Functional Technologies Corp. develops and commercializes proprietary, advanced yeast-based solutions to significant problems in the food, beverage and healthcare industries. The Company's technology platform and scientific know-how improves the performance of innate yeast functions, and prevents the formation of naturally occurring toxins and contaminants that either affect final product quality or are classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as probable human carcinogens.
Functional Technologies' lead technologies include yeasts that prevent and reduce the formation of the foul-smelling contaminant hydrogen sulphide (H2
S) and the carcinogen acrylamide, both byproducts of food and beverage processing. These contaminants are found in many commonly consumed items, such as fermented food products and alcoholic beverages, and baked and fried goods, and are an important concern for food safety regulators worldwide.