BI will be sampling two functional beverages made from a selection of the company's most popular ingredient offerings at the 2014 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo being held June 21 to 24 in New Orleans. Attendees can taste Antioxidant Hurricane Lemonade featuring acai, green tea and pomegranate extracts, as well as beet root powder, and Greens Mint Tea containing yerba mate extract and BI's Greens Blend, which consists of alfalfa, barley grass, broccoli, spinach, spirulina and wheat grass powders at BI's booth #4149.
Additionally, BI marketing director Randal Kreienbrink will participate in two sessions designed to inform attendees about IFT's Certified Food Scientist (CFS) certification. The sessions will be held June 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Food Expo Forum and on June 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in room 386. Randal was a member of the inaugural class of CFS recipients. The CFS program launched in 2013 in response to industry demand for a certification that could help differentiate individuals and their applied knowledge in food science. Randal will also highlight why this certification was important to BI as a company and what it means in the bigger picture for the growth of responsible, ethical and safe food ingredients. BI currently has two Certified Food Scientists on staff: Randal Kreienbrink and Alison Raban.
BI supplies more than 200 natural GRAS ingredients for use in functional foods and beverages. The company has developed a comprehensive database of its GRAS ingredients segmented into 12 condition-specific, functional platforms, allowing food and beverage manufacturers to quickly and easily locate specific ingredients appropriate for new product development. Functional platforms include: Anti-Aging; Bone Health; Calming; Cognitive; Digestive; Energy; Eye Health; Heart Health; Immunity; Joint/Inflammation; Sleep; and Weight Management.
Additionally, BI has received SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food) certification from NSF for its facilities in Long Beach, Calif. and Islandia, N.Y., which provides independent verification that a supplier's food safety and quality management systems comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative. The company is also gluten-free, kosher and halal certified.
To learn more about BI's line of GRAS ingredients, visit booth #4149 at IFT or visit binutraceuticals.com.