Z Trim Selected as "Most Innovative Food Ingredient 2006"

Z Trim Holdings, Inc., was notified this week by organizers of the Food Ingredients South America's (FISA) International Exhibition for Solution and Technology for the Food Industry, that their natural fat replacement ingredient, Z Trim, was selected by a judging panel of industry and technical experts as "the most innovative ingredient, 2006, " beating out four other finalists for the honor. The announcement was made during the trade show event September 12 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paolo, Brazil following formal presentations before a panel of technical experts that ultimately selected the winner.

The other finalists competing against Z Trim included Danisco's Hexose Oxidase enzyme product, DSM's Lafti Probiotics, Sensient Technologies' Appeal RM - 023B, and Gelita's Instant Gel Schko. Judging criteria included innovations and technical originality, benefits for the industry process, manufacturer's technology, benefits for the consumer, and economic viability.

Z Trim was submitted for nomination by Z Trim's international marketing partner, Diethelm, Keller, Siber & Hegner's (DKSH Market Intelligence) out of their South American office, located in Santiago, Chile. DKSH has been instrumental in presenting Z Trim for use by major bakery and meat production firms in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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