International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF), a global leader in IDF poultry ingredients, is continuing to bring chicken to the forefront of the industry through innovative health and wellness applications that the company will feature at SupplySide West.
Stephanie Lynch, vice president of IDF’s Market, Sales, and Research and Development, has developed a new line of poultry-based ingredients for sports nutrition and health and wellness applications. Prior to IDF, Lynch was the Global Market Manager for Dow Chemical’s Food and Nutrition Business, and was based in Zurich, Switzerland. Officials say Lynch led Dow’s business in a strategic shift, which focused on the health and weight management benefits of its dietary fibers; and launched Dow’s SATISFIT Weight Care Technology.
“With her global market knowledge of the health and wellness sector and technical prowess, Stephanie has generated at IDF an exciting new R&D pipeline and launched two new IDF products, a high-protein meat powder and collagen-rich broth powder. Both products are getting traction with fast-moving companies that plan to commercialize new products in 2014,” says IDF President Mike Gerke.
Gerke says Lynch will expand IDF’s offering of natural, real food ingredients for sports nutrition and health and wellness applications. Meanwhile, officials add that new and exciting preliminary research—promising benefits for an aging population—may be discussed under confidentiality.
At SupplySide West, IDF will offer samples of a protein smoothie made with its high-protein chicken powder. Officials say IDF’s new offering is causing a buzz among application manufacturers as the company positions its proteins as being able to support allergen-free claims and a “flavor-neutral” ingredient without bitter or a lingering aftertaste—as compared to competitive protein ingredients soy and whey.
“Our smoothies provide the nutritional and functional benefits of high quality protein as well as chondroitin and collagen, and they taste delicious,” says Lynch.
Visit IDF booth 31020 at SupplySide West, November 14-15, in Las Vegas to try IDF’s high-protein chicken powder smoothie,—International Dehydrated Foods, Inc., www.idf.com