Source: Opta Food Ingredients, Inc.
Opta Food Ingredients was founded in 1991 by food-industry veterans who recognized that the industry had reached the limit of trying to solve novel, important food-formulating challenges with traditional, but outdated, solutions. Opta recognized a rapidly emerging "technology gap" in food formulation due to the combination of consumer demand for healthy products at the same time that many food companies were reducing their R&D efforts. Opta has dedicated itself to bridging the gap between consumer demand for new and healthier food products, and the food companies' abilities to formulate them. Developing new, yet natural, ingredients designed to meet contemporary needs, such as improved healthfulness, texture and flavor, Opta today offers food technologists the tools they need to solve their most perplexing formulation challenges.