Z Trim Holdings, Inc., manufacturer of multifunctional fiber food ingredients, today announced its scientific abstract, Minimally Processed Soluble Dietary Fiber for Health and Wellness Foods Design and Reformulation, was selected as being among the “best of the best” abstracts submitted to the “New Products and Technologies” (NPT) sessions in the Ingredients category for the 2009 Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT) 2009 Annual Meeting and Food Expo’s Scientific Program.
Z Trim Holding’s Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology, Dr. Triveni Shukla, PhD., author of the abstract, will give an oral presentation in room 201AB at 11:50 a.m. PST on Tuesday, June 9 at the annual IFT meeting.
In conformance with the requirements of the program, the IFT NPT judging subpanel recognized that the abstract submission met the criteria of being new, incorporating a convincingly innovative new technology, and delivering improved performance over competitive items already available. The panel weighed the abstract’s relevance against the following quality factors: degree of innovation, practical application of content, quality of abstract, scientific merit, pertinence to IFT member audience, and timeliness of science.
According to Dr. Shukla, “Our proprietary dietary fiber hydrcolloids have nano to macro scale functional attributes that enable or enhance design functions in food products for superior values.”
These sessions typically generate much interest among product developers and manufacturing personnel who are looking for solutions to meet their needs.
News of the selection represents progress in Z Trim Holdings’ forward looking approach. “Our selection underscores the degree of value we bring to our marketplace,” said Z Trim Holdings CEO Steve Cohen. “As we continue to grow our own line of offerings, we look forward to working with our customers, and expanding on the solutions we can offer as we continue to develop our own market space,” he said. “We are quite proud of the honor.”
ABOUT Z TRIM®
Z Trim Holdings, Incorporated, http://www.ztrim.com, partners with the food industry in the deployment of solutions and technologies built around cutting edge multifunctional dietary fibers, blends and custom emulsions. Innovation for health and wellness is built into our business model with value added components of capital, process, product, market, and R&D knowledge.
Z Trim® and Z Trim blends are functional food ingredients emulsifiers and stabilizers made from the hulls of either corn OR oat. Z Trim is versatile and can serve as a fat replacement, thickening agent or emulsifier with texturization, binding, shaping, suspension, water control and pH balance attributes. Z Trim represents a natural and frequently cost competitive alternative or complement to many of the oils, gums and starches it can replace. Because Z Trim is non-caloric dietary fiber, replacement of added fats with Z Trim can achieve up to 80% calorie reduction in many foods without negatively affecting taste or texture, and can substantially reduce harmful trans and saturated fats found in many foods. Z Trim has wide application in dairy products, dressings, dips, sauces, baked goods, processed meats, snack foods, cookies, pies, cakes, icings, brownies, bars, ice cream, milk shakes and many other foods.