R&D Ingredients/Plant Equipment
Kerry IngredientsKerry Ingredients has combined Jana's Classics baked cookies and Guernsey Bel confectionery inclusions to create the Brownie Fudge Toffee Sandwich. Dipped in a choco brownie batter coating, the sandwich features vanilla ice cream packed with crisp toffee crunch sandwiched inside two baked, chewy brownie cookie squares.
Degussa Food Ingredients, Business Line Texturant SystemsDegussa Food Ingredients, Business Line Texturant Systems, offers a no-sugar-added ice cream with Daritech™ FP Series. These products have an excellent sweetness profile, exhibit many of the same characteristics of regular sugar ice cream, and have the convenience of a single source for all non-dairy ingredients. Degussa offers a complete blend of sugar replacers, bulking agents, and stabilizer/emulsifier specifically designed to promote the most regular ice cream-like properties from processing, freezing, and consumer acceptance.
Degussa Food Ingredients
Business Line Texturant Systems
PALATINITPalatinose™, a new functional carbohydrate from PALATINIT, has been approved by the European Commission for use in the European Union (EU) in all foods and beverages. In the US, Palatinose has generally- regarded-as-safe (GRAS) status, making it suitable for use in foods and beverages here as well. Palatinose™, also known under the generic name isomaltulose, is a unique sugar that can help reduce the low glycemic and low insulin response of foods. Palatinose is exclusively derived from sucrose and can be found as a natural constituent of honey and sugar cane. Like sucrose, it is fully digested, providing the same calories. Unlike sucrose, Palatinose is tooth-friendly and digested much more slowly. Palatinose is a slowly released carbohydrate that provides a ‘better energy' in food and dairy drinks.
The LycoRed GroupFDA is amending its color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of LycoMato® tomato lycopene extract as a color additive in foods. This action is in response to a Color Additive Petition (CAP) filed by LycoRed Natural Products Industries. The ruling, effective August 26, 2005, adds LycoMato® to the FDA's listing of Color Additives Exempt from Certification. FDA evaluated two LycoMato® concentrations: One containing not less than 5.5% lycopene (referred to as tomato lycopene extract); and the other containing not less than 60% lycopene (referred to as tomato lycopene concentrate). LycoRed's patented manufacturing processes and related studies also were part of the evaluation process. Lycopene is a truly natural food colorant, whose coloring ability depends on its concentration, the method of dispersion and formulation used. LycoMato® is already marketed as a food colorant in Europe and Japan. LycoMato®, a standardized tomato oleoresin, contains a high concentration of lycopene, partially dissolved and mostly dispersed in tomato oil.
The LycoRed Group
Advanced Instruments, Inc.Norwood, Mass.-based Advanced Instruments, Inc. has introduced the CombiScope™ Analyzer, which performs both milk composition analysis and somatic cell counting for rapid milk testing in dairy labs. The CombiScope combines a spectrophotometer using established infrared technology for elemental analysis, plus FDA-approved, fluorescence flow cytometry for counting somatic cells. The dual-purpose analyzer quantifies the amount of fat, protein, lactose, and solids content in milk and milk products, and measures the total number of somatic cells in raw milk. The company also announces the availability of the CombiScope FTIR analyzer, a version of the CombiScope platform with Fourier Transform Infrared technology that provides component analysis, calibration transferability, and high throughput.
Advanced Instruments, Inc.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.TEAVIGO™, a pure and natural green tea extract from DSM Nutritional Products of Parsippany, N.J., has achieved GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) affirmation, enabling food and beverage manufacturers to expand their product development opportunities. Research suggests that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), the major active component in green tea, may enhance metabolism and be beneficial in weight management. TEAVIGO is nearly colorless and odorless. The taste is easily masked by the addition of flavors. The tea extract is available in versatile forms and is completely water-soluble, producing a clear solution without residue or sediment.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
www.nutraaccess.com and www.lookfortheleaf.com
Continental Custom IngredientsContinental Custom Ingredients of Sycamore, Ill. has introduced a line of stabilizers for ice cream applications called Smooth™. The new product line is designed to impart smooth and creamy texture as well as control over product changes caused by temperature fluctuations and the effect time has on the stability of frozen products.
