|Sunday, 06 May 2012 17:15|
Two new cultured dairy products – an apple parfait (from YoCrunch) and a fruit-and-fiber yogurt (from Sensient Flavors LLC) – were named the most innovative dairy products this year during the IDFA Milk and Cultured Dairy Products Symposium, April 24-26, 2012 in Kansas City, MO. The competition was sponsored by TIC Gums of White Marsh, MD, a supplier of texturizers and stabilizers.
"We were very happy to sponsor this year's awards competition," said Greg Andon, president of TIC Gums. "Creativity like this is exemplary and makes everyone in the food and beverage industry better. We congratulate the winners and look forward to seeing what they and others enter in 2013."
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.
TIC Gums is a global leader in advanced texture and stabilization solutions for the food industry. Food and beverage companies rely on TIC Gums to improve the texture, stability, consistency, nutritional profile, and shelf appeal of their products. Legendary customer service, high quality standards, and the unrivaled knowledge of our Gum Gurus® has made TIC Gums the industry leader for more than 100 years.
Photo Caption: L to R: Amy Vodraska (Dairy Foods magazine), Tristan Zuber (TIC Gums), John Hadley, (senior sales account manager, Sensient Flavors), Vanessa Teter (manager product development, YoCrunch Company), David Audia (TIC Gums), Cary Frey (IDFA).
IDFA Honors Cutting Edge Innovation