A new, gluten-free formula for instant, air-dried noodles has been developed by AVEBE Food. Using its specialty starches, the company's gluten-free, instant, air-dried noodle product, with excellent texture properties, can be made to meet the dietary requirements of consumers with Celiac Disease. The innovative application of potato and tapioca starches to noodle-based food systems is one of the key focus areas for AVEBE Food's noodle application specialists, located in Singapore. The noodles are a niche concept that should have wide appeal to food manufacturers, given the extent of global noodle consumption. AVEBE America, Jane Petrolino, 609-520-1400, www.avebe.com