Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, will present innovative ingredient solutions that address top consumer trends at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo (IFT16) in Chicago, IL, July 17 – 19, 2016 at McCormick Place South. Ingredion’s booth, #1231, will feature three interactive innovation stations, each focusing on one of three top food trends:

CLEAN & SIMPLE will feature how manufacturers can bring expected, accepted and authentic ingredients to life in appealing new ways with non-GMO sweeteners and starches, wholesome and clean label ingredients, such as the recently launched NOVATON Prima 340 and 350 functional native starches, gluten-free solutions and more. Additional focus will be centered on cleaning up labels and ingredient decks, improving transparency and delivering authenticity.

HEALTH & NUTRITION will present solutions that provide substantial health benefits in consumer-preferred products at every stage of life with fibers and prebiotics to support digestive health, sugar reduction, weight and energy management solutions, and pulse proteins to add nutrition.

SENSORY EXPERIENCE will bring products to life with compelling eating and drinking experiences that build emotional connections to brands. From adding in nutrition with ingredients such as fiber or Ingredion’s newly launched clean-taste pulse proteins and flours to subtracting fat, calories or sugar, Ingredion’s Culinology and applications experts at Idea Labs innovation centers will showcase optimizing the sensory experience with DIAL-IN Texture and Sweetener technology – for manufacturers wanting to deepen their understanding of consumers’ sensory preferences to develop stand out products.

Additional must-see interactive activities include:

Chalkboard Wall – Each day, expo guests, alongside a chalk artist, can express top trending ideas and challenges in CLEAN & SIMPLE, HEALTH & NUTRITION and SENSORY EXPERIENCE in an artistic fashion.

Eye on Pulses Toss – Attendees can keep their eye on pulses and take a toss to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Pulses.

Ingredion’s experts will also be presenting on a number of education sessions, including clean label sweetener trends and solutions, expanding the sensory tool box and delivering enhanced texture. For Ingredion’s complete symposium schedule, visit:

“We are excited to help visitors turn fresh ideas and science-based problem solving into market-leading solutions at IFT16,” said Marco Villone, vice president of marketing, US and Canada for Ingredion Incorporated. “We look forward to demonstrating how our innovative ingredient solutions and capabilities can help food and beverage manufacturers turn ideas to solutions.”

For more Ingredion IFT16 booth highlights, visit To find out how Ingredion’s technical, sensory, CULINOLOGY and applications teams help food processors develop tailor-made, high quality foods packed with health benefits, contact Ingredion at 1-866-961-6285 or visit