California was a buzz with food industry events last week. Between RFA (Refrigerated Foods Association), Southern California IFT Suppliers Night, and Natural Products Expo West; California was the place to be to see what is coming to the food space in the next year.
Third Wave Bio President, Matt Hundt, helped University of MN researches analyze gut microbiota of two related fish. Read below for the abstract:
The Diet and Gut Microbial Communities of Two Closely Related Combtooth Blennies, Chasmodes saburrae and Scartella cristata
August 11, 2017 (Milwaukee, WI) — Third Wave Bioactives™, a research company specializing in microbial technology, today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Biorigin, an ingredient company specializing in yeast, yeast extracts and other fermentation derived ingredients that enhance the natural taste, mouthfeel and umami of many foods.
IFT’s theme for 2017 was “Go With Purpose” and as 19,000 food science professionals filled the convention space for four days of education, expo and networking, it felt like we had a purpose. The purpose wasn’t just to meet potential customers or launch new products, although there was plenty of networking and selling, the purpose was to really explore the food industry and direction of food technology.
Third Wave Bioactives, LLC announces the addition of Brett Thompson. Brett joins the team today in role of Sales Director, focused on leading new business development and ensuring quality customer experience.
Brett brings to Third Wave Bioactives more than 10 years of experience in the food ingredient industry in technical, marketing and sales roles. “Brett’s background working with customers and eye for market opportunities make him a great asset to help drive Third Wave’s growth. We are excited to add him to our team and look forward to the future,” said Matt Hundt, President of Third Wave Bioactives.
May 4, 2017 (Milwaukee, WI): Formally part of Agro BioSciences, Third Wave Bioactives, LLC is now operating as an independent company focused on developing novel solutions to help food manufactures compete in the growing consumer space for natural, clean-labeled and fresh foods.
Third Wave Bioactives was a recent sponsor of the 5th annual Clean Label Conference outside of Chicago, IL which was put on by the Global Food Forums. It was well attended and provided good collaboration among food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers all looking to create or help provide clean label solutions.
There is no standard definition of Clean Label (much like natural but at an earlier stage) but in short, you can think of Clean Label foods as minimally processed, containing no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or anything else consumers cannot pronounce or don’t understand why it's in their food.