Silver dihydrogen citrate antimicrobial
Pure Control is a patented, FDA-approved, silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, offering produce processors a solution that can significantly mitigate the risk of foodborne illnesses resulting from consumption of their products. More than three years of extensive testing has shown consistent and materially significant reductions in the pathogens most frequently associated with foodborne illness outbreaks traced to processed produce (including E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria). Additionally, there are no negative organoleptic impacts resulting from its application. It’s a highly effective, non-toxic food safety solution, which is safe for both people and the environment. Produce processors typically seek a 1 log reduction in pathogens from an intervention or processing aid – Pure Control averages 3 logs, or 99.9 percent.
Pure Bioscience; El Cajon, Calif.; 619-596-8600; www.purebio.com
Eggs complete the bowl
Bowls are a popular packaged food product currently. They offer chefs and food processors a blank canvas they can use to create their own culinary masterpieces. Whether the goal is comfort food or nouveau cuisine, it takes just one bowl, a few carefully selected fresh ingredients, and a dash of creativity to whip up a unique meal that diners can enjoy anytime, anywhere. And eggs are a critical component to most bowls. Whether the focal point or just an ingredient, they add protein, texture, flavor and color. Finish with fresh herbs or a sauce.
American Egg Board; Chicago; www.aeb.org/news-trends/incredible-breakfast-trend
Clean-label extracts defined
As the “Go Clean” movement is here to stay, the supplier unveils a line clean label extracts. Since there are no federal regulations defining “clean label” ingredients, the ingredient supplier has set its own standards, based on best practices of industry leaders in foodservice and retail. These include but are not limited to: no artificial ingredients, no synthetic chemicals, propylene glycol (pg) free, caramel color free, prop 65 free, natural/natural WONF, non-GMO project verified and organic compliant/certified. For a list of clean extracts, contact:
Flavorchem Corp.; Downers Grove, Ill.; 800-435-2867; flavorchem.com
One plate, two test
Boost productivity with a single product that tests for both E. coli and coliform organisms. Petrifilm Plates rapid tests provide flexibility with validated performance at both ISO and FDA/BAM temperatures, and a single incubation time for both E. coli and coliform for added convenience. No complicated workflow. Each plate is ready to use — no time-consuming agar prep, no pH adjustment for matrices pH>5 and no special equipment (e.g., UV light) for enumeration. They have reliable, proven accuracy for a broad range of foods and provide a read after only 18-24 hours of incubation.
3M; St. Paul, Minn.; 888-364-3577; www.3m.com
Dairy cultures are rBST-free
In response to consumer preferences, all the supplier’s dairy components for producing cultures will be obtained from rBST-free sources moving forward. The company has identified reliable local sources and backup supply for rBST-free ingredients, as well as ensuring certification from all suppliers. While rBST-free had been widely available in Europe, such ingredients are now possible in North America.
DuPont Nutrition & Health; New Century, Kan.; 913-738-3673; www.food.dupont.com
Fiber from citrus
Citri-Fi is a natural citrus fiber made from a process that mechanically opens up the fiber to provide high water holding capacity, emulsification and gelling properties. Its high oil loading turns liquid oils into flowable powders. It provides viscosity, mouthfeel and stabilization and is a clean-label alternative to silicas, maltodextrins, starches and spray drying.
Fiberstar; River Falls, Wis.; 303-513-4021; www.fiberstar.net
Omega-3s for active consumers
A line of lipid nutrition products are uniquely designed to benefit active lifestyles. Marinol is a line of naturally concentrated omega-3 oils. They result from a proprietary, multiple purification process. They’re enzymatically treated to retain their natural structure. There is a broad range of offerings to meet each customer’s formulation needs.
Stepan Lipid Nutrition; Northfield, Ill.; 425-230-5127; www.stepan.com
Botanicals and extracts
Several botanicals and extracts are now available under the company’s Nutritional Innovations & Solutions and Specialty Botanicals & Extracts segments. Launched at Vitafoods, the new products include three new lines. Xtracs features extracts from nature that give healthy formulations an extra advantage. Olixrs are premium botanical powders that support health and vitality. Ogments are differentiated ingredients to help boost health benefits and formulation flexibility.
OmniActive Health Technologies; Morristown, N.J.; 866-588-3629; www.omniactives.com
Proferrin is a native lactoferrin from cow’s milk, coming from the supplier’s French dairy cooperative. A gentle drying process enables the preservation of the powerful bioactivity of Proferrin. Its health benefits are supported by several in vitro studies, indicating: anti-microbial properties, gut health, helping to renew epithelial cells and immune response. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect, reducing the release of TNF (tumor necrosis factor), a pro-inflammatory marker.
