As the virtual 2020 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo comes to an end, four ingredients producers found a way to showcase prototype concepts, new innovations and tasting menus to food manufacturers, discussing how trends in ingredients could solve industry challenges. They then planned to ship formulations to companies by request.
Called SHIFT20, the annual expo, originally scheduled to run July 13-15 in Chicago, was held virtually and the platform enabled companies to share research, solutions and more. As an example of how four different ingredients producers leveraged the show, each working with private brand manufacturers and other food manufacturers, here is what they presented.
The Edison, N.J.-based manufacturer of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils featured a range of solutions in a virtual tasting menu.