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SIAL announces trends and innovation contest finalists

April 30, 2012
By Bakers Journal

April 30, 2012, Montreal – The 44 qualified final submissions in the
Trends & Innovations Contest have been narrowed down to 10 finalists
by the jury at BSA Food Ingredients head office in Montreal

April 30, 2012, Montreal – The 44 qualified final submissions in the Trends & Innovations Contest have been narrowed down to 10 finalists by the jury at BSA Food Ingredients head office in Montreal. These 10 finalists will be showcased at SIAL Canada hosted in the Palais de Congres in Montreal from May 9 to 11, as well as at SIAL Paris from October 21 to 25.
The SIAL Canada 2012 Trends & Innovations finalists are:

Line of Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil products in a spray bottle (Maison Orphée – Canada)
Flavoured extra virgin olive oil in a spray bottle. Great for basting or marinating poultry, meat and fish. The products ease of use and modern packaging is what caught the eyes of the judges.
Maple Pearls (Citadelle – Canada)
Jellied maple pearls containing pure maple syrup was selected for its contemporary twist on a traditional product.
Gourmet caramel spread in several varieties (Vergers Duhaime – Canada)
Caramel spreads in mouthwatering flavours like butter and rum and maple and sea salt, noted for their originality and sophisticated recipes.
Maple sap water (de l’Aubier – Canada)
Natural still water stemmed from maple sap, that is separated from its sugars to keep only the water. An original and unique concept for a natural product.
Greek-style probiotic yogurt (Skotidakis Goat Farm – Canada)
Fat free, Greek, probiotic yogurt. A good source of protein per serving. A new product on the emerging North American dairy market.
Le Complait without lactose (milk beverage) (Nutrinor – Canada)
A great tasting enriched dairy product with probiotics and prebiotics that is suitable for the lactose intolerant. This was selected due to the increasing demand for lactose-intolerant products for the market place.
Basilur Winter Book (Basilur Tea – Sri Lanka, represented by Global Business Network – Canada)
Tea in a book-shaped package, chosen for its original packaging.
Effet Bleu frozen treat (Opti Bleu inc. – Canada)
Blueberry juice ice bar. The product contains 90 per cent blueberry juice and is rich in antioxidants.
Anti +  (Novidev Santé Activ – Canada)
Fruit drink with bioactive compounds intact. No additives or preservatives.
Ninette Ice Cream varieties (Ninette Ice Cream – Canada)
A range of ice cream with original flavours, such as thyme and lemon, raspberry truffle, and crunchy gingerbread. Noted for their interesting recipes, intriguing flavours and textures.

The panel of judges was adamant about selecting products with serious
market appeal. The judges also appreciated the determination of small
producers who thought outside the box and let their creativity bring
them to a level in which they were able to compete with multinational
food giants. The top 10 products will all sport the "SIAL Canada Trends &
Innovations 2012" seal of recognition, though only one will win the
grand prize. This product will be announced on May 9 at the Agri-Food
Export gala dinner.


The judges were:
Lyne Gosselin, president of Édikom and Le must and L’actualité ALIMENTAIRE publisher
Jacinthe Fortin, sensory evaluation specialist at CRDA Saint-Hyacinthe
Francis Cournoyer, director of design and packaging at Metro Inc.
Dr. Paul Paquin, director of Institute of Neutraceuticals and Functional Foods
Isabelle Marquis, senior director and strategic planning at Enzyme
Daniel Barrière, corporate chef for BSA
Robert Dion, HRI Mag president and publisher
Diane Beaudin, Revue L’alimentation publisher

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