2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Global Food Forums staff gives a hardy thank you to the following suppliers for their enthusiastic support of our 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar. Their contributions make it possible for us to provide all of our attendees with a more robust and richer educational and networking experience.

Tabletop exhibits offer attendees the ability to obtain, in-person, information on commercially-available ingredients to assist in the formulation of weight management products. Sponsorships and exhibits also provide suppliers an excellent opportunity for competitive differentiation, visibility/brand building and one-on-one business discussions with key R&D decision-makers.

Special Report Sponsor and an Exhibitor

PrintIngredion offers a wide range of ingredients that food, beverage and supplement manufacturers can add to their products and deliver science-based weight management and satiety benefits. In addition to soluble and insoluble fibers that reduce caloric content, Ingredion has two ingredients that impact satiety and caloric consumption–HI-MAIZE® resistant starch and our newest product, WEIGHTAIN® satiety system. In clinical studies WEIGHTAIN was shown to reduce caloric intake by 50-100 calories at the next meal and significantly reduced hunger feelings.

Tuesday Breakfast and Lunch Sponsor and an Exhibitor

Phase 2Phase 2 Carb Controller® is the first clinically studied extract of the white bean and the only ingredient with two separate structure/function claims for starch reduction and weight loss. It is a natural, GRAS, non-stimulant ingredient for use in a variety of functional foods. Sensory evaluations have shown that phase 2 does not affect the taste or texture of foods, nor does it replace any of the ordinary ingredients for most recipes.

Tuesday A.M. Break and Attendee In-Conference Gift and an Exhibitor

Founded in 1895, Nexira is a global leader in natural ingredients and botanical extracts for food, nutrition and dietary supplements.Nexira first built its reputation as the world leader in acacia gum and now manufactures a wide range of natural ingredients with proven health benefits, such as Fibregum™, a source of soluble dietary fiber coming from 100%-natural acacia gum. Offering a minimum of 90% soluble fiber, Fibregum™ is clean label and available in organic grades.Clinical studies have demonstrated the numerous health benefits of Fibregum™ and its prebiotic properties at a daily dose of six grams.

Fibregum™ is the perfect gentle, healthy and convenient solution to meet your clean label requirements.

Monday Evening Reception and an Exhibitor

ztrimZ-Trim is a highly functional Food Ingredient that is used by a growing number of food formulators seeking greater functionality and product performance than they can get from starches, gums, fats and other ingredients. These performance attributes have been proven beneficial in dressings and sauces, dairy, bakery and meat applications. Made from natural sources, either oat hulls or corn bran, Z-Trim assists food formulators in keeping clean labels, short and consumer-friendly.

Attendee Registration Desk Gift and an Exhibitor

Ardent Mills™, backed by its unrivaled technical support, exceptional customer service and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of 40 community mills, is the premier flour-milling and ingredient company born from two industry pioneers, ConAgra Mills® and Horizon Milling®. Responsive services and can-do people help customers stay ahead of the curve, drive growth, improve profitability and manage commodity risk. Working with the industry for the good of grain, Ardent Mills is a trusted partner in nurturing customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions.

Attendee Registraton Lanyard and Attendee Luggage Tag and an Exhibitor

American Casein Company (AMCO) offers products with excellent solubility and ingredients for low-fat, low-lactose and fortified applications. From exercise recovery drinks and bars to protein and calcium fortification, we support our partners with a wide variety of products. Our products include casein, caseinates, hydrolyzed proteins, complete milk proteins and our new product–SunSoy Pro™. With our expertise, quality product portfolio and value-added services, AMCO delivers a complete package for you to succeed in the ever-changing marketplace.

 Attendee Binder and an Exhibitor

International Fiber Corporation is committed to helping the food industry discover new approaches to formulating superior-tasting weight management foods. Every calorie counts, and adding insoluble fiber to foods lets you begin reducing calories while increasing satiety. It’s a straightforward approach to caloric reduction, which brings with it the natural health benefits of fiber. Make International Fiber Corporation your partner for weight management formulations.

 Attendee Hotel Keycard and an Exhibitor

Comax Flavors is a world leader in proprietary flavors technology and innovation. We are a full-service, family-owned company which has served the needs of clients in the food and beverage industries for more than 35 years. We offer a wide range of flavors, from sweet to dairy and from savory to bakery goods. Comax has a well-earned reputation for commercial success in creating natural flavors and WONFs.

 Attendee Bag and Keynote Speaker Scott Martling of International Food Network and an Exhibitor

Today’s food and beverage companies are challenged to balance nutrition, taste, convenience and value to deliver products that are preferred by consumers. As the world’s leading supplier of innovative nutrition and taste systems, Kerry is uniquely positioned to help our customers deliver that balance.Kerry’s nutrition and taste systems are underpinned by a strong food heritage, fundamental science and research, and are skillfully designed by the industry’s most talented, creative food and beverage professionals.

