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Nutrimarketing, ProVeg International and GOED experts delivered guided tours in which they explained how leading companies responded to innovations in the F&B industry.
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Innovation tours by Nutrimarketing
The guided tour was led by the experts from Nutrimarketing, on the themes listed below. During the tour, the participants could visit the booths of the exhibitors responding to the latest trends in health and nutrition through innovation and hear from the companies themselves about their new products. Tour participants could learn about the different applications to see how it could benefit them and their business.
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Clean label 2.0: trust & traceability
The concept of clean label food and beverages - products containing clean and simple ingredients that consumers recognize - is nothing new, but it has been thrust into the spotlight over the past few years as health-conscious consumers want to know what they are putting into their bodies.
In the food & beverage industry global sales of clean label products hit US$165 billion in 2015 and are projected to reach $180 billion by 2020. Consumers are increasingly looking for products made with simple ingredients they are familiar with, traditionally and sustainably processed by real people with total transparency about animal wellbeing and the origins of the ingredients.
The boom in the organic market (US$87.3 bn in 2015 and expected to reach US$212 bn by 2020) is one of the consequences of the need for reassurance that people are searching for.
- CBI 8L92
CBI present an organic and gluten free line of quinoa, produced with a new traceability app that connects hundreds of small farmers.
In addition, they will present a line of maltodextrin-free micro-encapsulated fruit ingredients from Colombia.
- Triballat 8K60
Triballat’s company mission is to deliver a healthy diet from the field to the table. They control the whole supply chain including farming and agriculture. They work with their local farmers and manufacture most of their ingredients and finished products offering perfect traceability. Their products MPC and SOJYFIB exist in an organic version and are completely made in France.
- Berrico 8H107
Berrico is known for its extensive range of fully traceable berries: cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries and much more. Berrico is featuring a new product range: dried, sweetened vegetables. These veggies give flavour and colour to muesli, granola, nut mixes, cereal bars and other products. These veggies can be used as a sweet... this is a completely new concept!
- Rousselot 8G71
Rousselot will explain how bioactive or functional collagen solutions can support formulators who want to reduce the ingredient lists of their finished products and boost the nutritional value of their products. All while achieving the perfect texture, taste and appearance.
- NSF Health Science 8P125
For the first time, dietary supplement ingredient suppliers can use the on-label, NSF DNA Authenticated™ mark to verify the identity and purity of raw ingredients. Through the new NSF DNA Authenticated™ verification program, NSF provides in-depth testing, providing a highly accurate picture of a product and its overall quality. In addition to DNA authentication of the target species, the NSF DNA Authenticated™ verification program also screens for contamination, including common adulterants, toxic adulterants, allergens and fillers.
- Matrix Fine Science 8J50
Matrix Fine Science have developed natural vitamin E from sunflowers - an inherently non-GMO and non-allergen crop. The product offers a replacement to soy derived tocopherols thereby helping achieve a "clean label' product and increasing consumer appeal.
- International Taste Solution 8B91
ITS is proud to present the new Cleannovation Platform to offer high quality, clean label and traceable solutions to the food and beverage industry.The Cleannovation Plaform is composed of an extensive catalogue of clean label taste and texture solutions with both ready-to-use and custom made options. It also has a highly experienced team of experts ready to assist food manufacturers who want to develop clean label, healthy products. Finally, the platform provides acess to world-class innovation facilities, which include an onsite flavour creation lab, applications suite, state-of-the-art test bakery facilities and a pilot plant
- Cambridge Commodities 8N136
Cambridge Commodities preset a high quality CBD oil, containing less than 0.03% THC It is fully traceable and trusted from a European source of hemp, with a safe and legal supply chain.
- Lonza 8A41
- Lonza’s innovative delivery system offers a vibrant appearance for distinctive branding, without the use of E-numbers on the label. As the latest addition to the Capsugel plant-based capsule portfolio, Vcaps® Plus food colored capsules are suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets and can support customers in formulating true clean label solutions.
- Naturex : 8G51
Naturex’s SWEOAT®, is a new oat betaglucan solution which offers cardiovascular health benefits. It currently has EFSA authorized 3 health claims. The SWEOAT® range can also be used as a natural thickener and stabilizer.
- Friesland Campina 8C51
FrieslandCampina will present their Nutri Whey Isolate Clear (WPI with clear drinks functionality) and Nutri Whey Native
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According to EUFIC’s definition "Personalised nutrition is looking at the complex interaction between nutrients and genes to create tailored diets which complement a person's unique genetic profile. Not only will personalised nutrition optimise the health of the individual, but it may also work on a larger scale to help prevent society-wide diseases such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and malnutrition".
