Wixon, a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors, and technologies for the food and beverage industry, received a BizTimes I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Award from BizTimes Media LLC for its Wix-Fresh™ Reduced Sodium System (RSS). The I.Q. Awards salute southeastern Wisconsin businesses for their innovations in products and services.

The winners received their awards at a ceremony on Thurs., May 16, at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee during BizExpo, Wisconsin’s largest business-to-business conference.

Wixon’s Protein Group specifically designed RSS for meat and poultry. The flavor modifier can be customized to any meat species or application, including rubs, marinades, seasonings, and injection systems. RSS positively impacts flavor without compromising functionality or flavor and generates up to 50% reduction in sodium.  

“Wixon is honored to receive this award for our innovative flavor technology, and we congratulate our Protein Group on this accomplishment,” says Peter Gottsacker, Wixon President. “Created in response to demand from both health-conscious consumers and food producers, Wix-Fresh RSS allows our customers to formulate meat and poultry products that reduce high sodium content - without sacrificing flavor.”

For more than 100 years, Wixon has been a trusted provider of flavors, seasonings, and technologies for food and beverage manufacturers. With its scientific and culinary capabilities combined with a passion for service, Wixon drives innovation and solutions for its customers. Wixon focuses on its core areas of expertise: Industrial Ingredients, including Foodservice; Consumer Products; and Protein. Customers are encouraged to tap into a portfolio of services, including R&D, custom formulation development, turnkey solutions, and menu ideation. Wixon ingredients are globally-sourced and go beyond FDA standards to ensure quality and cleanliness. The company also offers spice grinding, blending, and a complete line of package engineering options. Located in St. Francis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, Wixon is GFSI Certified to FSSC 22000, ISO9001 Certified, and QAI Organic Certified. More information on Wixon or any of its products may be obtained at www.wixon.com or by calling (414) 769-3000.