Trust and Transparency – IFT16 Roundtable

Trust and Transparency

Watson Announces Roundtable Discussions at the 2016 IFT Food Expo


West Haven CT – Watson Inc. is proud to announce a roundtable discussion to be held at the IFT Food Expo in Chicago Illinois.  The subject of the roundtable is “Trust and Transparency”.  The discussion will be held in a meeting room at the Watson booth on the IFT show floor.  Leading the discussion will be Alice Wilkinson, Vice President of Innovation at Watson and one of the foremost industry-recognized experts in the field of nutritional formulation.

Alice WilkinsonWilkinson will lead the discussion around what trust and transparency means in our industry, and what the expectations are from the consumers.   Participants will discuss how to build and maintain trust with consumers, and what we can do as an industry to support this effort through the sharing of information, technology, openness, values, and ethics.

In this round table, Wilkinson will discuss why knowing a product meets label claim is crucial to the brand manufacturer. The brand manufacturer needs a comprehensive understanding of the critical control points that influence the quality of their end product. In the nutrition industry, effective quality control is essential. When a product contains lower nutrient levels than stated on the label, quality control procedures are failing.  Wilkinson will explain which factors manufacturers should be most concerned about, and what steps to take to ensure label claims are met.

Wilkinson also outlines what should be considered in supplier quality programs, packaging considerations, shelf life, and stability testing. Another important topic covered is what should be required from ingredient suppliers regarding supply and quality programs, including allergens, contamination/adulteration, GMO, product recalls, ingredient identification or authentication, and organic certification.


Additional information on this and other events, and registration information, can be found on the Watson website at this link

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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 allows us to develop unique formulations and products using Watson manufactured value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson, see


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