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Hydrocolloids: Gums & Starches

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  • Gums and starches perform many functions in your food product, from stabilizing to fat replacement, and have a distinct influence on product texture. With so many choices, selecting the appropriate ingredient for a desired result can be challenging. In this technical, hands-on workshop you gain practical knowledge of the chemistry and functionality of common gums and starches and explore the fundamentals of hydrocolloid chemistry related to product development in the NSF-GFTC product development laboratory. At the end of the program, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the structure, function and application of common gums and starches
    • Select an appropriate gum or starch for a specific application
    • Utilize gums and starches individually or in combination for a specific desired effect
    • Perform simple analyses and measurements to ensure the finished product meets product specifications

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    As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF-GFTC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF-GFTC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Chefs
  2. Food Scientists
  3. Food Technologists
  4. Ingredient Suppliers
  5. Product Development Managers and Personnel
  6. R&D Managers And Personnel

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Lunch is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and is on your own.

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Substitutions (in writing) are welcome anytime, but please notify us as soon as possible.

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A refund will be issued for the registration fee paid, less a 25% processing charge.

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Refunds cannot be issued for late cancellations.

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