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Fairs & Events

Plant-Based is Dead? World’s Biggest Food Fair Anuga Launches ‘Anuga Alternatives’ Trade Show

Anuga, the world’s largest trade show for the food and beverage industry, announces the launch of its new event, Anuga Alternatives, set for 2025. The new trade show will focus exclusively on a diverse range of products from the plant-based protein, insect protein, algae protein, mushroom-based protein, and cell-cultivated meat sectors. With over 1,400 companies globally, including at least 70 in Germany, offering plant-based alternatives to animal-based products, Anuga Alternatives highlights the growing interest and expanding variety within the industry. The emphasis on alternative proteins aligns with Anuga’s overarching theme of ‘Sustainable Growth.’ “Alternative proteins are not a short-lived trend, but indeed the future of food. A healthy and sustainable supply of proteins will become an essential component for the food requirements of an ever-increasing …

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Anuga Taste Innovation Show Will Have a Focus on Plant-Based Products

Food and beverage trade fair Anuga will return to Cologne, Germany from October 7-11, under the theme Sustainable Growth. The Anuga Taste Innovation Show will take place at the event, with 68 innovative new products set to be exhibited in the central trend area. According to Anuga, “The focus is on alternative proteins, clean label products as well as products with additional health benefits”. Among the top ten, which were selected by an expert jury, there are three alt protein innovations: BettaF!sh TU-NAH Tin by BettaF!sh, Germany — A plant-based tuna alternative made from European seaweed and plant proteins. The product is free of wheat and soy, and comes in a convenient canned format like conventional tuna. Yogurt alternative made from apricot stones by Kern …

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Anuga Meat 2023

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Plant-Based Meat Products in the Spotlight at Anuga Meat 2023

Anuga Meat, one of the ten trade fairs under the umbrella of Anuga and a renowned platform for the global meat industry, focuses on the latest trends in the industry this October. Anuga Meat takes place from 7th to 11th October 2023 in Cologne, where food service provider Aramark recently announced the opening of Germany’s first purely vegan trade fair restaurant, located at the trade fair grounds at Koelnmesse. In order to meet consumers’ desire for healthy nutrition, regionality, sustainability, and animal welfare, this year’s Anuga Meat will again focus not only on meat, sausage and poultry but also on vegan and vegetarian meat alternatives. The latter are primarily presented in the special show “Meet More Meatless”. This year’s top exhibitors include Bell, Beyond Meat, …

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People

Koelnmesse: Jan Philipp Hartmann Takes Over as Director of Anuga

Cologne‘s famous trade fair space and exhibition centre, Koelnmesse announces that Jan Philipp Hartmann is to take over the position of Director of Anuga at Koelnmesse from 1st April. He will be directly responsible for the management and development of the world’s leading food trade fair. He succeeds Stefanie Mauritz, who took over the role in December 2019. Hartmann, who has been working for Koelnmesse since 2016, has several years of experience as Sales Manager Exhibitors of the confectionery trade fair ISM Middle East as well as ISM. With his international experience and sales strength, he has been able to further advance the development of ISM Middle East as Director since mid-2019 and, among other things, very successfully accompanied its rebranding from Yummex to ISM. …

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Manufacturing & Technology

Handtmann to Present Latest Technologies From Product Preparation to Packaging at Anuga Tec

The Handtmann Group will present the latest technologies for manufacturing a wide variety of food products at Anuga FoodTec under the motto ‘WE TURN IDEAS INTO SOLUTIONS’ in Hall 6 Stand B010/C019. The modular solutions offer scope from start-up to fully automated, highly industrial performance production, optionally from product preparation to transfer to the packaging solution. In the area of product preparation, the Handtmann Inotec BC140iT-300 automatic process unit and the VarioMix mixer will be on display. These universal process units can be used for simultaneous heating, cooling, mixing, crushing and emulsifying of solid, paste-like and liquid products. The all-rounders are perfect as stand-alone machines, but can also be easily integrated into modern, complex production processes. The Biberach-based company will be presenting numerous solutions for …

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Cultivated Fish, Meat, & Poultry, All Animal-Free

