We wish to add value through innovation and knowledge, developing natural ingredients with high technological effect, focusing on Functionality and on Application Development for the finished product of our customers.
Our job is to act as an innovation engine, identifying new functional sources, studying their functionality and the best process to obtain it and finding the application in the market place acting as the R&D Appendix of our customers. Rigorously a Network Approach, leveraging on knowledge and reputation.
HI-FOOD functional ingredients are developed internally through careful and methodical studies and experiments, aiming at providing specific technological functionalities to natural ingredients, especially those of sustainable origin.
OUR APPROACH TO THE MARKET - A NETWORKED SYSTEM
In a few years, HI-FOOD has developed a valuable network of partners, customers and suppliers worldwide (especially Europe) with the possibility to exchange information and business opportunities within the functional food ingredients market.
HI-FOOD operates through a networked supply-chain system: special raw materials are chosen and selected, their (natural) transformation process is tested and identified, creating intermediates custom-made for HI-FOOD which are then expertly combined in a final functionalization.
A BUSINESS ENABLER
We found ourselves in the role of the gateway between the Start-up Ecosystem (embryonic ideas) and the Business Eco-system (the conventional business environment), hatching new ideas, contributing not only with our Building Blocks, support systems, know-how but also with our connections and allowing these ideas to gain Business Traction.
Keywords: free-from, vegan, clean label; gluten-free, palm-free, egg-free, additive-free, alcohol-free; legume flour, pea flour, chickpea flour, lentil flour, corn flour; replacement of hydrocolloids, fat-reduction; salt replacement; natural mold inhibitors; enzymes; custom-made functional ingredients, natural polymers; emulsion, water-binding, gel, texture, bake-stable.
Parma, with a long tradition in food products, agriculture as well as food machinery, was awarded by UNESCO the title of "Creative City of Gastronomy", a first for Italy to get this badge of honor. Headquarter of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and of many important food companies, its University announced a further increase in its offering of Food Programs.