Natural label claims, probiotics and sodium reduction were among the topics that tickled tweeters’ fingertips from the recent Institute of Food Technologists 2012 show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here's a roundup of some tweets from the Engredea team and others from the show.
What do you foresee for the lutein market in 2012?
Lutein is going to be a strong ingredient in the coming year. Ever since we have been involved with lutein we have seen a steady expansion. Eye health is one of the top health concerns. Preventing AMD is one of lutein’s benefits. But I’d talk about overall eye-health because it is more encompassing.
Companies across the globe continue to scramble to find ways to extract omega-3s from plant (or at least nonmarine) sources. Fish oil, and more recent arrival krill oil, have up to now led the omega-3s race, but a new breed of plant geneticists and food scientists are nipping at their heels.
Unilever - which has stated its own mission of creating a more sustainable supply chain through responsible sourcing - would be better off in the long run trying to find a way to either partner with Hampton Creek or at least use its success as inspiration for innovation....More