Omya exhibits high quality minerals for various food solutions at IFT


Omya will present its versatile calcium carbonate range and additional ingredients from its distribution portfolio at IFT Food Expo 2018 (booth S2254)

When it comes to absolute purity in food and pharma applications, Omya-Cal is the ingredient of choice.

Mined in Amboy (California, USA) and processed in Superior (Arizona), these particles impress with a favourable combination of lead, cadmium and aluminium 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 recognised 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.

Launch of Omyafood for 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 minimising dusting.

Thanks to the consistent porosity of the particles, they offer a carrier functionality of up to 55% loading capacity for vitamins, flavours 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 are 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 fibres, organic agave syrup as a natural sweetener, hydrocolloids and gums, cocoa powders, plant-based replacements for glycols and glycerin, natural excipients, natural colours, functional extracts, proteins, and natural foam control agents.

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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.