One of the most challenging aspects of our business is creating products that meet the latest consumer health trends while ensuring stable and economical formulas that taste great. One of the hottest trends to hit our Development Team over the last couple years is Alternative Milks. Many consumers are trading over from traditional dairy to alternative plant-based products for a variety of reasons, namely, vegan diets, sensitivity to dairy/lactose, or the adherence to diet programs that prohibit dairy milk consumption. Popular Alt Milks include almond, nueces de marañon, arroz, soya, guisantes, coco, cañamo (hemp) and most recently oat milk. Each of these alternatives provides different nutritional benefits, taste profiles and dietary solutions. On the other hand, they also provide different challenges in formulation, specifically: 1. Flavor 2. Formula Stability 3. Mouthfeel 4. Frothing potential and stability when combined with coffee acidity (for the Baristas) 5. Designing formulas to meet our customer’s production capabilities FISA has spent countless time on formulating all types of Alt Milks with the majority of time dedicated to ensuring formula stability through the UHT process. Considering the high pH of Alt Milk formulas, almost all are packed in aseptic Tetra Pak and/or processed through UHT conditions. Secondly, FISA works to cover unwanted flavor notes from the plant sources and deliver a mouthfeel, consistency and taste that resembles real dairy milk. “The only way to become truly great at formulating Alt Milks is continuous trial and error and partnering with the right industry specialists,” says Ricardo Henriquez, Director of R&D at FISA. “We have looked to processing and stabilizer specialists to help us design Alt Milk formulas that meet our customer needs. More often than not, we do not succeed on Round 1, but we get it on Round 2 or 3. These sensitive formulas take time.” Putting the formulation challenges aside, we know the Alt Milk category will continue to advance and grow by delivering new innovations to consumers. FISA is positioned strongly to be your formulation and supply partner for all things Alt Milk. If you would like more info on our Alt Milk solutions or if you would like FISA to participate in your Alt Milk projects, please contact Alex Stanziola at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce the addition of Nohelia Suarez to the FISA sales team. Nohelia, a native of the Peruvian flavor and ingredients industry, has joined our sales team to focus on our continued expansion into the Peruvian market. “We see a tremendous gap and opportunity within the Peruvian market for FISA services and products. Although there are local flavor houses in Peru, over recent years we have seen these competitors sacrifice quality and support as a result of an acquisition or the large multinationals diverting their attention to other markets or to drive profits up. All we need is for new customers to give FISA an opportunity to show them who we are and what we can do,” said Bart DeClark, President of FISA. We have been gratified with the Peruvian market’s recent acceptance of FISA flavors, nutritional ingredients, and product development services. In order to serve our current Peruvian customers in a more timely manner, the addition of a sales team member based in Lima is certainly a step in the right direction. FISA is also exploring the opportunity to open beverage application labs and possible warehousing in the Lima area. FISA strives to bring unmatched innovation, health and great taste to the beverage category while providing superior customer service. For more information on how FISA can help you drive growth in your Peruvian portfolio, please contact Nohelia directly at email@example.com.
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Since 2015, when we split from our North American division, we have undergone a lot of changes here at FISA. We are narrowing our focus and our mission to become the premier flavor and ingredients supplier to the Latin American and Caribbean territories, so we are continuously reinvesting in our operations, our team and seeking highly talented people and partnerships. As we expand into these new territories, we want to better reflect our deep commitment to our customers and our future with a complete revamp of FISA’s image.