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BENEO Presents Authentic Vegan Chicken Chunks at Fi Europe

German ingredients manufacturer BENEO showcased vegan chicken chunks as the next step in the company’s vegetable protein strategy at the Fi Europe show yesterday.  Following the acquisition of Meatless BV at the beginning of the year, BENEO is expected to add the chicken chunks as a semi-finished product to its portfolio for the first time in the second quarter of 2023. Thanks to a special recipe and a patented production process, BENEO states it will offer manufacturers a highly scalable and effective way to join the plant-based shift. Visitors to Fi Europe were able to sample the plant-based chicken pieces for themselves as award-winning chef Pieter-Jan Lint from Belgium prepared vegan dishes with prototypes of the new semi-finished product. The vegan chicken chunks offer food …



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AGRANA Showcases Plant-Based Solutions at Food Ingredients Europe

AGRANA is set to appear at Food Ingredients Europe, a leading trade fair for the food processing sector, to showcase a range of novel solutions for use in plant-based foods. The global food group has developed products such as nut and coconut-based vegan yogurts and desserts, inspired by the growing trend towards eating nuts as a healthy snack. The yogurts can be made from almonds or cashews, and can optionally be combined with fruit. AGRANA has also created a plant-based soft-serve ice cream made from rice. The product is naturally low in sugar and high in fibre, and can be used in a standard ice cream machine. Additionally, other types of plant-based ice cream will be on display, as well as an oat-based pannacotta using …


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ChickP Develops Plant-Based Ice Cream Prototype with ‘Dairy’s Full Sensory Experience’

ChickP, the Israeli food tech company specializing in chickpea protein, has introduced protein isolates customized for dairy-free ice cream. The company claims to have developed a creamy plant-based ice cream prototype that offers the full sensory experience of dairy.  ChickP states that its protein isolates will help manufacturers overcome the challenges of texture, flavour, and use of additives when making dairy-free ice cream. The development follows the successful use of the company’s isolates in creating a nutritious chickpea-based creamer for cappuccino and an egg replacement for vegan mayonnaise. Creating dairy-free ice cream The plant-based ice cream prototype was developed in collaboration with VANIGLIA, a premium international ice cream chain headquartered in Israel that uses 100% natural ingredients without artificial colors or preservatives.  According to ChickP, …


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Ingredients Show Fi Europe & Hi Europe Returns to France in December

Ingredients show Fi & Hi Europe is set to attract over 20,000 attendees from more than 135 countries around the world when it returns to France from 6-8 December at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Key exhibitors attending include ADM, Beneo, Brenntag, Cargill, DSM, and Ingredion.  Over 1,200 exhibitors will attend both in person and virtually, covering a wide variety of live and on-demand content, as well as data-driven matchmaking options. Each exhibitor will have an online profile allowing them to network with others ahead of the event and gather leads using the event’s lead scanning system. The online event begins 28th Nov covering industry topics such as plant-based, health & wellbeing and reformulation, as well as category updates on key trending segments like …


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Fi Europe: Apply Now For the Fi Europe Innovation Awards 2021

Fi Europe Innovation Awards and Startup Innovation Challenge: honoring breakthrough innovations in the food and beverage industry. As part of the world’s leading trade shows Fi Europe and Hi Europe, companies and professionals will once again be honored for outstanding achievements in the industry. Startups no more than five years old can submit their most innovative product, service or solution to the Startup Innovation Challenge 2021 by September 17. For Fi and Hi Europe exhibitors, the Fi Europe Innovation Awards 2021 are open until September 24. These will be awarded in eight categories; one of the categories, “Future of Nutrition,” will be awarded for the first time this year to individuals from companies, associations or organizations that are not exhibiting. Both the Startup Innovation Challenge …




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WACKER Presents Solutions for Vegan Food at Food Ingredients Europe

At Food Ingredients (FI) Europe 2019, WACKER is presenting innovative solutions for vegan food. The Munich-based group is helping the food industry develop products that serve the growing market for vegan food. You can visit WACKER at Booth 7G27 in Hall 7 – and today, December 4, 3:40 p.m. local time, Dr. Ulrike Fischer-Nägele will be holding a 25-minute presentation: “Start Your Next Generation Product: Innovative Food Solutions with Cyclodextrins.” The company’s alpha-dextrin, marketed under the brand CAVAMAX® W6, is used as a substitute for eggs in fine baked goods, thereby enabling vegan recipes. Its FERMOPURE® vegan cysteine is an ideal raw material for flavors, particularly savory flavors, as well as for use in bakery applications. Consumers want healthy, sustainably manufactured products with no ethical …