Food Technology Staff

Suppliers share information on some of the products and services they will be featuring at IFT’s FIRST (Food Improved by Research, Science & Technology) virtual event. The virtual event platform will enable product development innovators and influencers to identify experts who can provide customized solutions to product development challenges. More information on FIRST Meetup Central options for suppliers and innovators is available here


Best Sanitizers Inc. logo
Best Sanitizers Inc. logo



Best Sanitizers Inc.

Contact: April Zeman-Lowe, Sales Director – Food and Beverage Division, [email protected], 888-225-3267

Specializes in: Cleaning and Sanitation, including Hand Hygiene, Footwear Hygiene, Personnel Hygiene, and Surface Sanitation


Reduce the risk of cross-contamination with products from Best Sanitizers, suppliers of high-quality E2 hand soaps, E3 hand sanitizers, D2 surface sanitizers, D2 surface sanitizing wipes, and dispensing options. The company also offers an array of cleaning and sanitizing equipment, such as boot scrubbers, footwear sanitizing units (including the new HACCP SmartStep2 walk-through dual footwear sanitizing unit), doorway foamers, drain foaming accessories, and proportioning and dispensing equipment.

Best Sanitizers reports that it was the first company to achieve an E3 rating for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and the first to achieve a D2 rating for an alcohol/quat-based surface sanitizer for food contact surfaces. Both Alpet D2 and Alpet D2 quat-free surface sanitizers are said to have the fastest kill times available and provide an effective solution to footwear sanitation when paired with the HACCP SmartStep2. Learn more at


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Briess logo

Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.

Contact:  Shawn Kohlmeier, Sales Manager - Food Ingredients, [email protected],

Specializes in: Malt Flours and Malt Extracts; Gluten-Free Sweeteners; Pregelatinized Grains; Organic Grains, Extracts, and Syrups; Customization


The Briess team prides itself on providing ingredients for an array of baked goods, snacks, cereal, pet food, and more, as well as the ability to offer quick and innovative solutions to the most difficult formulation challenges. One of the company’s most versatile and dynamic product lines is BriesSpecialty malt flour, which enables customers to naturally add appealing flavors and a wide range of colors.

BriesSpecialty malt flours are milled from 100% pure malted barley, wheat, and rye. As nutritious natural humectants, they help extend shelf life and retain freshness. Briess carries both diastatic and nondiastatic flours that will fit into any current formulations or new products. Contact Briess to see how it can help with one of your projects.


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Gold Coast Ingredients logo

Gold Coast Ingredients

Contact: Kendra Sgro, Corporate Sales Manager,
[email protected], 323-724-8935

Specializes in: Flavors, Colors, Masking Agents, Sweetness Enhancers


With chili peppers being a HOT trend for the past few years, Gold Coast Ingredients has developed new flavors with authentic chili flavor profiles and heat. Some of the company’s top heat flavors include “Flamin Hot” Style, Green Hatch Chili Pepper, Habanero Pepper, Poblano Pepper, Chipotle Pepper, Ancho Chili Pepper, Red Hot Chili Pepper, and Sweet Chili Pepper.

Adding to the heat trend, the company has formulated Goathorn Pepper, Szechuan Pepper, Roasted Chili Pepper, Aleppo Pepper, Guajillo Pepper, Anaheim Pepper, and Chili De Arbol. These hot flavors pair well with applications such as snacks, seasonings, sauces, salsas, beverages, breads, and more.

Gold Coast Ingredients is a privately held and operated, wholesale flavor and color manufacturer located in Commerce, Calif. Organic, natural, non-GMO, allergen-free, and other flavors are available as liquids, powders, powder encapsulations, emulsions, and advanced extractions. Flavors are compatible with any product requirements.


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GPC logo

Grain Processing Corporation (GPC)

Contact: [email protected], 563-264-4265,
Fax: 563-264-4289

Specializes in: Maltodextrin, Syrup Solids, Starch, Ethyl Alcohol


With 2022 on the horizon, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard will be final. It’s not too late to adjust your ingredient supply, and Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) is ready to help customers go non-GMO, because GPC has been perfecting its supply chain for more than 20 years. The company offers non-GMO Project Verified ingredients across a variety of product lines and applications. Supported by years of experience, GPC can help with a new non-GMO strategy or enhance a current offering.


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Idaho Milk Products logo

Idaho Milk Products

Contact: Alec Heersink, [email protected]

Specializes in: Milk Protein Concentrate and Isolate, Micellar Casein, Milk Permeate Powder, Bulk Cream


Idaho Milk Products is vertically integrated with its two owner-dairies, resulting in a business model focused on unsurpassed freshness, tight control over milk quality, and a commitment to animal welfare. No other processing plant of its size sources from so few dairies, all within a 45-mile radius of the plant. This approach ensures consistency in quality and freshness.

The company’s dedication to providing the best products led to the recent launch of the IdaPlus 1085 highly functional protein powder, which excels in high-protein RTDs, puddings, and ice cream. The product offers superior hydration and solubility and reduces or eliminates the need for phosphates such as SHMP, leading to cleaner labels.

Idaho Milk Products recently opened a new Milk Innovation Center, a pilot lab facility available to customers and prospects for formulating and testing new or reformulated products.


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Riviana logo

Riviana Foods, Ebrofrost North America & Rivland,,

Contact: [email protected]

Specializes in: Rice, Wild Rice, Rice Flour, Pre-Gel Rice Flours, IQF Rice, IQF Grains, IQF Pasta, IQF Legumes, IQF Pulses, Gluten-Free, Organic Rice, Organic Wild Rice, Organic Rice Flour, Organic Ingredients, Organic Pre-Gel Rice Flours, Organic IQF Rice, Organic IQF Grains, Organic IQF Pasta, Organic IQF Legumes, Organic IQF Pulses, Organic Gluten-Free

Committed to producing clean, wholesome conventional and organic rice products, Riviana recently expanded production of instant rice at its Memphis, Tenn., plant. Ebrofrost North America offers an extensive line of high-quality and delicious IQF rice, grain, and pasta products. The company’s high-care, high-capacity operation provides ingredients with a seven-day order lead time. A new, fully automated cold store supports partners with fast response and mixed load capabilities.

With over 150 years of combined experience between Riceland and Riviana, the Rivland Partnership offers the most extensive rice flour line in the industry. A recent expansion of Rice Gel capacity will meet any extrusion challenge.