Seeking novel proposals for improved salt dissolution using dispersed salt

Desired outcome

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

The strategy of reducing salt use level by increasing surface area of salt particles has been extensively investigated without great success in finding a practical and effective solution. Based on lessons learned, we would like to explore the approach where micro sized salt is dispersed into or coated on the surface of a fast-dissolving starch matrix. While the dispersion might be at sub-micron level, the material particle size is μm scale. The target technology is a (possibly spray dry type) process that produce such material.

Similar technologies have been used to disperse flavorings in beverages. These technologies are within scope providing they can be applied to foods.

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Solution Requirements

Must-Haves

  • Food applicable in terms of regulatory and scale.
  • Compatibility with PepsiCo seasoning application process (powder, with acceptable physical properties such as flow and adhesion).
  • Able to be used on (dry) foods.

Nice-to-Haves

  • Viable regarding cost.

Past work and “Banned” List

  • Pure salt crystals with small particle sizes; or agglomerated pure salt crystals.
  • Enhancers or modulators are not in scope.

Preferred Collaboration Type

PepsiCo is open to a range of collaboration types, but will be focusing on technologies that have reached at least pilot scale.

Related Keywords

  • Industrial Technologies
  • Chemical Technology and Engineering
  • Agro chemicals
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology / Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry / Biophysics Technology
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology related to agrofood
  • Food and feed ingredients
  • Food & feed ingredients
  • Food and Beverages
  • salt
  • sodium reduction

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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