he Riddet Institute last night received the NZIFST Food Industry Award for Excellence in Innovation for its ProBioLife technology. The award was presented to Dr Shantanu Das, the Riddet Institute’s Product Development Manager, at the annual NZIFST conference dinner in Rotorua.
ProBioLife enables food companies to deliver probiotics through shelf-stable foods. This will enable the food industry to make the benefits of probiotics available to millions of additional consumers particularly in developing countries, where there is often no access to a chilled supply chain. It also gives consumers a wider range of probiotic delivery options beyond yoghurt, cultured milk and fruit juice.
The award acknowledges significant new development in a process, product, ingredient, equipment or packaging, which has been commercialised within the last 12 months. The Riddet Institute has proven the ProBioLife technology in a trial product and is looking for commercial partners.