Attendee Notepad and an Exhibitor

Lactalis Ingredients, a top whey supplier in the world, and a division of dairy leader Groupe Lactalis, is proud to launch Pronativ in the U.S. Also known as Prolacta, this unique, native whey protein is obtained by mechanical filtration of milk. It provides an undenatured amino-acid profile with a higher tryptophan, leucine and cystine content. This allows for better nutritional benefits than a regular WPC for infant formulas, sport nutrition and senior health management products, as well as providing greater functionalities (e.g., foaming and emulsification) for the food industry.

Speaker Kantha Shelke’s Presentation “From Amla to Zingiber”and an Exhibitor

Bioactives American Corporation is a supplier of science-based, clean label ingredients for food, beverage and nutraceutical applications. Our ingredients improve the health and quality of life of your consumers. We specialize in branded and standardized, self-affirmed GRAS ingredients for weight and blood sugar management. These include:

  • SALSULIN TM/Salacia oblonga Extract
  • AMLAAC TM/Water-soluble Amla Extract
  • CurQfen TM /Curcumin-Fenugreek complex
  • Garcinia cambogia water-soluble Extract
  • Black Seed Extract Red Kidney Bean Extract,  Green Coffee Bean water-soluble Extract

Product Sampling Station – Retrieval Products

 RQA, Inc. celebrates 25 years of excellence with the relaunch of its Retail Quality Audit, Brand Integrity, Consumer Complaint Retrieval, Product Retrieval and Recall Services! With our Crisis Management and RQA’s Food Forensics™ contaminant investigation services, RQA once again provides the most comprehensive support in the industry, from concept to consumption. Our Product Dynamics division offers product design, sensory research and consumer insight, integrating sound science with creative research to develop products that delight the consumer.

Tuesday P.M. Break and an Exhibitor

 Our DuPont™ Danisco® ingredient portfolio is comprised of ingredients that enable healthier nutritional profiles without compromising taste and texture. Our fibers, polyols and sweeteners, specialty proteins, hydrocolloids, emulsifiers and cultures are well-established for a variety of foods, beverages and dietary supplements. Four separate human clinical studies have been published to document and validate that our Litesse® polydextrose can enhance satiety and reduce energy intake. DuPont has strong science-based, regulatory and applications specialists available to help build your brand.

 A.M. Beverage Service

 U.S. dairy ingredients naturally add great taste, nutritional benefits, functionality, convenience and value to foods and beverages. The Global Marketing Program of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) works with food and beverage manufacturers to help innovate new or improved products that deliver consumer appeal. USDEC is a nonprofit, independent membership organization that represents the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, proprietary processors and cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders.

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 SunOpta adds value to natural, non-GMO and organic raw materials to produce a variety of grain-, fruit- and fiber-based ingredient solutions for food manufacturers. Included in our portfolio are a branded family of insoluble Oat, Soy, Cellulose and Rice Fibers perfect for enhancing dietary fiber content of products and meeting the demands of new regulatory standards and health-conscious consumers. We provide technical expertise to help customize formulations and natural processing techniques that differentiate products in the marketplace.


Stepan Lipid Nutrition is a global leader in the production and supply of scientifically sound, naturally derived lipid ingredients used in the food, nutrition and pharmaceutical industries to improve functional performance and nutritional health and well-being. Our patent-protected ingredients: CLARINOL® CLA, PINNOTHIN® pinenut oil, MARINOL® concentrated fish oils and NEOBEE® Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are sold to the weight management, sports nutrition, heart health and child nutrition segments.


BENEO offers a range of functional nutrients derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat. BENEO is a preferred partner to improve a product in its nutritional and technological characteristics. Key nutritional benefits include ‘less fat,’ ‘less sugar,’‘less calories,’‘added fiber,’ ‘blood sugar control,’ ‘gluten-free’ and dairy alternatives, as well as energy management and digestive, bone and dental health. Key technological benefits focus on taste and texture improvements.


Axiom Foods is the world’s first, largest and most innovative source for whole-grain brown rice ingredients, featuring Oryzatein® rice protein and Oryz-O-Lait™ rice milk. This company has been known for proprietary, chemical-free plant extraction methodologies, including rice, peas, sacha inchi, oats, etc. David Janow (CEO/ Founder) is dedicated to clinical research, including 2013 results showing Axiom’s rice protein is as good as whey at building muscles, and an upcoming satiety for weight management study.


Sensus America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer for Chicory Root Fiber (Inulin). Sensus will highlight its Sweet Liquid Fiber, Frutalose® SF75. It is a low-calorie, all-natural sweetener specifically designed to help manufacturers reduce sugar in their products, including sweet baked goods, dairy and cereal bars.