Continental Custom Ingredients
FortitechFortitech is hoping to address formulation and processing challenges of manufacturers looking to market nutrient-rich foods and drinks for kids and their health-conscious parents. The company's freeze pops are fortified with vitamins A, E and C. Ice provides a unique delivery system for adding an antioxidant profile to an otherwise nutrient empty food.
Tate & LyleTate & Lyle has developed Carb Optimizer™ 25 Chocolate Dairy Drink Ingredients and Alleggra™ Egg Product, a soy-based technology that replaces eggs in a wide range of foods, and a fortified water prototype. Carb Optimizer 25 Chocolate Dairy Drink Ingredients help manufacturers meet the strong consumer demand for reduced sugar dairy products. This Solution Set can create a sweet chocolate milk drink, with heat-stable sweetness, and provides a rich and creamy mouthfeel in both low-fat and fat-free systems. A chocolate milk drink made with Carb Optimizer 25 contains fewer calories than a traditional full-fat, full-sugar chocolate milk. This formula consists of 45% less added sugar and 45% fewer calories than similar beverages, the company claims. Carb Optimizer 25 can also be used in no-sugar-added flavored dairy and non-dairy (soy) drinks. Alleggra is a soy-based technology that has been designed to fully replace liquid and powdered eggs or other egg products in most foods and food service entrees. Alleggra offers benefits in nutrition, convenience, cost-in-use and addresses microbial food safety concerns.The company has also introduced Ice Cream Rebalance™ 500, an ingredient Solution Set for low-fat, no-sugar-added ice cream for the US market. Rebalance™ 500 offers formulators a way to create a reduced fat, reduced sugar ice cream without compromising on taste or creaminess. Ice Cream Rebalance™ 500 provides low-fat, no-sugar-added ice cream with sweetness, texture and the mouthfeel of butterfat. It also adds body without the added sugars. Ice Cream Rebalance™ 500 helps ice cream brands deliver on consumer demands for light, low sugar and low fat options.
Tate & Lyle
+44 (0)20 7626 6525
MastertasteMastertaste of Lakeland, Fla. has introduced Steromulsions™, which are flavored beverage emulsions containing sterol esters. Sterol esters are endorsed by FDA for their cholesterol lowering benefits. Since sterol esters do not naturally mix well with water, the beverage industry has not been able to capitalize on these benefits. Mastertase has created a range of Steromulsions to deliver these health characteristics. Mastertaste's patented technology permits sterol esters to disperse in aqueous matrices to help develop great tasting, functional beverages, the company claims.
GTC NutritionGolden, Colo.-based GTC Nutrition plans to launch a health education initiative that teaches consumers Health Sense - No Nonsense™. This program, which incorporates the health benefits offered by GTC Nutrition's line of specialty ingredients, will empower consumers to make better food and lifestyle choices. The program, which is scheduled to launch in early 2006, will reach consumers through a variety of channels, potentially including partnership opportunities, co-branding logo and label statement opportunities, a consumer-focused website, education programs, community events, and public relations and advertising. Several of GTC Nutrition's customers, including Horizon Organic Dairy, plan to participate in the program.
Satisfy Consumer Expectations with FlavorsDanisco has developed a new way of ensuring that food and beverage products live up to consumer expectations - by harmonizing flavors with other food ingredients and, for the first time, human flavor perceptions. This approach has already resulted in the first Commonsense™ Flavors in natural, nature-identical and heat-stable formats for beverage and dairy applications.
One of the key technologies behind Commonsense™ Flavors is proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry - PTR-MS - which makes it possible to measure the flavor components released while natural and processed foods and beverages are being consumed. Using these measurements, it is possible to obtain a precise picture of how consumers perceive the taste of the food they eat and the specific components behind consumer preferences-data that is then employed in the development of highly targeted flavors.
Human perception and recognition of a particular food is mainly based on the aroma components released during consumption. A series of anatomical and physiological factors contribute to this oral release and the transfer of aroma signals to the brain. Using PTR-MS technology, Denmark-based Danisco measures the rise and fall of key flavor chemicals during chewing, swallowing and breathing. The flavor chemicals are measured in samples taken from the nasal cavity, focusing particularly on the breath expelled during swallowing, the major contributor to aroma perception.