Cultivated meat is the next big thing in the food industry – and the highlight of this year’s Anuga trade fair, which hosted ProVeg’s New Food Conference. Food-tech pioneers provided insights into the evolving cultured food sector, which will soon be producing meat, poultry, fish, milk, and eggs without the need for animals. In the future, it’s possible that nine billion people will be able to enjoy steaks, fish, and cheese without causing harm to animals, the environment, or their health. This is the vision of the nearly 20 industry representatives, investors, and scientists who spoke at the New Food Conference (NFC) in Cologne on 10–11 October. Food organisation ProVeg organised the international conference as a hybrid online and in-person event for the first time, …

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Anuga 2021 Exceeds All Expectations

Over 70,000 visitors from 169 countries – spirit of optimism at the leading global trade fair for food and beverages – high level of satisfaction among both the exhibitors and visitors International, inspiring and above all personal – that was the 36th edition of Anuga which was staged from 09.-13.10.2021 in Cologne. With over 70,000 visitors from 169 countries and more than 4,600 exhibitors from 98 nations, the leading global trade fair for food and beverages once again demonstrated that trade fairs of these dimensions are possible again. “We are delighted with this result. It underlines the global significance of Anuga and the trust that is placed in us as a trade fair organisation. Furthermore, it also shows that Germany as a trade fair location …

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ANUGA 2021 Day 4: The Future of the Global Food Industry

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Under this year’s key theme “Transform,” Anuga 2021 will focus on the future of the international food industry and the development of a more sustainable and efficient global food system. Plant-based or purely plant-based products and other alternative protein products play an important role here. The many national and, above all, international exhibitors from these sectors are already extremely satisfied with the course of the trade fair so far and are enthusiastic about the great interest shown by buyers and investors at Anuga.

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ANUGA 2021 Day 3: The Entire Spectrum of the Vegan Food Industry in One Show

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The third day of the world’s leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry is over and Anuga is already drawing to a close. But there is still time to explore, inform and network, and there is still more than enough to explore in the plant-based sector. Our vegconomist team on-site also continues to be excited and fascinated by the wealth of vegan innovations presented by both national and international exhibitors.

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ANUGA 2021 Day 2: New Food Conference and a Variety of Vegan Innovations

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Day 2 at Anuga: This year, in addition to the numerous exhibitors of vegan products, the trade fair also holds a comprehensive supporting program for the alternative protein industry. A highlight of the show on the second day was the launch of the New Food Conference organized by ProVeg, which this year focuses on cellular agriculture.

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Katleen Haefele, Head of Food Services and Events, ProVeg

Interviews

New Food Conference 2021: “Participants Will Get to Experience the Taste, Smell, and Texture of a Cultured Chicken Nugget That is Entirely Slaughter-Free”

What is cultured meat and who is it for? ProVeg’s New Food Conference, which will be held at the Anuga trade fair on October 10 and 11, aims to answer these and other questions. In this interview, Katleen Haefele, Head of Food Services and Events at ProVeg, provides insights into Europe’s first and largest conference on alternative proteins, and reveals a very exciting food sampling that will be available at the event. Why is the New Food Conference being held in collaboration with Anuga this time? Anuga is the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages, and is an important barometer of the industry and its future. Plant-based foods and alternative proteins have experienced a real boom in recent years and the segment continues …

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Company News

Vegan Fair Manager Stefanie Mauritz Now Heads World’s Largest Food Fair Anuga

Stefanie Mauritz has been apppointed as the new director of Colone-based event Anuga, the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages, with 7,590 exhibitors and around 170,000 visitors. Mauritz was previously responsible for the vegan fair Veganfach, also in Cologne,which strongly signals a more plantbased direction for the future of Anuga.

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Very Vegan ANUGA

Over the past couple of days part of the vegconomist editorial staff attended the world’s largest food fair, the ANUGA in Cologne, Germany. We were very positively surprised how many vegan products were presented there. Beyond Meat, JUST and Moving Mountains were presented by their respective distributors, PHW and Zandbergen, in the middle of the meat halls – which took some getting used to for vegans.

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