A lot of thought and planning went into making the 2014 NCIFT Suppliers Expo and Symposium held on Tuesday, May 6th a big success! First, the Symposium:”Facing GMO Labelling Trends Head-On” was was presented by an expert panel with a standing room only attendance of over 200 at the Alameda Fair Grounds’ conference room. Industry and academic experts lead a lively review and discussion of the pros and cons of GM labeling. Due to strong and positive draw of the symposium, Suppliers Expo Hall had 347 registered guests visiting tabletop exhibits for 204 ingredient and service providers! The Expo Hall was newly painted and Suppliers’ Night Chair Stacey Hawley along with her helpers had set up the wider aisles making traffic flow better! Flagants(sp) of balloons honored the 42 exhibitors who donated to the food and beverages provided for all attendees. The balloons made the hall more festive and light!
Erin and Russ manned the SPI Group booth and can be seen with Jennifer Sutton, Food Technologist from Hilmar Ingredients. We had customers taste our Ohly Americas’ ProDry pantry powders on snacks including a Dill Pickle brine powder on chips and a Sweet Heat (with Louisiana Hot Sauce Powder) and Erin’s favorite, The Bloody Mary Chips tastes great using a combination of 7 ProDry pantry flavors and Ohly flavor potentiators. Please ask us for samples or more information about these wonderful ingredients.