Penford Expands Food Corn Starch Capabilities

Centennial, CO (December 6, 2011) – Penford Food Ingredients, a leader in innovative carbohydrate systems and technologies, has extended its portfolio of corn starches for existing and new product applications. Penford’s staff of senior-level food scientists and state-of-the-art R&D facilities provide food industry clients the resources needed to improve existing offerings and develop new products for a variety of applications across mass market and niche segments.

One of Penford’s product line extensions entails hydroxypropylated capabilities. These types of starches improve the shelf life, freeze-thaw and cold-storage stability, smooth texture, and clarity of food products such as soups, sauces, and dressings.

“Penford’s broad expertise in starch technology and the commitment we’ve made to R&D means we are completely solution-driven,” notes Penford Food Ingredient President John Randall. “Our corn starch extension capabilities apply to multiple segments like coatings, protein, dairy, and for health and wellness products like gluten-free.”

“We are very excited about this segment, and are supporting it with additional manufacturing capabilities, and through our ability to partner with our customers on new product development with exceptional R&D support. We think that’s a powerful position in the market,” he concludes.

Penford’s corn starch extension capabilities include the following portfolio expansion:

PenBind® Waxy Maize 1700 Series
Functional Benefits:

  • Excellent freeze-thaw, acid/pH stability, retort stability, smooth texture, clarity

Recommended Applications:

  • Soups, sauces, gravies, processed meats, low pH and/or cream fillings, canned foods, dairy products, frozen foods

 

PenCling® Waxy Maize 700 Series
Functional Benefits:

  • Excellent acid/pH stability, smooth and creamy texture, sheen, clarity

Recommended Applications:

  • Soups, sauces, gravies, processed meats, low pH and/or cream fillings, canned foods, dairy products, frozen foods

 

PenPlus® Waxy Maize Pregel Corn Series
Functional Benefits:

  • Instant viscosity, creates smooth texture, clarity

Recommended Applications:

  • Soups, sauces, gravies, condiments, dairy foods (yogurts, smoothies/shakes,
  • puddings), baked goods (breads, biscuits, waffles, pancakes), bakery fillings (pie, cake filling), gluten-free foods (breads, coolies, pancakes, waffles, bagels)

 

PenCling® 260
Functional Benefits:

  • Adhesion, controls batter blow-off to ensure smooth uniform coating and crispiness

Recommended Applications:

  • Meat, poultry, seafood coatings

 

PenCook® and PenPlus® Unmodified Waxy Maize and Dent Corn Starches
Functional Benefits:

  • Natural viscosifiers, instant and cook-up starches, creates smooth and creamy textures

Recommended Applications:

  • Soups, sauces, gravies, condiments, dairy foods, baked goods, bakery fillings, gluten-free foods, foods marketed to the natural market

 

About Penford Food Ingredients:
Penford Food Ingredients Co. (www.penfordfoods.com), a division of Penford Corporation, is a leading global supplier of food starches. An innovation and service-driven organization, Penford Food Ingredients supplies a broad family of dextrin and starches based on potato, tapioca, rice and corn. Penford also develops formulations for coatings, gluten-free products, marinades, batters
for protein substrates and starch-based pet treats and toys. Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, Penford Food Ingredients has over 100 employees, including top food scientists and chemists, and those in manufacturing facilities in Iowa, Idaho, Washington and Wisconsin.