D.D. Williamson, Louisville, Ky., named Pui Yeu (Rei) Phoon as the winner of its Beverage Coloring Competition. Chairman and CEO, Ted Nixon, presented the trophy at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 11-14 in New Orleans, after which she answered questions about her novel color application and poster.

Phoon is a graduate student in food science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. Her winning entry was a citrus-flavored beverage fortified with beta-carotene, a bioactive lipid antioxidant that contributes both vitamin A and coloring. The system used to deliver the beta-carotene is the novelty of the beverage.

Phoon was one of many students from 11 universities that entered the competition. D.D. Williamson invites IFT Student Association members to submit abstracts in November for the 2011-12 Coloring Competition. The company expanded the competition to two categories – food and beverage.

For details, please visit http://www.naturalcolors.com/studentcompetition.aspx.