Presentation: Conventional to Emerging Natural Sweeteners: Key Properties for Product Applications
Speaker: Catalin Moraru, Ph.D., Group Leader, International Food Network, LLC
Catalin Moraru is a Group Leader at International Food Network LLC (IFN), a premier product development service provider for the international food & nutrition industries. Working at IFN for more than 10 years, Catalin has extensive product development expertise encompassing the use of a variety of sweetener systems in formulating various foods and beverages. Catalin is a Certified Food Scientist and professional member of IFT. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University.
About the International Food Nework LLC (IFN)
Since 1987, IFN has provided a full range of research and de¬velopment services to leading food, beverage, supplement and ingredient manufacturers. IFN engages in a service-oriented, collabora¬tive approach to provide innovative solutions, value-added expertise and fresh perspectives at each step of the product life-cycle, from concept to commercialization. For more information visit IFN’s website at www.intlfoodnetwork.com, or call (607) 257-5129.
2016 Clean Label Conference Presentation Description:
Sweetness is an important attribute in a wide range of foods, from fruits and vegetables to formulated products. Even a touch of sweetness may significantly improve the appeal of food products, as most humans are innately attracted to sweet foods. While many clean label-friendly sweetening ingredients are now available in the marketplace, formulators need to understand their functionality and properties in order to adequately select the best solution for a given situation. This presentation will review key properties of conventional and emerging sweeteners, with particular focus on some of the properties of sweeteners considered natural by many.