In addition to analysing the flavor release profile of natural products during consumption, Commonsense makes it possible to observe how flavors are released from all kinds of food and beverage formulations.
+45 3266 2000
Scientists Document Ability to Enhance Dietary Calcium AbsorptionCargill's Oliggo-Fiber® inulin may play an important role in America's desire to boost fiber intake and calcium uptake. A growing number of scientific studies are demonstrating inulin's ability to enhance dietary calcium absorption and potentially improve bone mineral density. This is in addition to this natural fiber's contribution to the total dietary fiber content of the American diet.
Natural chicory fructan inulin from Cargill's inulin supplier, Cosucra Group Warcoing, was used in a recently published study by Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. Results found that two 4g servings of this fructan fiber, specifically Oliggo-Fiber Instant inulin, may increase calcium uptake in post-menopausal women by as much as 42%. These findings echo previous studies on inulin's potential calcium retention benefits, which are thought to be a result of the ingredient's ability to lower pH within the colon, thus improving calcium's solubility.
Calcium absorption is of particular importance to post-menopausal women, who are at higher risk for osteoporosis, especially if they don't take hormone replacement therapy. Recent estimates suggest that 30% of Caucasian post-menopausal women in the US have the disease, and other reports estimate that this group's true intestinal calcium absorption rates are between 28% and 32%.
Cargill Health & Food Technologies
www.cargillhft.com or www.cargill.com
General Machinery CorporationGeneral Machinery Corporation has introduced the Model 1810 Champ Cheese Cutter, designed to portion 40-lb cheese blocks 7" x 11" x 14" or smaller into smaller portions for cut and wrap or for shredding, blending and melting. The 1810 vertical design cuts cheese blocks in one direction quickly, accurately, economically, and takes up very little floor space. Optional one or two wire horizontal manual swing harp gives the 1810 a two direction capability.
General Machinery Corporation
Munson Machinery Company, Inc.A new "HD" Series of Miniature Rotary Batch Mixer features a rugged internal design and drive for materials having bulk densities up to 80 lbs/cu ft (1.28 gm/cc). Equally suited for laboratory testing and 24/7 blending of materials that are heavy, abrasive or otherwise place high demands on production equipment, HD Series Mixers are said to blend ingredients in parts as small as one per million with 100% uniformity in less than three minutes. The mixer features a rotating drum with proprietary mixing flights that tumble, turn and fold material regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of batch ingredients. Models range in maximum capacity from 0.25 to 15 cu ft (7 to 425 liters) or 2 to 1,200 lbs (1 to 544 kg).
Munson Machinery Company, Inc.
B&H Labeling SystemsB&H Labeling Systems introduces the new Marathon® U Series of roll-fed labelers, which includes the new Marathon XLU. Featuring a 180
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. of Wilmington, Mass. offers the ABCOR® HFK ultrafiltration spiral module series. The ABCOR HFK membranes provide exceptionally high yields for whey and milk processing as well as for other food and bio/pharmaceutical applications. The ABCOR HFK elements use the proprietary KMS semi-permeable polyethersulfone (PES) membrane to achieve 99.8% instantaneous protein rejection. ABCOR HFK elements are available at rated protein separations of 5,000 and 10,000 Daltons, in sizes ranging from 3.8 to 8.3-inches in diameter and 33 to 38-inches in length. They have been specifically designed to conform to 3A, USDA, and FDA guidelines.
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
Videojet Technologies Inc.For applications that require coding at high speeds on a variety of materials, the EXCEL™ 170i ink jet printer from Videojet Technologies Inc. is a versatile solution. It can print up to three lines of alphanumerics, bar codes and custom graphics on virtually any substrate at nearly any production speed. The patented Fluid Control System reduces make-up fluid consumption and virtually eliminates hazardous waste disposal. Using a single printhead, the EXCEL 170i offers single-, twin-, triple-line or large-size printing. The unit can serialize, automatically advance expiration dates and print numbers and messages on porous, non-porous, smooth, curved, textured or ribbed surfaces. The company also offers the DataFlex™ thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) for product marking and coding on flexible packaging in food-grade operations. Ensuring product traceability and control, the DataFlex features an exclusive clutchless, bi-directional ribbon drive that maintains proper ribbon tension, thus preventing ribbon breaks that cause downtime and higher operating costs. The DataFlex has a standard, Windows®-based operating system with Ethernet that provides a full range of programmable serial, lot and batch codes, date-code offsets.
