Sakharam Patil

April 2, 2014
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2013 Clean Label Conference

Presentation: Emerging and Applied Clean Label Starch Technologies

Speaker: Sakharam K. Patil, president, S. K. Patil & Associates, Inc.

Dr. Sakharam K. Patil, president, S. K. Patil & Associates, Inc., a consulting company he started in 2002. The firm has consulted with several Fortune 500 food companies. Current interests include; cereal chemistry, flour milling, starch, carbohydrates, fermentation, ingredients for health/nutrition, gut health, dietary fiber, biotechnology, sweeteners, corn processing and other food ingredients. He has authored a series of industry reports on starches and sweeteners. Most recently, his April 2014 Report “Clean Label Starches Process, Applications, Products and Markets” takes a close look at the market size and technologies behind starches with simplified ingredient names.

Prior to his current business, Sakharam has over 30 years experience as a technical and commercial manager. He was a member of the Board of Directors of American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACC) from 2003 to 2006. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Purdue Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research. He held several assignments: director of QA, VP – R &D, Commercial Development, Marketing and Technology Transfer.

As VP of Technology Transfer at Cerestar, he identified and inventoried the expertise and capabilities of the European branch of Cerestar to support the technology and business needs of Cerestar USA. He built a state-of-the-art QA/process chemistry, applications/commercial development center and product development facilities throughout his career to enhance R & D, business & operations at assignments with three companies.

Sakharam successfully managed QA/process chemistry, R & D, commercial development, marketing, market research, segmentation, new product commercialization during his various assignments. He created a system to facilitate technology transfer from one functional area in a company to another, between branches of a global company, and between the food and nonfood sectors.

He is author of many papers, with presentations and certain key patents. He is a frequent speaker at IFT, AACC Int. Purdue, ISU, and U. ILL among others. He also served on Advisory Boards of Purdue Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research; and Purdue Calumet Management and Engineering Schools. Sakharam has B.S. in Agriculture, Poona University, India; M.S. Food Technology, Central Food Tech. Res. Institute, Mysore University, Ph.D. Food Science/Cereal Chemistry, Kansas State University and Marketing Management at University of Michigan.

2013 Clean Label Conference Presentation Description:
Emerging and Applied Clean Label Starch Technologies

Starch has long played a crucial role in food acceptability. Historically, modified starches were developed to help manufacturers answer consumer demands for economical, yet superior textured products. As attention turns to “pantry-friendly” labels, momentous growth is expected in the use of simply labeled, yet sophisticated starches. Dr. Sakharam Patil’s presentation discusses the current and emerging technologies behind physically and enzymatically altered starches offering clean label opportunities. Practical advice on applications and evaluation techniques will be provided.

April 2014 Report: Clean Label Starches Process, Applications, Products and Markets

From the publisher, S K Patil & Associates, Inc.: Clean/Simple label on the foods as a marketing tool and to offer value added option is the most important are in recent food markets. This timely 200 page Clean Label Starches Report is combination of three separate groups of starches; Physically Modified, Enzyme Modified and the CWS starches prepared as reports 1, 2 and 3 separate reports. All three reports are enhanced to include the latest development applications and the market information. Food formulators, marketers and the R & D teams can develop excellent approaches in their clean label product development capabilities. Our in-depth researches, expert analysis in the areas of clean label starches has supported our clients, have helped technical and business professionals in R & D, marketing and purchasing make the right strategic decisions.