Take A Bite

The snack foods industry is smack-dab in the middle of a busy intersection. Barreling toward it from one direction are busy, on-the-go lifestyles that necessitate meal stand-ins and nutritious ways to ward off energy crashes.

Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.

We have discussed the importance of the “advanced” carnitine called GPLC (GlycoCarn, from Sigma-tau HealthScience, Inc.) in previous columns with both cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, M.D., and exercise physiologist, Richard J. Bloomer, Ph.D.

Industry members will never forget the day they learned Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994.  

FFlavorseallavorseal Flavor Wraps from Carroll Manufacturing & Sales are spice and flavor transfer sheets that allow spices to be applied faster and more uniformly with less waste, says the company. Using the sheets, according to the firm, will give consistent, uniform spice coverage that enhances aesthetic appeal and maintains the integrity and safety of your brand.

Smartcool Systems delivers ECO3, a wall-mounted unit that reduces energy usage, helps save money and is environmentally friendly. The unit works with traditional air-conditioning and refrigeration systems to reduce usage by up to 15% and uses the heating cycle for compressor-driven heat pumps.
1280–333 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5A6, Canada, www.smartcool.net

BeneoBENEO-Orafti has launched a liquid, organic fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) called L58 Organic. This prebiotic fiber, made from organic sugar, is intended for organic food manufacturing. The ingredient is said to promote good digestive health and can be used to replace sugar in yogurt, ice cream, baked goods, breakfast cereals and cereal bars, says the company.

P.L. ThomasPL Thomas and Co. introduces two new satiety and slimming ingredients. The first works at neurotransmitter levels to increase satiety, reduce sugar cravings, and reduce the desire to snack between meals. The second is a blend of three traditional ayurvedic herbs that act directly on adipose tissues, inhibiting the accumulation of stored fat and promoting the use of stored fat for energy.

MarinolLipid Nutrition introduces the Marinol omega-3 emulsion, a highly concentrated fish oil emulsion with superior stability without the smell or taste of fish. This EPA/DHA emsulsion is intended to offer better opportunities for food companies to fortify foods with omega-3s.

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Anaheim, CA—Six eager companies are waiting to find out if they have won this year’s NutrAward, an annual award that honors firms that have invested in “rigorous and measurable scientific studies to prove the efficacy of their proprietary ingredients or technologies.”