In keeping with the significant impact that low-carbohydrate, high-protein eating plans have had on the food and beverage market, TIC Gums is planning to show manufacturers how gum systems can help boost soluble dietary fiber levels to reduce the “net carbs” of their formulations. During the IFT show, TIC Gums' research chef, Chef Walter Zuromski, will prepare and sample several low-carb soups thickened with gums as replacers for traditional starches. TIC Gums is also using the IFT forum to highlight its experience in the dairy industry. Their latest line of stabilizers for use in dairy products, the Dairyblend™ series, will be promoted at the exhibit. TIC Gums, Technical Services Hotline, 800-899-3953,