Seeking novel proposals to deliver acetic acid in solid form for sodium reduction

Desired outcome

The goal of this practice is to identify “blue sky” ideas on Sodium Reduction in topical seasoning, and if found, identify potential suppliers/collaborators to realize those ideas.

Currently sodium diacetate is being used widely as a solid vinegar flavor. This material contains 16% sodium, which brings up the total sodium level of food products. If vinegar (acetic acid) can be used instead, sodium level could be significantly reduced. Other potential advantages include better physical characters (hygroscopicity) and flavor profile. The technical obstacle is that vinegar (acetic acid) needs to be converted into solid form by delivery technology.

The target is an encapsulation technology to deliver acetic acid in solid form which enables its use in seasoning.

PepsiCo

Solution Requirements

Must-Haves

  • Close match to sodium diacetate in acidity and flavor profile.
  • Food applicable in terms of regulatory standards and scale.
  • Compatibility with PepsiCo seasoning application process (powder, with acceptable physical properties such as flow and adhesion).
  • Acetic acid flavor must be released during the eating process in the mouth

Nice-to-Haves

  • Viable regarding cost.

Preferred Collaboration Types

PepsiCo is open to a range of collaboration focusing on technologies that have reached at least pilot scale.

Related Keywords

  • Industrial Technologies
  • Chemical Technology and Engineering
  • Agro chemicals
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology / Biotechnology
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Safe production methods
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology related to agrofood
  • Food and feed ingredients
  • Food & feed ingredients
  • Food and Beverages
  • acetic acid
  • flavor
  • sodium diacetate

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

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