D.D. Williamson created a student competition to encourage learning about naturally derived coloring used in beverage applications and to link students with the food ingredient industry. The winning student will receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2011 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 11-15, 2011 in New Orleans. 

“We’re spreading the excitement of working with color to create more alluring beverages,” said Margaret Lawson, vice president, science and innovation for the Louisville, Ky.-based company. “Students will use their technical skills to develop a beverage and learn how nature offers food coloring sources that can function as alternatives to synthetic sources.”

The competition is open to all active members of the IFT Student Association (IFTSA). Abstract submissions are due by Nov. 15, and the winner will be notified by April 15, 2011.

Go to http://www.naturalcolors.com/studentcompetition for more information.
About D.D. Williamson
Color with Confidence -- D.D. Williamson's wide array of natural coloring, along with its sought-after caramel color, helps sell 1.5 billion servings of foods and beverages every day. D.D. Williamson improves the allure of foods and beverages through visual appeal. A trusted and recognized provider of color solutions for the food and beverage industry, the company operates nine manufacturing sites on five continents. Visit http://www.ddwilliamson.com for more information.

About IFT
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a non-profit scientific society with more than 20,000 individual members working in food science, food technology and related professions in industry, academia and government. IFT serves as a conduit for multidisciplinary science thought leadership, championing the use of sound science through knowledge sharing, education and advocacy. For more information on IFT, visit www.ift.org.