Respond to a Challenge

Oxygen Scavenger Additives for Polyolefin Packaging

Maintaining freshness of foods and beverages is important to us and to our consumers. Oxygen scavengers or oxygen absorbers are typically added to enclosed food or beverage packaging to help remove or decrease oxygen levels in the package to maintain freshness and safety. We are seeking innovative ways to easily integrate oxygen scavenger technology into food and beverage polyolefin packaging. If you have an idea, we’d love to hear from you.

Titanium Dioxide-Free Whitening Solutions in Foods

We know better food products come from using ingredients from natural sources. With this challenge, we are looking for ideas for natural alternatives for whitening solutions in foods. Are there effective alternative natural sources to titanium dioxide? What technologies and/or ingredients could be used to get the same whitening effect as titanium dioxide?

Legume and Pulse Dehulling Challenge

Legumes and pulses (such as dry beans, lentils, cowpeas, pigeon peas, etc.) are grown and harvested in hulls that contain pigments. Removing these pigmented hulls is critical for production of cleaner flours. What are some effective and efficient dehulling methods/techniques that will remove >98% of the hull from these legumes and pulses of varying shapes and sizes?

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