Formulating for Gut Health with Bio Hemp Fiber Crisps

Food, Food Ingredients & Innovations,
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Discover an innovative webinar delving into the potential of the fiber-forward market and the importance of fiber-enriched applications for holistic gut health. The market opportunity for fiber-forward products and support for gut health continues to be significant. In the US alone, if consumers closed the opportunity gap in fiber-enriched formulation, and consumers met the daily average recommended intake levels, the total market for foods fortified with more than six grams of fiber could grow to more than $12 billion annually.

PGP International has developed a Bio Hemp Fiber Crisp that delivers an innovative upcycled fiber source in a crunchy, rice-based crisp that is ready for fiber-forward, gut health-focused product inclusion. When it comes to fiber-enriched applications, product developers have two options: soluble or insoluble fiber. Both types of fiber serve different needs and have different sensory effects and both are essential to a holistic approach to gut health.

The new Bio Hemp Fiber Crisp is not only a great way to add fiber, but also bioactives that support gut health, and a pleasing sensory experience with textured crisps that can be utilized in a variety of applications. This webinar will be great for those who are looking for new ways to bring fiber to a product line or are interested in how this upcycled hemp product can work with their portfolio. Additionally, one of the latest fiber ingredients to come to market has the potential to be uniquely appealing to gut health consumers.

Register for this webinar to learn about fiber trends and formulating products for gut health with PGP’s Bio Hemp Fiber Crisp.


Kevin Andrews, PGP International

Kevin Andrews, Sr. Business Development Manager, PGP International

Kevin Andrews is a highly accomplished food industry professional with over 25 years of experience in business development and sales. His expertise lies in working with cross-functional teams to launch innovative products in the retail and food service space. With a BS in Food Science from the University of Georgia, Kevin began his career as a Food Technologist and soon after transitioned to a National Sales Manager where he was responsible for identifying new business opportunities and driving revenue growth with functional ingredients in the bakery and meat industries.

Kevin has extensive experience driving growth in snacks with dairy-based seasoning blends and processed cheese products as well as with the flavor industry, where he was able to effectively develop strategies with savory, sweet and color applications.

Today, Kevin serves as Sr. Business Development Manager at PGP International where he is responsible for driving growth and profitability with extruded products. He is recognized for his leadership and ability to work strategically with his customer base.



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Alina Slotnik, Brightseed

Alina Slotnik, VP of Bioactives, Brightseed

Alina Slotnik is a business builder who achieves exceptional results through strategic leadership of marketing and sales, enhancing customer engagement and developing high-performing teams.

She has 15+ years of leadership experience in global multi-channel marketing, sales management, product commercialization, strategic and tactical planning and business development in the health and nutrition industries. Alina consistently delivers exceptional business performance and drives growth and is an expert in analyzing customer bases, competitive intelligence and industry trends to drive customer engagement that grows sales and bolsters profitability.



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Miranda Ackerman, PGP International

Miranda Ackerman, Product Marketing Manager, PGP International

Miranda Ackerman is an experienced marketing and product innovation professional with over 15 years experience of full-cycle marketing and product development in CPG (food and beverage). She has had experience working with most multi-national grocery retailers as well as commodity and ingredient sales and marketing, globally. From innovative branded product offerings to private brand product launches and custom ingredients to functional foods, Miranda consistently contributes to company, category and consumer marketing growth.

From ideation to execution and all the steps along the process, Miranda’s rare combination of product marketing experience has allowed her to succeed in driving innovation that delivers profitable sales growth. She is a strategic problem solver who truly enjoys bringing new and innovative products to market.



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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to professionals in the following fields:

  • Research and development
  • Marketing
  • Product development
  • Innovation
  • Business development
  • Purchasing
  • Procurement

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • The opportunity gap in fiber-enriched formulations
  • The benefit of bioactives and fiber for gut health
  • How PGP’s Bio Hemp Fiber Crisp is a possibility to bring a new fiber component to your plant-based, better-for-you, food products

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PGP International

PGP International (PGPI) is part of ABF Ingredients and is headquartered in Woodland, California with two manufacturing sites across the USA. PGPI specializes in developing and manufacturing a wide range of extruded ingredients including rice, specialty grain and plant-protein crisps as well as milling an assortment of high-quality rice-based flours & gluten free specialty flours.

PGP International has Global Food Safety Certification through BRC, Gluten Free Certification through GFCO and Organic certification through QAI. ABF Ingredients (ABFI) is a division of Associated British Foods plc. A Specialty Ingredients world leader, ABFI offers innovative, differentiated and value-added products and services to the food, health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, animal health and industrial sectors.


It comprises a group of businesses operating worldwide under their own identities:

  • AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health – microbiome modulating solutions
  • AB Enzymes – enzymes
  • ABITEC Corporation – specialty lipids and surfactants
  • Fytexia – polyphenols and propolis
  • Ohly – yeast extracts and dry condiments
  • PGP International – extruded ingredients and specialty flours
  • SPI Pharma – pharmaceutical excipients, antacids and drug delivery systems

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