January 1, 2011/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- Ingredients Solutions has added a Texture Technologies TA.XTPlus (www.texturetechnologies.com) to its Applications Laboratory in Waldo, Maine. The new texture analyzer will be used as a QA and product development tool. The TA.XTPlus provides sophisticated texture analysis on hydrocolloid gels, plus a wide range of finished food products, including processed meats, dairy products and snack foods. The Texture Analyzer will be made available to ISI customers to aid in selecting the best hydrocolloid system for their applications. Ingredients Solutions specializes in carrageenans, alginates, xanthan and TextuRiteô Texture Systems. Ingredients Solutions Inc., 651-762-1712, www.IngredientsSolutions.com