Videojet Technologies Inc.
Ecolab Inc.St. Paul, Minn.-based Ecolab Inc. offers Eco-Wipe FCS, an EPA-registered, pre-moistened, single-use, sanitizing wipe for use on hard, non-porous food contact surfaces in the dairy processing industry. Eco-Wipe FCS has proven 99.999% effective against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC #6538), Escheria coli (ATCC #11229), and Shigella boydi (ATCC #9207) in 60 seconds with a consistent 175 ppm sanitizing solution. Wipes are packaged 100 per canister, and dispense one at a time for single use convenience.
LantechLantech's new C-300 case erector delivers reliability for a machine in the 10-case/minute speed range, utilizing a proprietary design that holds the case square and erect throughout the process. The C-300 comes standard with a powered infeed magazine and automatic case-on-demand operation. The powered infeed allows for a low, horizontal magazine position for easy loading and operator ergonomics. From the infeed magazine, a hinged pick-up frame grabs the case on two panels using suction cups. By gripping two panels and squaring the case with the pickup frame, even irregular or damaged case blanks are controlled through opening, then held square and erect for flap closing. Special slots in the major flap folders prevent sideways movement of the case while it is pushed into the exit drive. There, it is gripped on the sides between two belt drives that pull it across the tape head.
Remco ProductsRemco Products' new line of Metal Detectable shovels, scoops, scrapers, and mixing paddles are produced with a specialized FDA-approved polypropylene resin that is easily detected.
FOSS North America, Inc.FOSS of Eden Prairie, Minn. announces two Near Infrared (NIR) Analyzers, the XDS Rapid Content™ Analyzer and the XDS Rapid Liquid™ Analyzer. The analyzers include ISIscan™ software and provide rapid non-destructive analysis of solid, viscous and liquid samples. The XDS Rapid Liquid Analyzer (RLA) is suited for routine analysis. Samples can be analyzed in quartz cuvettes with different path-lengths or in glass vials. A temperature-controlled sample compartment ensures that samples are measured at a consistent temperature (+/- 0.1C). The XDS Rapid Content Analyzer (RCA) analyzes solid, liquid and viscous samples with little or no sample preparation. FOSS develops and markets dedicated analytical solutions based on reference methods as well as rapid indirect methods. Our solutions provide analysis and control throughout the production process, from raw material to finished product and from routine analysis to at-line and in-line process control.
FOSS North America, Inc.
EPSON RobotsEPSON Robots of Carson, Calif., has expanded its Pro Six robot line. These new Pro Six robots offer users faster speeds, heavier payloads, longer reaches and IP65 Rated protection. The expanded Pro Six robot line, in combination with the company's SCARA and Cartesian robots, gives users the ability to select the right machine for their specific application need. The robots are ideal for packaging and food handling.
DelkorMinn.-based Delkor's Line of Fanuc Robotic Solutions offers flexibility a packaging line. Delkor has teamed up with Fanuc Robotics North America to provide a variety of robotic solutions from carton loading to palletizing. From Delkor's patented SPOT-PAK® packages to standard boxes or cases, Delkor can provide the programming, installation, maintenance and training of the right robot solution. The company will unveil several other packaging machines at the World Wide Food Expo, including Flex-Loader™, SP-500i SPOT-PAK® system, STF Servo Tray and Carton Former and the MTF Mechanical Locking Style Carton Former.
Serac, Inc.Serac, Inc.'s Multiflow nozzle automatically calculates optimal product filling parameters and adjusts without operator intervention. Foaming is greatly reduced, as is the headspace in the container. Human intervention is no longer required when changing products with the varying viscosities. The operator simply selects the product from the current list on the touch-screen. Data is then transferred to each individual nozzle control board and production can commence immediately. The Multiflow is monitored by an electronic board mounted below the carousel surface. The board includes memory, which stores the downloaded information for the product being produced.