Ingredia Nutritional; France; www.ingredia-nutritional.com
Human milk oligosaccharide
A new Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient (2’-fucosyllactose), has been certified for use in infant formula in both European and U.S. markets. HMOs are non-digestible carbohydrates and are the third most abundant component in human milk after lactose and fat. More than 200 different varieties have been identified in human milk, of which 2’-FL is the most prevalent. Recent clinical trials have suggested that 2’-FL plays a key role in protecting and promoting the health of newborn infants, particularly in respect to the immune system, and have shown that the addition of 2’-FL to infant formula is safe and well tolerated.
FrieslandCampina Domo; Netherlands; +31 (0) 6 525-90539; www.domo.nl
Parker Products, a provider of inclusions and other specialty ingredients for the baking, dairy, beverage, confectionery, foodservice, and RTE and snack industries, opened a new manufacturing facility in Fort Worth in April. With three times the capacity of Parker Products’ previous location, the new 90,000-sq.-ft. facility houses all of the company’s operations and includes expanded capabilities. Real-time quality control checks and overall equipment effectiveness feedback is now available digitally from the production lines. Additionally, each production room in the new facility features a separate air handling system to prevent cross contamination. See ParkerProducts.com.
Reb-D and reb-M stevias
EverSweet is a zero-calorie, next-generation sweetener made with two of the best tasting sweet compounds found in the stevia leaf, rebaudioside-M and rebaudioside-D. Food and beverage companies looking to satisfy consumers’ desire for healthier food choices now can offer this zero-calorie sweetener without sacrificing great taste. Since the stevia plant produces only trace amounts of reb-M and reb D, fermentation allows for large quantities of these most sought-after sweet compounds to be commercially produced in a more sustainable way. EverSweet is produced in cooperation with Evolva.
Cargill; Minneapolis; 800-227-4455; www.cargill.com/food-beverage/na/specialty-sweeteners
Known for their fruity and refreshing notes, citrus flavors are suitable for a range of applications, from carbonated soft drinks to juice-based beverages to flavored waters. The entire orange flavor portfolio is a natural and versatile solution that covers orange taste profiles from single natural orange flavors up to great tasting flavor combinations.
Wild Flavors; Erlanger, Ky.; 859-342-3600; www.wildflavors.com
Plant-based alertness formula
A plant-based alertness formula received a U.S. patent and is said to provide an awakening effect to counteract the post-lunch dip when fatigue, drowsiness and foggy thinking is often reported. The formula incorporates functional extracts of guarana, ginkgo biloba and elderberry, and is sweetened by a low-glycemic fruit extract. The WakeUp prototype drink recently won “Best Functional Drink” awards in Europe and the U.S. The company now has two formulas: WakeUp for dietary supplements and Rhythm for beverages.
InnoBev Ltd.; Tel Aviv, Israel; 972-352-11778; www.drinkwakeup.com
To offer consumers reduced and gluten-free options, the GoodWheat reduced gluten wheat lines will be available by the end of the year. The gluten-free food market is estimated to grow to $7.59 billion by 2020 in the U.S. The reduced-gluten wheat lines are non-GMO and patent-pending. The company says the identity preserved specialty wheat features 75 percent less allergenic glutens and 60 percent less overall gluten content. The company expects its branded bread wheat flour available to test milling and baking ability in late 2018.
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.; Davis, Calif.; 530-756-7077; www.arcadiabio.com
EU-approved grill flavorings
Grillicious, a line of grill flavorings, meets the EU directive that requires all food taste solutions meet new regulations while ensuring the same taste experience. According to the company, the product offers customers a grill flavor and can be labeled as natural. Grillicious is derived from plant-based oils, and is said to help ensure a stable price-performance ratio.
Symrise, Holzminden, Germany; +49 55 31 90-17 21; symrise.com
Highly refined rosemary extract
Rosemary extracts are used to naturally extend the shelf life of food products. But their flavor, aroma and color pose challenges in their application. OxiKan CL is a highly refined antioxidant, the fully decolorized and deodorized extract of rosemary. It consists of selective non-polar anti-oxidant molecules from rosemary, without unwanted molecules such as chlorophyll, carotenoids, xanthophylls and other less oil soluble non-antioxidant molecules. It’s completely natural; has excellent oil solubility; high heat stability; and is suitable for applications that are sensitive to aroma, color and flavor — like specialty fats and omega-3-fortified products and beverages.
Kancor Mane; India; +91 484 3051100; www.kancor.com