Press release

dsm-firmenich to showcase future-forward solutions at IFT FIRST 2023

dsm-firmenich, Booth S0430, IFT FIRST, Chicago, IL, USA, July 16-19 2023

Kaiseraugst (Switzerland), Heerlen (Netherlands), June 26, 2023

dsm-firmenich, a global leader in nutrition, health and beauty, invites food and beverage manufacturers to explore its future-forward solutions at IFT FIRST 2023. Focusing on improving taste, texture and health in the plant-based, wellbeing, indulgent and active nutrition categories, visitors to dsm-firmenich’s booth, S0430, will be able to experience the company’s innovative ingredients in action through consumer-centric concepts in bakery, beverage, confectionery, fresh dairy, plant-based and savory.  

Elevating plant-based nutrition 

The plant-based category has broken through impressive barriers in taste and texture and quality nutrition is now under the spotlight. In answer to this maturing consumer demand, dsm-firmenich created its highly functional Vertis™ portfolio of plant proteins primarily for meat and fish alternatives. The portfolio includes Vertis™ CanolaPRO®, a canola-based protein that contains enough levels of all nine essential amino acids to be a complete protein, is free from major allergens and has a PDCAAS score of 1. The Vertis™ portfolio can be experienced through samples of plant-based meat, seafood and dairy alternatives, high protein baked goods, confectionery and ready-to-mix beverages. 

Demonstrating its expertise as a one-stop-shop solutions provider, dsm-firmenich will showcase plant-based fermented dairy alternative concepts using its Plant Power Toolkit. The extensive toolkit features enzymes, cultures, hydrocolloids, proteins and ready-to-use concepts, simplifying the NPD process and helping brands launch new, tastier and healthier products to market faster.

Eating for wellbeing

North American consumers are prioritizing their health with 65% saying they’ve become more health conscious1 and 85% consuming products with functional ingredients.2 But health means something different to everyone; 79% of US yogurt buyers want to improve their gut health; 49% of US consumers worry about immunity; around half are concerned about their mental health (57%) and mood (48%); and for 56% eye health is a key concern.3

dsm-firmenich helps brands launch new products with enhanced, scientifically verified claims such as boosted energy, relaxation and immunity in consumer-friendly formats and colors. Attendees can see this innovation in action through concepts fortified with protein, vitamins and minerals; vegan candy gummies; energy, mood, hydration and recovery drinks and more. 

Active nutrition for all

In line with consumers taking proactive care of their health, the active nutrition category is going mainstream. In 2022, 72% of US consumers said they believed sports nutrition products with multiple functional benefits are important and 52% purchased a milk protein drink.4 To appeal to this active lifestyle consumer, convenient and tasty on-the-go formats, high protein formulations and complementary health claims will stand out. dsm-firmenich’s concepts for this market include high-protein probiotic dairy shots, a post workout recovery powder high in EPA and DHA omega-3s, an energy drink that enhances mental and physical energy and a non-caffeinated carbonated energy drink.

dsm-firmenich invites visitors to stand S0430 to explore new and exciting ways to innovate, improve and grow. To find out more about the company’s offering at IFT FIRST, visit


  1. FMCG Gurus, Active Nutriton vs Sports Nutrition, 2022
  2. Mintel, Functional Ingredients in Food and Drink, 2023
  3. Mintel, Dairy Drink US, 2023
  4. FMCG Gurus, Active Nutriton vs Sports Nutrition, 2022

For more information

Varsha Lalla

Communications & Content Specialist
DSM Food & Beverage
+ 31 6 1118 6196

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