Benefits of Utilizing Nutrient Premixes

Watson Inc. Publishes Webinar on the Benefits of Utilizing Nutrient Premixes

West Haven CT – Watson Inc. published a 5 minute on-demand webinar, designed to explain the benefits that can be realized by utilizing a Nutrient Premix in place of single nutrients.   This Webinar, entitled, “Why Nutrient Premixes?”, is the fifth and final webinar in a series of five on-demand webinars have been made available this spring.

The speaker for this series is Alice Wilkinson; one of the foremost industry-recognized experts in the field of nutritional formulation.   In this webinar, Wilkinson provides an overview of blending technology and blending equipment. The features and benefits of typical blending equipment, attachments like intensifier bars and spray bars, and the results on the finished blend are also discussed.

Wilkinson also discusses nutrient premix design, cost/function balance, and the importance of investing time up-front in the process to prevent costly errors. Other considerations, such as the background of the formulator, Certificates of Analysis, regulatory knowledge, supplier approval and resources of advice and guidance, are also covered.

This webinar and others in the series are available for viewing here. Additional slides from this webinar as are available upon request. Slides provide a convenient and useful reference for each nutrient, including benefits of the nutrient, chemical structure, commercial forms available and challenges presented by formulating with the nutrient. Requests for slides can be made at our website.

About Alice Wilkinson:

Alice Wilkinson has been working at 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


Watson Inc.

Moira Watson, V.P. Marketing & Communications


Company info:

Watson Foods Co., Inc. DBA Watson Inc.

  • Corporate headquarters: 301 Heffernan Drive, West Haven CT 06516
  • CEO: James T. Watson
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  • Employees: 280