Targeting specific individual needs, not only age & gender, but also microbiota and DNA is a new challenge for manufacturers.
- Fonterra 8M60
Fonterra’s global ingredients brand, will be showcasing a new fast digesting milk protein ingredient : SureProtein™ Fast MPC. This is a new protein that targets active lifestyle and sports customers. SureProtein™ Fast MPC 4868 is NZMP’s latest milk protein concentrate innovation. The ingredient “significantly increases the rate of amino acid digestion and absorption after consumption.” It is said to be an “optimal source of rapidly digestible milk proteins, providing muscles with a higher level of amino acids within the first two hours of consumption compared to standard milk protein offerings.
- Arla 8A40
Arla will showcase a whey protein soda that is 100% whey based and crystal clear. High in protein, sugar fat free it is targeted towards beverage manufacturers.
They will also promote a innovative solution within yogurt: a super skyr solution with the highest protein content yet (27 g protein in a 150 g serving), but with a very smooth texture.
Finally, they will demo a new protien bar ingredient that reduces hardness (60%) and improves chewiness (45%).
- Hempro 8E100
rnational have successfully developed a pure vegetable, high-quality protein powder made from hemp with a protein content of 70%. It is organic and free from allergens and gluten. This suits the growing number of people who aim for a healthy and nutrition-conscious lifestyle or who suffer from allergies or food intolerances. As well as a high percentage of hemp protein, this product also contains omega 6 and 3 in a perfect ratio of 3:1, all eight essential amino acids, iron and other micronutrients. This makes it a perfect addition to healthy diet, especially for sportsmen. 100% plant-based, it is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Quantum Hi Tech 8C20
QHT is a hi-tech enterprise specializing in prebiotic (FOS & GOS) product research and development, production and sales. They study the micro-ecological differences in human body and are currently focusing on studying personalized infant nutrition, specifically the human milk oligosaccharides (HMO). In QHT's latest research, they found that HMO component and content vary greatly and are closely associated with the mother’s genes, ethnic, territory, lifestyle and the living environment. QHT has identified that the content of each component in HMO should to be adjusted according to the needs of the baby - the HMO formula product should be personalized to each infant's need to achieve the most ideal effect.
- Fazer Mill 8K82
Fazer has developed a unique enzyme-based solution, that provides a low-FODMAP feature for wheat and rye baking. Fazer Research has discovered fructanase, an enzyme with unique features, and developed it into Fazer LOFO™ improver. This innovation breaks the fructan down into more easily digestible units during the baking process. Fazer LOFO™ has proven to decrease the fructan content of bread by more than 50 % compared to reference products.
- Astareal 8G80
Astareal will present the German biozoom services. Using an optical measuring procedure, biozoom® devices detect biomarkers in the skin that reflect the body’s antioxidant status. In this way, the technology provides a non-invasive way to measure carotenoid levels in the skin.
- Herbal Creation 8Q78
Herbal Creations is a leading herbal extracts and phyto chemicals manufacturer. They are launching a range of 9 capsules with different benefits to support diabetes , UTI, memory loss and reducing weight etc
- Biofortis 8J70
Biofortis is a leading C.R.O specialized in designing and running of experimental, pre-clinical and clinical research projects, with unique nutrition and microbiome analytical services including:
- Internal Clinical Investigation Centers and Central Lab capabilities
- Management of local and multi-center projects
- Extensive experience with microbiota tool box and metagenomics services, from sample collection to analytical processes and biostatistics
- Link with Sensory and Consumers insight for pharma/OTC companies
- Ingredia 8G61
In 2050, 22% of the global population will be over 60. Elderly people want to enjoy a healthy ageing, preserving health through their diet. Ingredia has developed 3 new concepts dedicated to these health-conscious consumers.
- Dairy snack with 13.5% proteins that could be eaten by hand
- High protein yogurt with 6% proteins and calcium
- High protein beverage with 12% protein that avoid hunger during night
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Healthy mind & body: cognitive & immune health
Hectic lifestyles combined with the rise in the number of health conscious consumers are driven the growth of both cognitive and immune health markets.
