When it comes to absolute purity in food and pharma applications, Omya-Cal® is the ingredient of choice. Mined in Amboy, Calif., and processed in Superior, Ariz., these particles impress with a favorable combination of lead, cadmium and aluminum compared with leading US competitors. Another highlight will be the launch of Omyafood™ for powdered protein and vitamin premixes. 

Visitors interested in high quality calcium carbonate ingredients should plan to visit the Omya booth and talk to leading experts on Omya-Cal®. The mineral is sustainably sourced in California, certified organic and available in a variety of sizes, adding nutritional and processing benefits to both food and pharmaceutical applications. 

Processing takes place in the company’s state-of-the-art Arizona plant, which is Food Safety System 22000:2010-certified and recognized by the US FDA as a registered drug establishment. An advanced processing method incorporates a precise thermal inactivation step that heats ground limestone to ensure food safety and quality. Omya-Cal® range products are manufactured according to GMP and HACCP requirements and certified as Kosher and Halal

Omyafood™ powdered protein and vitamin premixes 

First launched at IFT, Omyafood™ 100-OG will provide powdered sport nutrition products and vitamin supplements with multiple benefits. The innovative minerals act as flow aids and anti-caking agents while they also minimize dusting.

Thanks to the consistent porosity of the particles, they offer a carrier functionality of up to 55% loading capacity for vitamins, flavors and other actives. Moreover, Omyafood™ has a very high elemental calcium content of approximately 40%, making it the most concentrated and highly bioavailable source of calcium on the market. As such, it can be used as an efficient fortification agent, allowing calcium-related claims to be made. Last but not least, Omyafood™ 100-OG particles are not in a nano size range and neutral in taste.  

Broad portfolio of specialty ingredients

At the show, company experts will demonstrate the scope of their distribution portfolio, which includes chicory root and agave fibers, organic agave syrup as a natural sweetener, hydrocolloids and gums, cocoa powders, plant-based replacements for glycols and glycerin, natural excipients, natural colors, functional extracts, proteins, and natural foam control agents. The combination of its proprietary mineral solutions with the ingredients from the distribution portfolio enables the company to develop holistic solutions that fit current market trends and consumer demand. 

About Omya Group 

Omya International AG is a leading global producer of calcium carbonates and a worldwide distributor of specialty additives, premium services and solutions. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 175 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees. Omya provides sustainable added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the needs of current and future generations. In the consumer goods sector, Omya offers innovative solutions based on high purity natural minerals and complementary ingredients complying with the most stringent regulatory and quality standards.

Visit www.omya.com for more information.    

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