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The Evolution of a Meat Industry Trade Fair: “Rethinking Meat and Proteins” is Theme for IFFA 2025

Under the motto “Rethinking Meat and Proteins”, IFFA 2025 will feature a dedicated “New Proteins” product area. The international meat and protein industry will convene from 3rd to 8th May 2025 in Frankfurt am Main for IFFA – Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins, which continues its shift in interest towards alternative proteins. The International Trade Fair for the Meat Industry, known as IFFA, has traditionally been a leading global trade fair focused on the meat industry, showcasing innovations in meat processing, packaging, and sales. However, in recent years, there has been a notable shift in IFFA’s focus, reflecting broader industry and consumer trends towards alternative proteins. The protein world is rapidly developing This shift is primarily driven by growing consumer demand for sustainable and …

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AGRANA Starch Ingredients: Optimize the Texture and Protein Content in Your Plant-Based Product

Are you developing a new plant-based product, or are you planning to? Then the following keywords are certainly familiar to you: “meat-like texture”; “protein content”; “methyl cellulose-free”; “clean label”; and even “rich in fibre”. Product development of plant-based meat alternatives can be challenging: We want to meet the demands regarding texture and structure. It is important to find a valuable plant-based protein source. Surely, we want to meet consumer demands for “clean label”, organic, GMO-free, gluten-free or soy-free, etc. AGRANA Starch is your partner for natural ingredients and the ideal complement for your plant-based product. The carefully selected raw materials of AGRANA Starch are corn, potatoes, and wheat. We produce starch products for the food industry as well as for other industrial sectors from these …

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Fi Europe Startup Innovation Challenge 2023: Cutting-Edge Innovations for Sustainable Food Production

The Fi Europe Startup Innovation Challenge 2023 welcomes young startups to submit their cutting-edge ideas for making food production healthy and sustainable using cellular agriculture, plant-based innovations, or plant-breeding technologies. Applications are open until 1 September. Supported by Fi Europe, the world’s largest gathering of F&B ingredient buyers and suppliers, and organized by Informa Markets, the challenge will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, from the 27th to the 28th of November, 2023.   Since 2016, Fi Europe Startup Innovation Challenge has provided a unique opportunity for participants to take their innovative concepts to the next level: receive international recognition, attract funding, and present products and ideas to key players in the industry.  Pitch your idea Startups active for five years or less can pitch their …

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German Cities Emerge as Surprise Vegan Dating Hotspots in 2022 Global Ranking

Veggly, the world’s leading dating app for vegans and vegetarians, has released new data ranking the best cities in the world for vegan dating, revealing that two German cities have this year overtaken London to become the biggest vegan dating hotspots. Overall, Europe takes the top five spots, however the US still represents the highest number of vegan daters overall of any individual country. This year, two German cities take both first and second place; with Cologne coming in first place with the highest number of users in relation to population – 8,410 users per million, and Frankfurt ranked second in the world in relation to population, with 7,476 users per every 1 million people in the city. London, which took the top place in …

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ProVeg & MeaTech to Offer Cultivated Meat Samples to Meat Industry at IFFA Frankfurt

ProVeg International is teaming up with MeaTech to host a tasting session of hybrid chicken nuggets at IFFA, the world’s largest meat fair, from 14-19 May. This year marks the first time in the IFFA’s 70-year history that meat substitutes and alt proteins are being featured, with at least 200 of the 900 IFFA exhibitors booked at this year’s show offering products for the production of meat alternatives. Stephanie Jaczniakowska-McGirr, International Head of Food Industry and Retail at ProVeg, states: “This is an exciting year to be involved in the emerging cultured meat industry and the trade fair at Frankfurt offers delegates the chance to satiate their curiosity and taste the product for themselves. Regulatory approval has been granted for cultured meat in Singapore and …

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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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In Tune With the Times: Leading International Trade Fair IFFA to Showcase Processing Tech For Alt Proteins

Looking to the future and with an eye on potential development; IFFA, the long-established leading trade fair for the global meat industry, will be opening up to alternative proteins from 2022. A quite clear objective: to become the top event in the international protein industry. “Plantbased products as a topic are not new at the IFFA; over the past years, however, the increasing desire on the part of consumers for alternative products to meat and fish has given it a boost” – Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt GmbH “The procedures and techniques for the processing and packaging of meat goods and of alternative protein products are very similar. So for us it is a logical step to open the IFFA …

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World’s Biggest Meat Fair Agrees Strategic Agreement With Association for Alternative Sources of Protein (BALPro)

As we revealed in November, the world’s leading trade fair for animal meats – IFFA – announced that it was opening up to alt proteins for the first time after seven decades of being fully dedicated to butchery, with a new subtitle, Technology for Meat and Alternative Protein. “This will enable us to demonstrate and make more accessible the full potential of alternative sources of protein the conventional meat industry” IFFA first began in 1949 as part of the conference of the Butchers’ Association at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. The event centre Messe Frankfurt now informs vegconomist it has agreed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Association for Alternative Sources of Protein (BALPro) for the event in 2022. The collaboration will focus on a …

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‘Plant-Based Experience’ in Frankfurt: ProVeg Designs Supporting Programme for Hi Europe Trade Fair

From November 27th to 29th, 2018 ProVeg (formerly Vegetarierbund Deutschland) will participate in the programme of the Health Ingredients (Hi) Europe trade fair in Frankfurt am Main under the title ‘Plant-Based Experience’. For the first time, ProVeg is an official partner of the fair.

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