The market for brain health supplements was valued at US$ 2.3 bn in 2015, and is expected to reach US$ 11.6 bn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 19.6% from 2016 to 2024, while by the end of 2025, the global market for immune health supplements is likely to exceed a valuation of US$ 25 bn (from US$ 14 bn in 2017) which were valued respectively at US$14 bn in 2017. Vitamins & minerals, omega 3, probiotics and prebiotics and botanicals are the leading ingredients of the trend.
- Leiber 8A70
Beta-Glucan is a natural and effective high quality ingredient made from brewers’ yeast that supports immune health. The high quality raw material brewers’ yeast is the source for Leiber’s natural ingredient without additives, Yestimun®. Due to the purity of the beta-glucan structure, it has an excellent recognition by immune cells. This has been scientifically proven through several clinical studies showing a significant reduction in common cold infections during winter. Further it is proved, that Beta-Glucan has a positive effect on the mental health – especially in stress situations.
- Fonterra 8M60
SureStart™ is NZMP’s paediatric ingredients brand, responsible for providing dairy solutions to business customers within the pediatric space. Milk from mammals contains globules of fat. The outer layer of these globules are called milk fat globule membrane (MFGM). SureStart™ MFGM Lipids are inspired by the milk fat profile of human breast milk for use in Paediatric application. Evidence suggests that MFGM and its bio-active components, such as certain proteins and complex milk lipids, including phospholipids and gangliosides, may play an important role in brain development, cognition, protection and digestive health.
- Gee Lawson 8E71
Gee Lawson incorporate 4 different ingredients to develop products to support cognitive and immune health. Bacognize is enhanced by the additional health benefits of phosphatidyl serine, well-known ingredient for mood and mental focus. They also use the advantages of iodine and vitamin C from a health claim point of view. The iodine they promote - PureSea - is a natural, organic seaweed, sourced and manufactured to sustainable and high quality standards in pristine Scottish waters. The vitamin C comes from the well-known brand Ester-C, unique and patented form of calcium ascorbate-threonate that offers quick absorbtion, 24-hour retention in the immune system. It also has a neutral ph which makes the product gentle to the stomach.
- Excelvite 8H45
ExcelVite is the first company in the world to extract tocotrienol from non-GM Malaysian palm oil via a proprietary molecular distillation technology. Their product, EVNol SupraBio™, contains a novel self-emulsifying delivery system (SEDS) that guarantees tocotrienol absorption is increased by up to three times, overcoming the common low and erratic absorption issues of oil-soluble vitamins. The specially formulated EVNol SupraBio™ bioenhanced tocotrienol complex allows tocotrienols to be absorbed and delivered to major human organs including the brain, as shown in the first tocotrienol tissue distribution study published in The Journal Of Nutrition. EVNol SupraBio™ has been and is currently used in several human clinical trials in Malaysia and the USA. Most notably, neuroprotection studies conducted in the USA are funded by the US National Institutes of Health and have been ongoing for almost 2 decades – progressing from in vitro, small and large animals and currently, on human clinical trial.
- Van Eeghen 8M080
Van Eeghen’s VitaCholine is brand of choline salts which differentiates on quality, science and market research. It has been approved for use in the EU with 3 health claims. Choline complements DHA as a building block for brain cells, and supports the increased utilisation of the PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids).
Spectra™ is a new dawn in our understanding of how fruits, vegetables and herbs positively interact and influence the immune system in the human body. A mix of 29 fruit, vegetable and herbal extracts have shown to reduce free radicals in the body, boost Nitric Oxide levels and spike cellular oxygen consumption.
- Evolva 8Q70
Evolva is a pioneer in sustainable, fermentation-based ingredients and products for health and nutrition. Their flagship ingredient is the powerful healthy ageing ingredient Veri-te™ resveratrol. As we age, decreased blood flow to the brain, increased inflammation and other normal neurobiological changes, together with diet and lifestyle play a role in the cognitive aging process. Evolva is committed to expanding cutting-edge research to better understand the role resveratrol plays in cognitive health.
- Bionap 8K123
Bionap’s COGNIGRAPE™ is a powder extract of red grape juice from Sicilian varieties, clinically proven to support cognitive functions involved in age-related decline. It is a standardized solid extract obtained from an grape variety that is extremely rich in anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins. COGNIGRAPE™ supplementation has been clinically proven to: support brain functions and activities after 12 weeks of supplementation; improve several cognitive skills in healthy older subjects, such as attention, language, visuo-spatial/constructional abilities and immediate and delayed memory; provide interesting benefits in general mood status, specifically related to depression and anxiety.
