GERMANY- RAPS GmbH & Co.KG, a specialist flavor company, recently announced plans to present its new ingredient range for the bakery industry and retail chains at the Iba trade fair in Munich, Germany on 22-26 October.
According to the ingredients provider, the focus of the new range will be on both ready-to-use fillings and toppings made from high-quality raw materials and functional, microencapsulated ingredients for optimized dough and product properties.
RAPS provided examples such as “Hot Jalapeno Cheese”, “Oriental Green Pea Mint” and “Ras el hanout” which will provide an innovative new taste experience.
The company also offers herbs and spices in sprinkle or paste format that can be incorporated into the dough to give added flavor and an appealing appearance.
Additionally, RAPS’ Coatec process provides functional core materials with a protective layer, “shielding them from external influences such as temperature, moisture, and oxidation”.
The technology enables a controlled release of ingredients such as microencapsulated acids and preservatives, which improve the shelf life and dough properties of tortillas, flatbreads, sandwich and toast bread, bread rolls, and buns.
The portfolio also includes microencapsulated flavors, sugars, and salts.
“We are delighted to be showcasing our portfolio at Iba. The functional ingredients refined with the Coatec process offer solutions to increase product quality and plant efficiency while reducing the reject rate,” Michael Bosch, technical sales manager for the bakery division of RAPS, commented.
“The baking industry is always looking for innovations that allow for the creation of appealing product ranges for all tastes, from light snacks to exciting new on-the-go lunch options,” he added.
Boasting 17 subsidiaries and representatives in 60 countries, RAPS markets innovative products of premium quality worldwide, with customers from various sectors of the food industry.
The company concentrates on customer-specific new developments and about 10% of its employees work in the field of research, development, and specialist consultation.
In so doing, RAPS develops approximately 30 standards and almost 600 customer-specific products every year and produces more than 23,000 tons of liquid and comminute spice mixes in five different plants.
This expansion into the bakery industry is a product of this dedication to research and development and will see the company expand its footprint in the food industry globally.