This year’s IFT is over, and Food in Canada has a roundup of some of the great stuff you missed
New Orleans, La. – The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting + Food Expo took place in New Orleans, La. from June 11 to 14. Food in Canada was at the show, which included more than 100 education sessions and a huge array of exhibitors.
If you missed it, here’s a roundup of just a few of the products we saw. (You can also click on part 1 and part 2 of our coverage.) And in case you were wondering, next year’s IFT takes place in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 25 to 28.
• Agropur highlighted its dairy ingredients.
These include its Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC), Iso Chill 8000 and 8010, a white to light cream-colour product with a bland, clean flavour. Typical applications for WPC Powder are for dairy products, dry blends, wet blends, prepared dry mixes, soft drinks/special dietary foods, infant foods, bakery products, and frozen desserts. The Iso Chill is available in instant (8010) and non-instant (8000).
The company also showcased its Iso Chill 9000 and 9010 whey protein isolate powder, a white to cream-colour product with a bland and clean flavour. It offers protein, contains little to no fat, lactose or cholesterol. It’s available in instant (9010) and non-instant (9000).
Also on display were whey powders, Crino Whey Powder and Crino Lactose Enriched Whey Powder; whey phospholipids Iso Chill 6000; and skim milk powder, Crino SMP and Crino SMP Preparation.
• EnWave highlighted its patented Radient Energy Vacuum (REV) dehydration technologies, which the company says is faster and cheaper than freeze drying.
EnWave’s nutraREV technology uses a combination of vacuum and microwaves to dehydrate fruits and vegetables, low-fat snacks, herbs, meats and seafood at or below 37˚C.
nutraREV technology is designed to be less expensive to purchase than a commercial-scale freeze dryer. It also uses less energy to operate and it can dehydrate food in minutes or hours rather than days.
The company also showcased its powderREV platform, which dehydrates continuous streams of bulk frozen biomaterials such as probiotics, enzymes and food cultures using microwave energy in a low-pressure vacuum environment.
Food Chemicals Codex, Seventh Edition
• The Food Chemicals Codex is a compendium of internationally recognized monograph standards and tests for the purity and quality of food ingredients. It’s a resource for authenticating and determining the quality of a wide variety of foods, food chemicals, ingredients and processing aids.
It’s ideal for food and beverage manufacturing, food chemicals and ingredient supply chains, quality control, and regulatory affairs.
It features more than 150 tests and assays with step-by-step guidance. It includes 1,100 monographs referencing chemical formula and structure, chemical weight, CAS numbers, function, definition, packaging and storage and labelling requirement, INA and FEMA numbers, IR spectra and test procedures.
• Fortitech highlighted its solutions for immunity, heart health, energy and weight loss with its nutrient premixes and product samples.
The company says it can source more than 1,400 ingredients from a selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals, allowing manufacturers to target the specific needs and demands of any consumer demographic with Strategic Nutrition.
Some of the samples at the show included: