PARIS, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Committee of World Stevia Organization published the final agenda of the 5th World Congress on Stevia 2013, which will be held in Paris at Hotel Scribe, on May 17, 2013.
The Chairman of WSO stated..."if we want to talk about prevention obesity and diabetes, we need urgently to discuss and find strategies to decrease sugar & salt consumption in food and beverages"...
Reduction Strategies for Salt in Agro-Food Industries
The impact of salt reduction on health and in agro-food industries will be discussed. Many strategies will be presented like Enhancing Saltiness in Food Involving Cross Modal Interactions, Effect of Composition of Food Matrices on the Mobility and Release of Salt, Lactosalt which can replace the Salt, not the Taste.
Stevia Tasteful 2013: The Subtle Balance
WSO Committee will discuss the recent scientific advances on stevia and impact on health, the recent regulation in Europe and a large time will be dedicated to discuss about strategies for formulation with stevia without off-taste. Among the hot discussions will be the impact of stevia formulation on chocolate industry and targeting metabolic syndrome by stevia and stevia-related products by highlighting the role of stevia as a powerful antioxidant to modulate oxidative stress related diseases.
The best stevia product or extract of the year: the WSO Award
Based on the sensory analysis such as taste, first impression, after-taste, odor, appearance and other organoleptic criteria, the WSO experts panel will select the best taste stevia award.
The panel is composed of Tea & Coffee Tasters, Oenologists, Gastronomic Experts, Cookers, Food & Beverage Experts, and Stevia Tasteful attendees. Each member of the jury will have to fill in, separately and independently, a special tasting sheet which includes the different parameters. This is not simple blind tasting but an overall assessment.
Among leaders on stevia and salt companies who will participate:
Suiker Unie, Sensus B.V., Tereos Pure Circle Solutions, Givaudan, Wild, INRA-CSGA, Agrosystems LLC, Association SALT, Cosun Food Technology Centre, Armor Proteines, Stevia One, Leatherhead Food Research, Naturalpha, Aarhus University Hospital, Coutrelis & Associés, University of Pisa…
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SOURCE World Stevia Organization