Grande Custom Ingredients Group will feature new whey ingredients at 2011 IFT Food Expo in New Orleans

LOMIRA, Wis.,Grande Custom Ingredients Group Inc., of Lomira, Wis., will show at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Meeting & Food Expo from June 12-14 at the New Orleans Earnest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. The company will be located at booth 7247 at the event’s Food Expo, introducing their two new products, Grande® Yogurt Powder and Grande Ultra® Whey Protein Isolate, to attendees seeking innovative new ingredient solutions for application challenges

Grande® Yogurt Powder provides a more pronounced yogurt flavor and creamier mouthfeel and texture than current yogurt powders on the market today. The product is ideal for use in coatings, dips, candies, snacks, smoothies, nutrition bars and cereal inclusions and provides a rich, full yogurt flavor profile. Specific applications include:

• Dips & Dressings – Adds texture, creaminess, and yogurt flavor in cold or heat processed systems, without using perishable yogurt
• Smoothies – Adds texture, creaminess, and yogurt flavor to smoothies and smoothie mixes
• Coatings – Enhances the yogurt flavor of compound coatings
• Frozen Desserts – Adds stability while increasing yogurt flavor

Grande Ultra® Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is a unique new whey protein isolate ideal for sports drinks, fruit drinks, protein drinks and nutritional supplements. Grande Ultra WPI is produced using new patent pending processes that make it ideal for beverage or food applications that demand these high quality standards:

• Bland, neutral flavor for a clean taste
• Excellent clarity over a wide pH range
• High quality protein source with all essential amino acids
• Superior source for Branched Chain Amino Acids
• Fat-free and lactose-free

Grande Custom Ingredients Group invites attendees to visit their booth to discuss these new ingredients and bring their application challenges to their on-site food scientists. This year, attendees interested in booking time with a food scientist can register on the company’s website at grandecig.com/ift.

The annual IFT Meeting & Food Expo brings together food professionals from all areas of the industry, from science to business to academia. Attendees will learn how to make informed business decisions, hone their skills and network with important industry figures, while also experiencing the latest technologies and products first-hand.

For more information about the products being featured at IFT, visit www.grandecig.com.

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About Grande Custom Ingredients Group:
Grande Custom Ingredients Group manufactures and markets innovative whey products for food manufactures worldwide; and develops customized solutions for new product formulation challenges and cost reduction initiatives. They have been a part of Grande Cheese Company, a dairy industry leader, since 1941. For more information about Grande Custom Ingredients Group, visit www.grandecig.com or call 800-772-3210.