Food Technology

Food Technology introduces the TMS-Pro Food Texture Measurment System. The TMS-Pro was designed as an affordable alternative to many of the high-priced test systems currently available. With a capacity of 1,000 Newtons (225lbs) in compression or tension, the TMS-Pro can handle the toughest applications. The system comes complete with the Texture Lab Pro software package for Windows PCs and an FX-1,000 Newton intelligent load cell.

Food Technology Corp.

703/444-1870

www.foodtechcorp.com

Degussa, business unit Food Ingredients

After successful completion of a controlled human clinical trial, Degussa introduces a new double-fermented wheat fiber that has a defined low-glycemic index. In addition to the effects of Degussa's new natural product on body weight and relevant parameter of blood glucose management, the effects on blood lipids were tested in comparison to a leading commercial meal replacement product in overweight pre-diabetics. The consumption of Degussa's new product resulted in significant body weight reduction and improvement of blood glucose parameters.

Degussa, business unit Food Ingredients

+49-8621-86-0

www.degussa-foodingredients.com

Taiyo International Inc.

One of the potential downsides of iron fortification in foods and beverages is the development of organoleptic changes, as seen with the water-soluble iron fortificant ferrous sulfate. Taiyo's iron fortification ingredient SunActive® Fe does not have these negative drawbacks. And the new news, SunActive Fe has achieved self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status. An independent panel of scientific experts determined that SunActive Fe is safe and is GRAS for its intended use as a nutrient supplement/ fortificant in foods. SunActive Fe is a micronized super-dispersible iron without iron flavor or color-changing potential. Although the components of SunActive Fe were already considered GRAS by FDA, Taiyo chose to take the extra step and affirm the safety of SunActive Fe as a stand-alone ingredient.

Taiyo International Inc.

763/398-3003

www.sunactivefe.com

GTC Nutrition

GTC Nutrition has released results from a recent study conducted on CalciLife™ prebiotic mineral formulation. Results indicate that CalciLife, which is a combination of Aquamin F™, a sea plant-derived mineral source rich in calcium and magnesium, and NutraFlora® scFOS®, a prebiotic fiber that enhances calcium absorption and retention, was shown to increase absorption and retention of calcium, as well as increase bone mineral density. CalciLife has application in an array of foods and beverages, including dairy.

GTC Nutrition

303/216-2489

www.gtcnutrition.com

TIC Gums

Yogurt manufacturers looking for ways to diversify their product lines with cost-effective, reliable and versatile processes and ingredients can turn to TIC Gums for innovative solutions. The company has developed a proprietary blend of gums and starches specifically designed for yogurt applications. For example, TIC Pretested® Dairyblend YG AG is a blend of starches, agar and pectin that provides a creamy mouthfeel for both vat-set and cup-set processes. Beyond its gelatin-free status, the system offers other benefits such as rapid hydration and a smooth mouthfeel. It is shear tolerant, which allows a manufacturer to apply extra pumping from high-speed equipment.

TIC Gums

800/899-3953

www.ticgums.com

SPI Polyols Inc.

SPI Polyols now offers Maltisweet™ Crystalline Maltitol. Manufactured in the United States, the initial product offering is three different particle size options packaged in 1,000kg bulk bags and 25kg paper bags. SPI will work to customize particle size and packaging to meet the varied and growing needs of the market.

SPI Polyols Inc.

302/576-8600

www.spipolyols.com

Omron Electronics LLC

ZFV, a new compact size 2D smart vision sensor is available from Omron Electronics LLC. The sensor is designed to bring higher sensing speeds, greater efficiency and lower operating costs to sensing and vision applications. Speeds of 4, 6 or 12ms can be selected, and intelligent lighting optimizes image quality and the ability to adjust focus maximizes measurement accuracy. Images are transmitted digitally from sensor head to an amplifier and between amplifiers for clearer images. The ZFV sensor head offers a sensing view of 5mm to 50mm. Single-function or standard multifunction amplifiers are available as appropriate to the customer application.

Omron Electronics LLC

866/88-OMRON

www.packaging.omron.com

Advanced Instruments Inc.

The new SomaScope™ Analyzer from Advanced Instruments Inc., provides a cost effective way for dairy labs to quantify somatic cells in unpasteurized milk and identify sub-clinical mastitis. The instrument features fluorescence flow cytometry and high-throughput, dual photomultipliers for outstanding accuracy. The unit's modular construction, including open access to the sample preparation unit and other components, allows easy maintenance and parts replacement. Accuracy and repeatability exceed industry standards for laboratory analyzers with a throughput rate of up to 400 samples an hour. A simple user interface makes it easy to operate and no external computer is required.

Advanced Instruments Inc.

800/364-8860

www.aicompanies.com

Glacier Computers

Glacier Computer, a leading developer of versatile and powerful industrial computer systems for harsh environments, has introduced a second version of its 10" GX 1000 series computers for forklifts. Based on customer demands for increased I/O, mini PCI slots and faster processing power, Glacier has added the GX-1000 B. The GX-1000 B establishes a new benchmark for forklift-mounted units by offering high-end PC-compatible computing power in a smaller form factor housing. The GX-1000 B boasts a low heat, highly efficient 1 GHz Via processor. The GX-1000 B offers a 10" color LCD screen, resistive touchscreen, internal UPS, Bluetooth, and soft shutdown feature. A solid state Compact Flash hard drive accommodates cold or vibration-intensive environments.

Glacier Computers

603/882-1560

www.glaciercomputer.com

FKI Logistex

A new stainless steel conveyor is available from FKI Logistex, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions. Built in rugged stainless steel and fully rated for product washdown, FKI Logistex Stainless Steel Conveyor is designed to meet the needs of food, beverage, and consumer goods manufacturers. With side frames built in 304 polished stainless steel and all fabricated parts available in stainless steel, the FKI Logistex Stainless Steel Conveyor can be wet-cleaned after production runs. Its corrosion-resistant construction reduces wear and tear and extends conveyor component life over traditional non-stainless designs. FKI Logistex Stainless Steel Conveyor expands on the proven FKI Logistex Accumat® rollerless conveying system. Like Accumat, the stainless steel conveyor uses a modular plastic-belt conveying surface, eliminating the need for rollers and providing a continuous surface for product conveying. The belted surface also decreases the number of moving parts.

FKI Logistex

314/993-4700

www.fkilogistex.com

General Machinery Corporation

A more convenient sanitary conveyor has been introduced by General Machinery Corporation. Without tools, the new conveyor can be fully disassembled, including the belt removal, and readied for complete wash down in less then 5 minutes. A cantilever seamless stainless frame is the centerpiece. Standard equipment includes a totally enclosed electrical system; a stainless steel, T.E. AC motorized pulley, on/off variable speed control unit, E-stop cable pull system, endless FDA conveyor belt, stainless steel in-feed hopper, discharge chute, and casters. The new conveyor is designed for sanitary operation. It is easy to operate, and has very low maintenance. This conveyor can be built to suit a customer's specific requirements.

General Machinery Corporation

888/243-6622

www.genmac.com

David Michael Unveils Renovated Website

It's a new year and a new look for David Michael & Co., Philadelphia, which recently renovated its website: www.dmflavors.com. The new site provides David Michael's clients and prospects a valuable portal to the company. Users can learn about the history of David Michael and its more than 27,000 flavors and stabilizers, as well as its technical departments, experience and capabilities. Other features include monthly recipes, company news, job postings and a sign up form for Fast Track Fast Trends™ email updates. Users can also register to receive a free copy of the report "Children's Choices for Eating Healthy."