More than 23,000 industry professionals gathered at the Institute of Food Technologists' annual meeting and food exposition, held July 16-19 in Chicago.
Tom Downs and Dr. Roger Maehler of Newly Weds Foods, Chicago, Ill.
Amanda Tuck and Jordan Rammelsberg from Gamay Flavors, New Berlin, Wis.
From left: Park Van Brott, Dr. Ihab Bishay, and Nicole Warren of Ajinomoto, Arlington Heights, Ill.
From left: Riley Didion, Didion Milling, Johnson Creek, Wis., John Didion, Didion Milling, Charles Sosland, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, and Meyer Sosland, also with Sosland Publishing.
Wouter Stomph and Alejandra Sanchez of Olam Americas, Fresno, Calif.
From left: Judson McLester, McIlhenny Co., Grayslake, Ill.; Nelson Boutte, McIlhenny Co., Avery Island, La.; Ryan Marquis, C.W. Shasky & Associates Ltd., Oakville, Canada; and Ryan Pitcher, SEL Food Sales, Brooklyn
From left: Joe Ramey, Craig Moore, Jennifer Sikkenga, and Terry Thwaits, Sweetener Supply Corp., Brookfield, Ill.
Scott Turowski and Carl Volz, Sensus America, Inc., Lawrenceville, N.J.
Andrew Thiercof, Katherine McCollum and Cecilia McCollum, Blue California Co., Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
From left: Jeff Dillon, Didion Milling, Johnson Creek, Wis.; Dennis Bunck, Heartland Harvest Group, Inc., Kankakee, Ill.; and John Didion, Didion Milling
From left: Chris Egart, Bunge North America, St. Louis; Mark Stavro, Bunge North America; and Jonathan Gray, WhiteWave Foods, Louisville, Colo.
Colton Farrow and Ali McDaniel, Golden Peanut Co. L.L.C., Camilla, Ga.
Chris Smith and Howard Smith, Virginia Dare, Brooklyn
From left: Adam Roberts, Donna Reiser, Katie Harris, Colleen Zammer, Vanessa Brovelli and Barbara Lee-Budin, Bay State Milling, Quincy, Mass.