Last week, the Institute of Food Technologists held its Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, where innovative ingredients and products filled the expo hall floor, reflecting notable trends affecting the food and beverage industry such as natural, clean label, “no-PHO,” and the evolution of plant proteins.
Health and wellness was also a macro trend at the show, underscoring the convergence of functional nutrition and mainstream food and beverage products. As seen throughout the industry in recent years, the distance between function and food continues to dwindle, making it important for companies to track the changes in the global healthy ingredients and nutrition space. To meet the needs of the global nutrition market, SupplySide West 2015, which will take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Oct. 5-9, will offer a comprehensive selection of education programming geared toward the converging food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. For more information about education opportunities at SupplySide West 2015, or to register to attend, please visit http://west.supplysideshow.com/.