IFT 2018 Food Expo
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    Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform

    The Formula and Recipe Managment Solution from PSC Group is now available on a Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, allowing users to tap into a robust formula and recipe management functionality deployed in a time frame that is significantly compressed compared to typical software deployments. This solution, which tracks ingredients, formulas, recipes, and packaging throughout the product lifecycle, offers food and beverage companies improved change management and a more process-driven approach to tracking and compliance requirements. The Microsoft cloud subscription model provides an affordable, easy-to-manage approach that integrates naturally with Microsoft Office 365 applications such as PowerBi, Outlook, and SharePoint. Its specific capabilities include managing formula and recipe nutritional values, capturing trade name composition, and providing visibility through dashboards and easily created reports. PSC Group, psc-formularecipe.com Booth S246

    Expertise that Spans Biological Intelligence; green chemistry; biological manufacturing; natural colors; novel flavor compounds; industrial life cycle improvements in material, water, gas recovery; and new product development is available from Blue Marble Biomaterials. The company, which describes itself as “an industrial ecosystem,” offers a broad array of innovative, cost-effective services, including those in the areas of design thinking, rapid prototyping, and solution delivery, thanks to its multiple partnerships. New partnerships to be highlighted at IFT18 include those with Biomimicry 3.8, CLEARAS Water Recovery, and COBREW Gas Recovery. Blue Marble’s partnerships also include Cutthroat Laboratories and Bearhat Co. Blue Marble Biomaterials, bluemarblebio.com, Booth S1662

    Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary of teaching food law online, the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University offers food law courses taught by members of an international network of food science, academic, and legal professionals. Topics of course offerings include international and region-specific food laws; Codex Alimentarius; regulatory leadership in food law; regulations related to wine, beer, and spirts; and FSMA rules. An easy enrollment process allows students to take a single course or work toward a certificate in international or U.S. food law. This spring, IFLR began offering noncredit continuing education courses on select topics in food laws and regulations. Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, iflr.msu.edu, Booth S4773

    A B.S. Degree (Business or Technology Option), M.S. degree (course work only, report option), an undergraduate certificate in food safety and quality, and a graduate certificate in food safety and defense are all available through Kansas State University’s Food Science Institute. Also available through the university is a master of agribusiness program, an industry-centered distance education graduate degree option that focuses on food, animal health, and agribusiness management. Kansas State University Food Science Institute, foodsci.k-state.edu, Kansas State University, mab.k-state.edu, Booth S818

    A Multidisciplinary Scienctific Consulting Firm, ToxStrategies is staffed by a team of professionals that works to address the scientific, technical, and regulatory challenges its clients face. Team members have broad experience conducting ingredient safety assessments with demonstrated success in bringing new ingredients to market as well as supporting or expanding the uses of existing ingredients. Beyond the area of food safety, ToxStrategies’ scientists can assist food and ingredient manufacturers with developing claims and product-specific or external influencing strategies to address regulatory issues. The ToxStrategies team can work in a partnership role with a company’s existing health sciences staff or serve as go-to resources for companies without an internal health sciences staff. ToxStrategies, toxstrategies.com, S141

    An International Safety and Regulartory Compliance consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience in offering customized solutions, Burdock Group has a seasoned staff of project managers, scientists, and toxicologists. The consulting group’s expertise includes GRAS dossier and notifications, feasibility assessments, claims substantiations, FDA/USDA/EPA representation, label strategy and reviews, new dietary ingredient notifications, FDA document submissions, and white papers and monographs. Ray A. Matulka will present on “The Safety, Regulatory, and Claims Status of Phytonutrients When Added to Dietary Food Supplements” from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 16, in room S404D of McCormick Place. Burdock Group Consultants, burdockgroup.com, Booth S740

    A Regulatory Service Provider offering compliance assistance in the food and dietary supplement industries to companies around the globe, Thrive4Life is noted for its speedy turnaround times and commitment to customer service. At IFT18, Thrive4Life will showcase services for compliance with new nutrition label requirements, general labeling, and the Food Safety Modernization Act as well as its third-party audit and inspection services and education and training courses. Other services the company offers include those related to FDA registration along with U.S. agent services and FDA detention services. Thrive4Life, thrive4lifeusa.com, Booth N7126

    FlexiBake ModuleEasy to Use ERP Software from FlexiBake helps food manufacturers manage sales, production, purchasing, inventory, logistics, ingredient traceability, and nutritional analysis. The company invites expo attendees to stop by its booth and test its new Direct Store Delivery (DSD) app along with other FlexiBake apps or to receive a demonstration from one of the company’s consultants. The DSD app automatically syncs when delivery drivers update information from a phone or tablet, allowing drivers to track inventory in real time. It also provides drivers with the ability to edit and print invoices, collect signatures from customers, record returns, and receive payments. FlexiBake ERP Software, flexibake.com, Booth S2584

    Biotech Company Orochem Technologies has commercialized purification and production of natural sweeteners including stevioside, Mogroside V, and Tagatose; nutraceutical ingredients such as DHA and EPA from fish oil, tocotrienols from palm oil, and phospholipids from krill oil; plant- and fermentation-based proteins such as RuBisCo from spinach and alfalfa; recombinant heme from yeast; proteins from peas; and natural dyes such as curcuminoids and anthocyanins. The company’s R&D center provides vertically integrated chromatography and the simulated moving bed (SMB)process; SMB technology for purification of EPA and DHA from fish oil has been commercialized since 2009. Orochem inventors have been granted more than 20 U.S. and European patents. A team of chemists and chemical engineers is available to assist customers. Orochem Technologies, orochem.com, Booth S140