Enrich Your Expectations with Qorus™ Sweetener System. Celanese’s food ingredients business presents the Qorus™ sweetener system. Qorus enables you to balance sweetness and flavor to delight the consumer with pure, authentic taste. Formulating is easy with Qorus, and it helps to close the taste gap to full- sugar products. It is ideal for low- to no-calorie beverages, such as carbonated soft drinks, non-carbonated beverages, flavored waters, energy drinks, juice-based drinks, cocktails and flavored milk. Learn more and request a sample at Qorus.Celanese.com.


aebREAL egg ingredients perform more than 20 unique functions and can greatly assist in the formulation of weight management foods. Research suggests high-quality protein, from ingredients like REAL eggs, helps reduces hunger; boosts satiety; and reduces brain responses involved with food cravings; and may help manage weight. With all this functionality from a natural, consumer-friendly ingredient, why would you use anything else? Stop by our table to learn how REAL eggs can make REAL difference in your applications.


NIZO food research is innovative and one of the most advanced contract research companies in Europe. Since 1948, we have successfully assisted food and ingredient companies to make better foods and more profit.We offer a complete range of services in the areas of flavor-texture, gut health, process optimization and food safety, giving access to the latest food science and technology, and expertise in well-scoped projects. And what’s more, IP is for our clients. As a guiding principle, project results become the property of the client with whom we are working.


Penford Food Ingredients is a premier carbohydrate company that provides non-GMO potato, corn, tapioca, waxy maize and rice starches, resistant starches, specialty gums and customized ingredient systems for dairy, snacks, bakery, coatings, meats, confectionery, beverages and sauces. The full portfolio offers caloric-reduction technologies by way of fat and sugar reduction, and by way of replacing higher-caloric content with lower-caloric systems.


Since 1912, Bell Flavors and Fragrances has dedicated its resources and focus towards developing quality and innovative flavors for all sectors of the food and beverage industries. Bell brings superior customer service, high-quality products and creativity to every customer. Bell offers flavors in liquid, powder, spray dry and paste forms, with capabilities including flavor enhancers; masking agents; bitterness suppressors; and salt reducers; replacers and extenders. Bell has manufacturing facilities in six countries and sales offices in 40 countries.


In the food business for over a century, Ajinomoto has provided both tasty and healthful products to consumers. Literally translated, Ajinomoto means “the essence of taste.” Ajinomoto established its name with monosodium glutamate. Product offerings have expanded to include amino acids, artificial sweeteners, savory ingredients and specialty ingredients. Ajinomoto’s management philosophy is focused on making significant advances in food and health on a global basis. Ajinomoto provides the “essence of taste,” and it has done so without compromise for nearly 100 years. Providing products that not only taste good, but are good for you, is Ajinomoto’s promise.


DSM Nutritional Products, the global leader in nutrition, is the world’s premier producer of vitamins, carotenoids, custom nutrient blends, omega-3 and -6 LC PUFAs, and nutraceuticals to dietary supplement and food product manufacturers. DSM Nutritional Products has global R&D capabilities and an international network of technical service, production and distribution facilities.DSM offers a broad portfolio of innovative weight management solutions, such as Fabuless®, OatWell® and Custom Nutrient Premixes, addressing appetite-control, satiety and weight.


PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer and marketer of high-quality, scientifically supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources and service, PLT Health Solutions is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow. Please see us for ingredients like Vibrant Harvest™ Whole Food Powders, uniquely providing all the nutrients, flavor, color and aroma of fruits and vegetables; and Satiereal® and Adipromin™, clinically studied weight management ingredients.


Joint venture ADM/Matsutani LLC was officially formed May 1, 2006 to support the worldwide sales and marketing of Fibersol®, a full line of soluble dietary fiber food ingredients that can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications, as well as dietary supplements. This unique collaboration results in an integrated, competitive food ingredient company whose core strength is working as development a partner with innovative food manufacturers.


BlendPῡr™ a new ingredient manufactured by flax seed pioneers Glenn and Linda Pizzey, will be presented by J G Pizzey Inc. BlendPῡr™ is a fat-replacement ingredient for breads, rolls, cakes and muffins. This wonderful flax seed ingredient not only reduces the amount of fat on your label by 50%, it also reduces your cost, increases moisture retention and is a source of valuable ALA omega-3 (200mg per serving) and fiber (270mg per serving). Visit us on our web site at www.jgpizzey.comto learn more.


Tate & Lyle is a global provider of distinctive, high-quality ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industries. These ingredients add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.Among our ingredients suitable for weight management products are these featured offerings:

  • TASTEVA™Stevia Sweetener
  • SODA-LO™ Salt Microspheres
  • PROMITOR® Soluble Corn Fiber
  • SPLENDA® Sucralose
  • PromOat® Beta Glucan and PrOatein™ Oat Protein
  • And many more

Visit our booth at the Weight Management Technologies Seminar and visit www.tateandlyle.com to learn more.


WILD Flavors’ in-depth knowledge of developing food and beverage products enables our customers to launch new concepts, including reduced- or no-calorie products. WILD has proven solutions to the challenges of no-calorie sweeteners and is vertically integrated in stevia, offering cost-effective, no-calorie, natural sweeteners. WILD created stevia blends that deliver a flavor profile more similar to sugar and more acceptable to consumers by utilizing our extensive taste modification expertise developed from in-house, natural materials. WILD’s Sweetness Enhancers are proprietary, natural flavors that provide the perception of sweetness.









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