Blueberry FoodTech

What's happening in the blueberry FoodTech World

Sunday, October 21, 2018

SIAL Paris Starts

SIAL is the World's fair of food.  The mega expo is run every other year in Paris, France.

  • 7,000 exhibitors
  • 190 countries
  • 160,000 visitors
SIAL is a great place to meet current and potential users of blueberries.  Interest from Europe is for dry and frozen.   

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cereal Chemists Meet in London

The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) is now AACCI (International)
USHBC has been a member of this association for decades and the membership includes research and development staff from some of the leading bakery, cereal, brewing and other industries.
Selfie time at AAC-I  This is the view from the USHBC table top.   This is the main route to the technical sessions and all roads lead to the USHBC table!

Membership reflects the international membership including General Mills, Kellogg's Quaker and others.   USHBC has a table top display at the event and continually meet with researchers to discuss blueberries and blueberry solutions.  Tomorrow is pet food day!

Visitors are drawn to the display of blueberry-containing cereal products from around the world.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Korea Discovers Blueberry Ingredients

Korean companies continue to innovate with blueberries.   Here are some recent examples of blueberry powders and flakes utilized in innovative breakfast cereals.  We will exhibit some if these innovative products at the upcoming American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) meeting in London, October 21-23.

Fresh blueberries on the package and dehydrated blueberries extruded into the cereal flake.

Check out the chart on the back panel that shows the equivalency of dried to fresh blueberries.

This product from Mom Knows Best utilizes real blueberry powder in extruded  grain pieces.   This is the "real deal!"

Now this is interesting!  Note the chart where "Mom" classifies food by color! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Blueberry Chex with Real Blueberry Powder

Now, that's what I'm talking about!  Check out the real blueberry powder in the Chex flake from General Mills.  No artificial flavors or colors here!

Made with real blueberry powder!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Blueberry Innovation - India!

Check out the latest new product innovation in India -- Festaa!  With the help of our social networking Raj Kapoot -- Festaa developed this new blueberry syrup.  Raj helped the company hook up with local suppliers or USA blueberries and here is the result!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

India Culinary-Mixology Competition

USHBC co-sponsored a culinary and mixology competition at the SIAL-India Exposition, September 19-21 in New Delhi.    Competitors concocted blueberry margaritas, mojitos and lassis!
Stay tuned to learn the winning mixology recipe!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mexico Food Tech Summit - 2018

USHBC will exhibit at the Mexico Food Tech Summit and Expo held in Mexico City September 26-27.  Prior to the show -- Meetings have been scheduled with some of the leading food processing companies in Mexico.  Viva Mexico!

The Mexico food industry is on the move.  Grupo Bimbo is the largest bakery in the world and also the largest bakery in the USA and Canada as well as Central and South America.   They just opened operations in China!   Rich's Products distributes bakery ingredients all over the nation of 130 million.  Kellogg's and Quaker operate thriving businesses in cereals and snack bars.   This is not to mention all of the important regional and national food processing companies!

USHBC has been working in the Mexican food industry for the past 15 years and we have seen a lot of changes  -- for the good.
New Blueberry Products as of 9/24/2018

  • Companies are calling blueberries -- blueberries!  Some still call "mora Azul," but few "arĂ¡ndano" which means cranberry!
  • Some of the most innovative products in North America are coming from Mexico. Mexico is home to ancient grains and we are seeing more and more blueberry combinations.
  • The health snack sector loves blueberries.  Bars contain dried blueberries.
  • Dairy manufacturers are flavoring with blueberry.
Big week ahead!  Go Blueberries!