June 2011Prepared Foods-- World Tea Expo will be held in late June (24-26, in Las Vegas), and organizers have evaluated the new products from the tea marketplace that will be on display and have announced the event’s 2011 Best New Product Awards, among which were:
  • ea as an Ingredient: (tie) Teas’ Tea Low-Calories by Ito En, a 40-calorie tea with 8-9g of natural cane sugar; and Wise Man’s Caravan Chai Tea Body Lotion.
  •  Baked Goods: Tea-infused Scone and Shortbread Mixes by Kitchen T.L.C.
  • Innovation: Drip Tea by Sugimoto America Inc.
  • Open Class: (tie) Chaitea by Gourmetti Brands Inc., a drink combining green tea and aloe vera; and Incredible Lid V2 for Hot Beverage by Idea House International Inc.

All of the winners and more than 200 other tea and tea-related businesses are expected at the World Tea Expo. For more information, visit www.WorldTeaExpo.com.


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  • Grecian Delight Foods named Tonia Rawson as food scientist.
  • Lonza and ORGANOBALANCE signed a worldwide exclusive license agreement in which Lonza will develop, produce and commercialize products containing a probiotic Lactobacillus strain.
  • J&J Snack Foods Corp. entered into an agreement to acquire the frozen handheld business of ConAgra Foods.
  • Enzymotec Ltd. signed a long-term contract to supply its Krill Oil to one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in India--Lupin Limited.
  • Danisco USA added Scott Bieker as an account manager.
  • Caravan Ingredients has a new website, www.caravaningredients.com, and named Mary Bentley vice president, Marketing & Business Development.
  • Golden Peanut Company named Joe Campbell vice president, Procurement, and Bob Parker vice president, Industry Relations and Seed.
  • Solae LLC has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies. 
  • SensoryEffects® Powder Systems acquired Dietrich’s Specialty Processing.
  • Starwest Botanicals Inc. has a new website: www.starwestherb.com.
  • Tate & Lyle appointed Karl Kramer, president, Innovation and Commercial Development, to the board of directors of The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.


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