Alice Wilkinson to Speak at the Bioactives World Forum 14th Annual Microencapsulation Workshop

West Haven, CT – Watson Inc. is proud to announce that Alice Wilkinson, VP Nutritional Innovation at Watson, will be one of the speakers at the Bioactives World Forum 14th Industrial Workshop on Microencapsulation: Ingredients, Applications & State-of-the Art Processing.  The workshop features applications for microencapsulation, technology demonstrations, product tastings, plant tours, and case studies.  The workshop will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel on August 17th and 18th.  The title of Wilkinson’s presentation is “Encapsulated Vitamins and Minerals: Increasing Repeat Sales of Fortified Foods. “

Wilkinson will outline the main reasons why formulators choose to use value-added micro-encapsulation in Nutrient Premixes for fortification.  These benefits include flavor-masking, odor-masking, modified release, and barrier coatings to prevent ingredient interactions and degradation.  This presentation will also cover considerations which must be made in the selection of coating materials based on the positioning or market of the final food products.  For example, are GMO materials acceptable, will the products need to meet Whole Foods’ ingredient requirements, and are hydrogenated oils acceptable or not.  More information on the benefits of microencapsulation is available here.

Additional information on microencapsulation technology is available on the company website at this link.

Wilkinson’s technical session will take place on the second day of the event – Thursday, August 28, 2016  at 10:30 AM.

About Alice Wilkinson:

Alice Wilkinson has been with Watson for 15 years, and is currently the Vice President of Nutritional Innovation.  She attended the University of Connecticut, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her Master’s degree in Food Science.


About Watson:

Watson is one of the highest quality suppliers of products and services geared towards enhancing human health and nutrition around the world. We are a leader in developing quality products and innovative ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries. Expertise in custom nutrient premixes, microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology allow us to develop unique formulations and products using Watson manufactured, value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson see


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Company info:

Watson Inc.

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