PHILADELPHIA, Pa (PRWEB) April 30, 2015
FMC Corporation’s Health and Nutrition business has been awarded a Gold Medal for Most Innovative Ingredient of the Year from the Union of Russian Ingredient Suppliers. The custom designed cellulose-based ingredient, Avicel-plus® GP 7315, addressed the needs of the Russian bakery industry for improved bake stability and texture and advanced the quality of bakery filling.
Avicel-plus GP 7315 was developed specifically for fruit fillings. The product activates easily in typical production processes, avoiding the need for expensive capital investments, and provides excellent texture and bake stability across a wide range of recipes. As a result of Avicel-plus GP 7315’s ability to withstand high baking temperatures, the baked goods are more attractive to consumers due to enhanced appearance and texture.
“We are delighted to be able to combine our extensive ingredient knowledge with our local applications capabilities to bring this very innovative solution to our customers,” said Svetlana Vasilieva, manager, Technical Applications, Russia & CIS, FMC Health and Nutrition. “Since opening our technical support lab in Russia, we have found many opportunities to assist customers by tailoring advanced food technology solutions to the region’s needs, in particular across the bakery and dairy industries.”
FMC’s Avicel® brand microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) can be customized with processing to tackle a wide variety of texture and stability challenges. It is a naturally derived ingredient that is sustainably harvested from forest sources. FMC pioneered the use of MCC as the inventor of cellulose for food and pharmaceutical applications.
“We developed Avicel-plus GP 7315 in response to an unmet need we recognized among bakery customers for an ingredient that provided the benefits of our Avicel-plus products without significant changes to existing processes. The R&D scientists and food technologists worked closely with our customers to develop a tailored solution to this unique request,” said Catherine Bernard, manager, MCC Product Platform, FMC Health and Nutrition. “As an important region of focus, we are happy to serve our Russian customers by utilizing our scientific expertise and premium processing technologies to meet their needs. It is great to see our customers prosper as a result and to have the achievement recognized in this way.”
The Ingredient of the Year competition has been held every year since 2001. The competiton promotes the use of innovative or local ingredients and encourages technological progress within the food industry.
About FMC Health and Nutrition
With many decades of experience in the health and nutrition industry, FMC has a deep understanding of the complexity of product formulation and a proven portfolio of naturally derived ingredients and formulas. With our broad portfolio and superior technical expertise, we work side-by-side with customers in the nutrition, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets to deliver customized solutions that meet their unique needs and challenges while upholding the highest standards of safety, purity, efficacy and value.
FMC Corporation is a specialty company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2014, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion from continuing operations. FMC acquired Cheminova in April 2015, which had sales of DKK 6.8 billion in 2014. FMC employs approximately 7,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit http://www.FMC.com.