Frost.com - Food and Beverage Ingredients Research http://www.frost.com/c/10148/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10148/home.do - Food and Beverage Ingredients Research Frost & Sullivan Technologies Facilitating Microbial Contamination Monitoring http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-2C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-2C-00-00 This edition of Future Tech TOE discusses about emerging technologies in microbial contamination monitoring. Microbial monitoring technologies address the need for improved safety in food & beverages, pharma & cosmetics, and healthcare applications. Advancements in novel material development, especially in the field of nanotechnology have been essential for further development of advanced technologies such as sensors. As the demand for real-time, more precise, integrated solutions such as smart packaging is increasing, microbial monitoring technologies are gaining more research and development interest. Real-time detection is one of the key features of the novel microbial detection technologies. In order to ensure rapid action and further contamination prevention, novel technologies are integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to enable quick decisions at the production site. Technology focus areas include not only novel materials such as graphene nanosheets, but also detection techniques such as fluorescence-based methods. For further improvement of consumer safety, advanced biosensors are integrated in smart packaging, which enables prevention of food or cosmetics spoilage not only at the production site, but in the whole value chain. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profiles existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Microbial monitoring, biosenors, biomonitoring, indicative labelling, lab-on-chip, smart kits, contamination prevention, food safety Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Natural Protein-based Delivery Systems for Flavors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-8F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-8F-00-00 Plant, animal, and microbial proteins act not only as food ingredients but also as delivery systems to carry flavors, fragrances, and nutraceticals, protecting the same from challenging environments such as pH, oxidation, and so on. Significant progress has been made in developing formulations for protein carriers. With competition coming from polysaccharides, starches, and lipids, proteins become extremely significant in this market due to the high nutritional properties in these materials. Plant and fungal proteins find much higher adoption than animal proteins due to ban of the latter in some regions. Owing to some of the aforementioned reasons the adoption of natural proteins as encapsulates have been very high specially in the food and cosmetic segments. This High Tech Materials TOE discusses a few noteworthy developed protein innovations suited for encapsulation in the food and nutraceutical industry. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Spray drying, pea proteins, soy proteins, whey proteins Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Breakthrough Innovations in Natural Flavors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D848-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D848-01-00-00-00 Consumer demand for naturally derived ingredients and raw materials have led to the increasing demand for naturally derived flavor compounds that can act as a viable alternative for synthetic ones. Currently, using the natural label tag is one of the important tactic that is used by product developers to help consumers understand the perceived purity and quality of the product they are consuming. While the natural flavors are able to overcome the possible side effects of synthetic ones, most of the flavor compounds are still in research and demonstration stage, mainly due to the possible issues related to scaling at industrial level. The development of flavors that can prevent nutritional loss while incorporating naturalness into the end product is a key necessity in the segment. Besides the ability to develop flavors for use in a wide range of applications, technology developers are also focusing on improving the stability and cost-effectiveness to hasten wide scale adoption. This research service titled Breakthrough Innovations in Natural Flavors discusses the recent developments in the natural flavors that are being touted as a viable alternative for those obtained using synthetic and chemical routes. The flavor functions that have been considered within the scope of the research include replacement flavors, sugar alternative flavors, umami tasters and, taste enhancers Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100