February 23/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News -- Japan-based Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd filed patent application for acidic soluble protein-containing beverage composition and method for producing same. The inventors are Hirata Toshiaki, Yahiro Nobutaka, Kodama Takuya and Fukuyama Takayasu.
Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd filed the patent application on August 3, 2010. The patent application number is 4843/CHENP/2010 A. The international classification number is A23L2/66.
According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "The present invention provides a composition for beverage use characterized by comprising an acidic soluble protein, and one or two or more powdery or granular salts selected from alkali metal salts of organic acids and water-soluble basic salts, wherein at least the acidic soluble protein is granulated. Furthermore, the present invention provides a process for producing a composition for beverage use containing an acidic soluble protein, characterized by comprising: adding one or two or more powdery or granular salts selected from alkali metal salts of organic acids and water-soluble basic salts in a proportion of 0.01 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of an acidic soluble protein, and subjecting at least the acidic soluble protein to granulation. In the composition for beverage use, the formation of undissolved lumps when the composition is dissolved in water is suppressed."
From the March 7, 2011, Prepared Foods E-dition