TIC Gums has released US-produced GuarNT USA to its portfolio. GuarNT USA is said to address two major FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) compliance hurdles associated with food safety.
TIC Gums has released US-produced GuarNT USA to its portfolio.GuarNT USA is said to address two major FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) compliance hurdles associated with food safety: Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Preventive Controls.GuarNT USA is manufactured and warehoused in an SQF Level 3 facility in Belcamp, Maryland. Due to the domestic nature of both the manufacturing and warehousing location, GuarNT USA avoids Foreign Supplier Verification Program requirements.TIC Gums says it has implemented a proprietary Validated Microbiological Kill Step as a preventive control which monitors and prevents identified hazards.GuarNT USA is described as a highly versatile hydrocolloid that builds viscosity and controls water migration in a wide range of finished goods including ice cream, instant beverages, sauces, baked goods, fruit preparations and syrups. Because guar is considered a seed gum, derived from the seed of the guar plant, Tic says that GuarNT USA abides by regularly used clean label parameters. TIC Gums currently has GuarNT USA 8/22 and GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000 in inventory.For applications looking to avoid the common “beany” or “grassy” off-notes in both flavour and odour, TIC Gums now offers GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000. TIC Gums has identified these “off notes” as being predominantly caused by the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) hexanal and hexanoic acid, among others. TIC Gums says it ensures a significant reduction of volatile compounds that typically in GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000 compared to standard guar gum.“Although there is a continued focus on clean label initiatives in the food industry, there is still a call for manufacturers to produce great tasting products with consistent shelf stability,” said TIC Gums' food scientist, Lauren Schleicher. GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000 allows developers to keep a simpler label declaration, while allowing their flavor system to shine through.”