GOLDEN, Colorado, Monday, May 23, 2005 – GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO), announced today that the Company will give a scientific presentation at the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Cultured Dairy Products Conference, which has been organized to present new trends in cultured product technology and marketing. The conference is scheduled to take place May 24-25, 2005 at the Courtyard by Marriott at the Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
GTC Nutrition is one of the select few industry experts invited by IDFA to participate in the conference, which will focus on innovative ingredients, including prebiotic fiber. GTC Nutrition’s presentation, “Calcium Absorption and Prebiotic Fibers” will be conducted by the Company’s scientific affairs manager, Linda C. Douglas, Ph.D., R.D.
“Dairy products are rich in calcium, and prebiotic fibers, particularly scFOS, are valuable additions to these products in order to boost calcium absorption while adding meaningful amounts of fiber,” said Douglas. “There is an ever-present need to educate the industry as well as consumers about the benefits of prebiotics in general and scFOS specifically as it offers many unique health and functional advantages.”
IDFA is the Washington, DC based organization representing the nation's dairy processing and manufacturing industries and their suppliers. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), National Cheese Institute (NCI) and International Ice Cream Association (IICA). Its 500 plus members range from large multinational corporations to single plant operations, and represent more than 85% of the total volume of milk, cultured products, cheese, and ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States — an estimated $70 billion a year industry. IDFA can be found online at www.idfa.org
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is a recognized leader in providing science-based ingredients to the food processing, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition promotes health throughout North America, South America, Australia, and New Zealand with innovative functional food ingredients and unsurpassed customer support. For more information, visit www.gtcnutrition.com.
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