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.
Consumers want more: more transparency, more healthy ingredients, more energy. And also, consumers want less: Less gluten, less allergen triggers, less GMOs. How are these desires translating to new product development?
Recently, a new organization that's yet to even formally announce itself made news for declaring its intention to define natural. The new group, called the Organic and Natural Health Association, plans to hold a series of meetings as part of a transparent process that engages consumers as well as industry....More