Gums 101 demonstration at OSULast week TIC Gums’ senior regional account manager David Audia and technical service representative Amanda Hoffman visited Ohio State University where they received a tour of the Parker Food Science and Technology Building. OSU works with many regional food companies by providing sensory testing and pilot plant runs to assist in product development. “It was great to see the pilot plant and how OSU is integrated within the community,” said Amanda. “I especially enjoyed seeing the wall of products from local customers who the students have helped through hands-on R&D and sensory work.”

Following the tour, David and Amanda provided students with a Gums 101 training course. The overview included a sodium alginate gummy demo and a TICAmulsion®/xanthan emulsion demo. Students were also provided with ice tea and gel cups containing various gums. They sampled the different ice teas while learning about the effects of gums and their texture attributes. Though many of the students were familiar with TIC Gums’ products as they are using them in various classes and in their research, they took advantage of the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session. TIC Gums looks forward to working with OSU again in the future.