TABASCO Brand Ingredients’ booth at the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago will feature grilled steaks seasoned with TABASCO Brand Dry Red Flavoring, cinnamon roll ice cream and co-branded products such as Hormel Hot & Spicy Chili, Vlasic Kosher Dill Spears, Slim Jim, Dean’s Dips, Cheez-It Crackers and Heinz Ketchup Kick’rs. IFT attendees are invited to come by and register to win a gift basket valued at more than $600.
TABASCO Brand Ingredients
Avery Island, La.
Caravan Ingredients’ Strong Tortilla overcomes the two major obstacles in mass-produced wraps — sticking and tearing. A 6% base ensures cold roll-ability for great-performing and -tasting sandwiches. The base contains unique anti-sticking technology to stop the tortillas sticking in the packaging reducing time and waste in foodservice applications. Strong Tortilla is available in paste form in 28-lb. cartons. The tortillas have 0 g. of trans per serving and require no additional fat or shortening.
Caravan Ingredients
Lenexa, Kan.
Avatar Corp. offers a broad range of certified organic release agents and vegetable oils for use in baking and food applications. Avatar employs leading-edge, scraped-surface heat exchanger technology for the manufacture of products such as food-grade greases and cosmetic butters, which require rapid setting of their crystal structures. Specializing in custom, certified-organic formulations, Avatar provides complete organic processing and packaging capabilities.
Avatar Corp.
University Park, Ill.
QA ProductsTwinQuins Pink Ribbon blend combines pink ribbons with white sprinkles, perfect for cookies, cupcakes or cakes. For each case of product sold, QA Products will donate $1 to help fund breast cancer research. With many of the fundraising walks starting in May, the idea is timely and hits home with consumers. This product is packaged 4/6# cartons per case and is kosher pareve.
QA Products
Elk Grove Village, Ill.
DOLE Frozen Fruits offer an expanded selection of varieties, packs and forms, including aseptic concentrate and purees. DOLE Frozen Fruits’ industrial line includes a ready supply of popular ingredient choices, including bananas, apricots, peaches (both freestone and cling), strawberries, pineapple and more.
DOLE Food Co.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Gum Technology’s Coyote Brand Stabilizer Butter Fat Replacer is an all-natural blend that can be used to prepare reduced-fat baked goods by replacing part of the butter. It improves texture and adds pliability and fiber in products such as cookies, scones, pie crusts and muffins. The butter fat replacer is also excellent in helping to remove some of the fat in dairy products, as well.
Gum Technology Corp.
Tucson, Ariz.
Tate & Lyle’s ENRICH service for bakery products now includes ingredient systems for cereal bars and sandwich crackers. ENRICH focuses on three main areas: Digestive Health and Immunity, Obesity and Weight Management, and Children’s Health. Cereal Bar ENRICH prototypes contain B vitamins and can be labeled “high in fiber,” “a source of protein,” and “a source of” the included vitamins. Sandwich Cracker ENRICH is available for both a cracker layer and filling. Finished products made with it contain 6 g. of dietary fiber per 28 g. serving, which is approximately 24% of the daily recommended dietary fiber intake.
Tate & Lyle
Decatur, Ill.
Vita-Pakt Citrus Products Co. has introduced organic Wild Sunflower Root flour, a whole-food ingredient that’s also a rich, low-calorie and low-glycemic source of prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS), inulin (56%) and other dietary fibers (10%) that nurture the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.  It contains significant levels of protein (13%) and arginine (3%), an amino acid associated with natural body tissue repair and immune health, as well. Wild Sunflower Root is derived from the tuber of a wild sunflower, helianthus tuberosus L., native to North America. It also is erroneously labeled as “Jeruselum Artichoke.” It can be used in breads, nutrition bars, cereals and other foods at levels ranging from 1% to 3%.
Vita-Pakt Citrus Products Co.
Covina, Calif.
The Scoular Co. offers organic, chemical-free soy TVP (textured vegetable product), soy flour, soy grits and soy/rice grits. The products will also be available in a conventional non-GMO form. The TVP is a meat analog, while the flour is for pasta, baked goods and beverages. The soy grits are for use in breakfast cereal, energy bars and soy milk beverages. The soy/rice grits will be marketed to nutritional bar manufacturers.
The Scoular Co.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Puratos’ new Sapore range of ready-to-use flavors and sourdoughs recaptures traditional bread flavors by invigorating and enhancing the taste without further need for skilled labor or lengthy fermentation.
Puratos Corp.
Cherry Hill, N.J.
Minsa Corp. offers certified organic corn masa flour, produced through the nixtamalization process. This process leaves the corn flavor intact and provides an authentic taste that can’t be duplicated. Minsa prides itself in meeting market demands with naturally grown corn for the snack food industry.
Minsa Corp.Muleshoe, Texas 1-800-852-8291
Pro-Formance shortenings, margarines and oils from Bunge Oils deliver trans-reduction performance to finished foods with products such as its Vream RighT all-purpose shortening, Tri-Co RighT dough shortening for breads, Victor RighT margarine for cakes and icings, Puff RighT margarine for pastries and Nutra-Clear HS spray oil.
Bunge Oils
St. Louis