ADM probiotic strain wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award

ADM’s Biopolis probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium lactis (BPL1), was recently recognized by the Business Intelligence Group with a 2021 Big Innovation Award in the food and beverage category.

Judie Bizzozero, Content Director

January 15, 2021

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ADM probiotic strain wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award

BPL1 is a probiotic targeting metabolic health through body mass index (BMI) reduction with an impact on waist circumference and abdominal fat. BPL1 is a unique strain, as it’s available as a live probiotic and also as a heat-treated postbiotic that retains functional properties for waist circumference reduction and impacting abdominal fat.

According to ADM, it is the only probiotic in the market targeting weight management that also works as a postbiotic (i.e., when heat-treated), allowing for potential application across a wide variety of food and beverage products, from sports drinks and bars to dairy products, including ice cream. This formulation flexibility capability is critical in making probiotics more easily accessible to the masses and giving functional health benefits to foods and products that are already being enjoyed by millions of people regularly.

“We’re very pleased to be recognized by the BIG Innovation Awards for our continued advancements in the field of microbiome science,” said Ian Pinner, chief strategy and innovation officer, and president of ADM’s Health & Wellness division. “Today’s consumers face unprecedented health and wellness challenges, and we are committed to delivering leading-edge microbiome research and innovation to help our customers provide science-backed metabolic health solutions in a wide range of convenient, consumer-friendly applications.”

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.

About the Author(s)

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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