TIC Gums used the 2016 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo to debut new clean label texture and stability solutions for use in dairy alternative beverages, gummy applications and ice cream formulations.

In response to the latest clean label trends, TIC Gums provides advanced clean label texture and stabilization options for food and beverage manufacturers. These new options help processors looking to meet specific labeling requirements such as all-natural, organic compliant and non-GMO.

TIC Gums’ team of experts, known as Gum Gurus® handed out food and beverage samples at the booth to demonstrate the versatility of these clean label hydrocolloids.

Clean Label Ready-To-Drink, Dairy Alternative Beverages
Ticaloid® PRO 181 AG is new technology for formulators seeking to target texture and stability in ready-to-drink, dairy alternative beverages. This innovative blend satisfies clean label requirements, improves processing efficiencies and addresses beverage formulation challenges. Ticaloid PRO 181 AG also emulsifies and stabilizes oils found in non-dairy milk alternatives such as almond and cashew milk. Booth samples of toasted almond coconut milk showcased the benefits of Ticaloid PRO 181 AG.

Gelatin-Free Gummy Confections
Ticagel® Natural GC-581 B is an all-natural, non-GMO gelatin replacer for use in gelatin-free gummy candy and nutritional delivery systems. As formulators look to mimic the important sensory characteristics of gelatin, like “springiness” and “toothstick,” Ticagel Natural GC-581 B delivers the desired combination of textural components while observing label restrictions. During the show, formulators sampled Ticagel Natural GC-581 B with gelatin-free gummy confections.

Ice Cream without Mono- and Diglycerides
Dairyblend Natural IC CL is a turn-key stabilizer system that eliminates the need for mono-and diglyceride emulsifiers in soft serve and hard pack ice cream applications. This label friendly hydrocolloid blend delivers enhanced moisture management and emulsification without an increase in mix viscosity either before or after pasteurization.

Technical papers for Ticagel Natural GC-581 B, Ticaloid PRO 181 AG and Dairyblend Natural IC CL were available at the booth along with exclusive formulations and product demonstrations.

In addition to introducing the latest clean label texture and stability solutions to the food and beverage industry, TIC Gums’ Technology Manager of Beverages, Dan Grazaitis, spoke at IFT’s technical session entitled: “The Clean Label Market and How to Overcome Formulation Challenges Using Functional Clean Label Ingredients.”

TIC Gums is a global leader in advanced texture and stabilization solutions for the food industry. Food and beverage companies rely on TIC Gums to improve the texture, stability, consistency, nutritional profile and shelf appeal of their products. Legendary customer service, high quality standards, and the unrivaled knowledge of our Gum Gurus® have made TIC Gums the industry leader for more than 100 years.

Readers are encouraged to call TIC’s Gum Gurus® at (800) 899-3953 or chat online at www.ticgums.com/chat.