract, it will be shown at IFT’s Food Expo in chicken noodle soup.  Amino acids in the yeast extract help increase savory notes, in turn rounding out flavors so that the sodium is not missed in rounded application.
  • Cargill’s (booth 6039) TasteWise reduced calorie solutions: Patent pending technology, application capabilities, and ingredients that enable beverage makers to deliver better-tasting, reduced-calorie products.
  • Novozymes (booth 3829) Protamex and Flavourzyme can produce meat protein extract (MPE) from a range of raw products, such as turkey, chicken, pork, beef and even fish.  After its injection or tumbling into processed meats, MPE preserves the taste and properties of the end product while effectively reducing salt content.
  • Alpha M.O.S.’ (booth 4108) IRIS Visual Analyzer (electronic eye) analyzes complex food and packaging products.  Upon measuring qualitative and quantitative attributes, the IRIS can be used in product development and at-line quality control.
  • Cognis Nutrition and Health, now part of BASF, (booth 5829) introduces Danacol drinkable yogurt with Heart Choice: 80 mL of Danacol provide 50% of the recommended daily amount of plant sterols shown to reduce cholesterol levels in adults.  Danacol is now available in Canada in five flavors: blueberry, raspberry-cranberry, red fruits, pineapple and vanilla.
  • Kikkoman Sales USA’s (booth 4728) Oyster Sauce: A way to add the sweet, delicate flavor of fresh seafood to your products.  It contains no preservatives or added MSG.  Brings depth, color and rich umami effect, without and fishy or harsh flavor notes.  Ideal for Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and fusion dishes.

Are you facing any formulation challenges that you hope you can solve at the 2011 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo?  What new products are you looking forward to seeing?

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