- CBI 8L92
CBI will present a purple corn containing high amounts of ofanthocyanin and phenolic compounds. They will also present a rich lucuma shake with crunchy maca and cacao nibs that help re-energise and sharpen the mind. Lucuma is filled with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, calcium and potassium. It serves as a natural sweetener and energizer. Cacao nibs contain antioxidants, magnesium and potassium. Maca is chock-full of vitamins, including B1, B2, C, and E. It also contains calcium, zinc, iron, and essential amino acids
- Triballat 8K60
In 2019, Triballat will commercialize the first broccoli seed ingredient with stabilised sulforaphane and backed by clinical studies. This will support immune health and also detox and glucose control for healthy nutrition.
- Beneo 8A51
Beneo will present healthy breakfast options for kids to support cognitive performance and natural immune defense
- Omya 8N126
Omya has developed holistic product concepts for effective energy management, based on vitamins, energy boosting ingredients and multifunctional mineral carriers, supporting mental health and physical activity. Omyasprint is a fast disintegrating Orally Dispersible Tablet (ODT) based on Omyapharm and Vitamin B12. Omyapharm, a multifunctional mineral excipient, provides excellent carrier properties while ensuring high mechanical stability and fast disintegration at the same time. Vitamin B12 helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue. Omyafit is a delicious energy boost full of calcium, vitamins and energy.
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Innovation tour by ProVeg
ProVeg is a leading international food awareness organisation working across four continents, with ongoing plans for future expansion. We strive for a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet. ProVeg inspires and motivates people to live a more plant-based lifestyle. ProVeg collaborates with the food industry, governments and public institutions to improve the taste, ease, and accessibility of plant-based food.
Plant-based Products Guided Tour
One of the food and beverage categories that is experiencing the largest growth right now is plant-based products; it’s actually experiencing growth at a faster rate than the food and beverage industry as a whole. The dairy alternative market is projected to grow to $19.5 billion by 2020, which represents a 15.5 percent increase from 2015. Burgeoning consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics is spurring the popularity of plant-based ingredients and products.
Duplaco is a Dutch producer of heterotrophically cultured Chlorella micro-algae. These micro-algae have a unique taste and are high quality. Duplaco’s Chlorella micro-algae have a high protein content and contain all the essential amino acids. Therefore, they fit perfectly within a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, they contain many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids and dietary fibres. Because of the high nutritional values the Duplaco micro-algae are very suitable for food products.
AGRANA is an internationally oriented Austrian company, which adds value to agricultural commodities to create a variety of products for the processing industry. AGRANA represents best product quality, optimal service as well as innovative ideas and expertise in product development. AGRANA Starch processes corn, potatoes and wheat into high-quality starch products by using modern, environmentally friendly methods. AGRANA supplies its customers with organic and non-GMO starch specialties and guarantees the traceability of raw materials back to their origin as well as their availability and quality.
Agrana is going to present their product AGENOVUM. An organic vegan egg substitute based on wheat and corn. It is suitable for a variety of applications in the bakery industry such as muffins, cookies and cakes. In addition, it can be used for pancakes, biscuits, dumplings and crispy breading. The clean label product AGENOVUM gives the opportunity for vegan bakery products and significant cost savings on liquid-whole-egg. AGENOVUM can be stored under ambient conditions and is easy to use. This is vegan ingredient power made in Austria!
- Improved Nature
Our mission is to assist you with the best Plant Protein Nature Offers. We are allowing fast track to market, cutting R&D costs and an easy to adopt ingredient to match the fastest growing segment in the food market. Founded in 2015 based in North Carolina, Improved Nature's strategy is to focus on B to B business partners, supporting the Prepared Food Manufacturers, Food Service, Institutional Kitchens, Restaurants and PL to meet the new Plant Based Protein Culinary Excellence. Sustainable & Nutritious Plate Center entries, allowing Chefs to prepare Creative Gourmet dishes, to please the Carnivores, Flexitarians, Vegetarians and Vegans. Together we make everyone win and the world a better Place.
Avebe innovates, together with farmers and customers, healthy, nutritious and eco-friendly food ingredients, based on potato, to contribute to a sustainable food system. A perfect example of such a food ingredient is Perfectasol™, a range of texture solutions ideally suited to meet today’s leading consumer demand for plant-based and allergen-free products. Perfectasol™C can be used in plant-based foamed candy like aerated jellies and deposited marshmallows. Perfectasol™D is the product of choice for plant-based dairy alternatives like cheese and yoghurt.
