Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel ice cream, developed by SensoryEffects, was selected as the most innovative prototype flavor, and Perry's Ice Cream's Sour Buddie Bars were named the most innovative novelty, at the annual Ice Cream Technology Conference of the International Dairy Foods Association. Perry's Red Velvet also was selected as the most innovative ice cream flavor. The contest is sponsored by Dairy Foods. The conference, held in early March, featured presentations about sensory evaluation and product concept testing, implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, ice cream's place in a healthy diet, new and traditional sweetener options, and sustainability in the frozen dessert industry.