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Bartek to Launch Taste Modification Technology for Gummies at Vitafoods Europe

GENEVA (May 1, 2023) – Bartek Ingredients is unveiling its latest innovation at the Vitafoods Europe trade show in Geneva May 9-11. Uplift™ Taste Modification Technology is a solution for taste enhancement in gummies that:

  • Effectively enhances and modulates taste and precisely controls unique flavor and sour onset, peak, and linger in confectionery and VMS gummy applications
  • Creates authentic fruit flavor and sour profiles that are distinct and cannot be achieved with sodium citrate alone
  • Enhances juicy, tart notes and extends them throughout chew time, offering formulators new and innovative ways to craft unmatched eating experiences for consumers

“We’ve spent the past several years exploring the vast possibilities that come from our core ingredients, malic and fumaric acid, and that’s resulted in a consistently growing portfolio of ingredient technologies,” said Mohammad Emami, Bartek’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. “Our new product development team is still hard at work exploring other potential ingredient launches for this year and beyond, specifically looking at how to use our technology to enable formulators to fortify their products.”

Bartek will also showcase its Pecmate™ Pectin Enhancer at the show. Pecmate™ is a unique buffer developed for brand owners and contract manufacturers developing vegan gummies and other products that use pectin, which is harder to work with and has a less forgiving set of manufacturing parameters than alternatives like gelatin.

Bartek’s network of global distributors serves more than 40 countries across the globe. The company is committed to its position as the world’s largest malic and fumaric acid producer, ensuring the highest quality and optimal service to the market.

Any attendees interested in Uplift™, Pecmate™, or any of Bartek’s other ingredients can visit the company at booth #F284. For more information, please contact Bartek at 

About Bartek Ingredients For over 50 years, Bartek Ingredients Inc. has been a leading global manufacturer of malic acid, fumaric acid, and maleic anhydride. Headquartered in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, Bartek employs 120 people across its two production facilities in Southern Ontario. Bartek’s facilities are registered to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard. Bartek also holds the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety certification, and it distributes to more than 40 countries around the world. With new ownership in 2019 and significant investments, Bartek’s presence in the food and beverage space continues to be bolstered by highly innovative products and services that utilize deep product expertise and application knowledge to offer solutions to industry needs. For more information about Bartek, visit

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