- Alland & Robert
Alland & Robert is a manufacturer of ingredients coming from natural tree exudates, with a strong focus on acacia gum. Acacia gum is an entirely natural, vegetal and safe ingredient, widely used in the food industry as a fiber or for its numerous functional properties. Alland & Robert is an international leader and an expert of natural gums, selling products worldwide, and investing massively in R&D to offer the best quality of gums.
SternVitamin is going to present their insights about their newest developments in the field of premixes for vegans.
GreenFood50 quinoa ingredients enhance plant-based food products with taste, texture and high quality proteins. Our ingredients are produced from low in saponin quinoa seeds cultivated in The Netherlands. GreenFood50 is based at Wageningen Campus.
To demonstrate the unique position of ADM in the industry, with a broad range of functional ingredients combined with our technical expertise and application know how, we have created this one-stop-shopping ”portfolio-bite” bar concept. Connecting the harvest to the home, we can offer single ingredients, solutions and recipes, as well as full concepts to customers.
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Innovation Tour by GOED
More than 201 million EU consumers, about 40% of the total population, don't consume any source of EPA & DHA omega-3s. This provides an enormous opportunity for market growth and the ingredient supply industry is positioned to influence these consumers with more offerings. In the past few years, newer higher-value sources have been developed to address unmet consumer needs or appeal to different consumers.
Innovation Tour: Omega-3s (EPA/DHA) - Opportunities for Success
Algarithm™ has Omega 3’s Figured Out. We provide high quality, algal Omega-3 solutions for a wide range of food, beverage, and dietary supplement (including infant) applications. With our plant-based, toxin-free and sustainable ingredients, we are revolutionizing functional ingredient sourcing in the food, beverage and dietary supplement industry. Algarithm’s™ AlphaMega3 algal Omega-3 (DHA) oil stands apart from other plant based DHA sources due to its flavor and odor characteristics (or lack thereof) and superior stability.
- Golden Omega
A unique offering from Golden Omega producing high-quality Omega-3 concentrates sourced from the richest fishing ground for anchovy in the world with 3rd party certification, with the ability to deliver in various formats to address the needs of consumers. Whether through gummies, protein bars, instant beverages, chewable tablets or through hard tablets in combination with other active ingredients, Golden Omega is delivering solutions for innovation.
Bruker Optics will present the TANGO FT-NIR spectrometer, a touch-screen operated, easy- to-use tool for the analysis of marine oils. With the TANGO, you will be able to analyze DHA, EPA and other Omega-3 fatty acids, total Omega-3 content as well as oxidation parameters like Peroxide Value and Anisidine Value within seconds without any sample preparation.
Family owned and operated Organic Technologies manufactures a complete range of MSC-certified AlaskOmega® Omega-3 concentrates and natural fish oils and has just recently added two new Omega-7 ingredients to its growing line of bulk AlaskOmega® ingredients. Alaskomega®, produced solely from Wild Alaskan Pollock, leads the market in terms of Freshness with a Total Oxidation (TOTOX) maximum of 5. AlaskOmega® further offers finished dosage solutions via its European subsidiary (AlaskOmega® AG) to ensure a fully traceable, flexible and less complex supply chain to its customers, who benefit from AlaskOmega’s established network of manufacturing partners.
Evonik has launched its innovative high-concentration Omega-3 lysine powder complex AvailOm®. AvailOm® is the highest-load Omega-3 powder in its class with a minimum of 45 percent EPA and DHA by weight. A single, small tablet made from AvailOm® can deliver the same Omega-3 fatty acid uptake as two large fish oil softgel capsules. In addition to delivering unmatched protection against oxidation based upon three years of stability data, it is also direct compressible and can be customized to meet specific formulation requirements.
Vesteraalens will present a natural Omega 3 oil with a very high sensory quality. We will present examples of functional food applications that have utilized this oil to launch new and innovative products to the market.
Aker BioMarine – Superba Boost krill oil
Krill oil is much more than just an omega-3 supplement. In addition to omega-3 EPA and DHA, with the naturally occurring choline levels in our krill oil, Superba Boost qualifies for 4 EU approved health claims. Further, the phospholipid structure of krill oil means the omega-3 are better utilized by the body resulting in higher cellular incorporation. Join the tour and come by our booth 8F70 to find out how krill oil can grow your product line and raise your omega-3 levels.
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