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Plant vs Animal Protein Functionality

Plant vs Animal Protein Functionality

“FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN dairy and plant proteins will affect performance in beverage and bar applications,” said Hong Jiang, Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, in her presentation titled “Characterization of Functional and Sensory Properties of Commercial...

Improving Plant Protein Ingredients

Improving Plant Protein Ingredients

Plant proteins have come to the fore for a number of reasons. For one, [the raw materials generally] cost less than animal proteins. But they also align well with a number of emergent consumer trends, such as vegetarianism, veganism and sustainability. Thus far,...

Sports Nutrition and Specialty Diets

Sports Nutrition and Specialty Diets

MARIE SPANO, MSC, RD, CSCS, CSSD, leading Sports Nutrition Expert began her talk, “Sports Nutrition and Specialty Diets: From Keto to Vegan,” by emphasizing that protein isn’t only for bodybuilders. Sports nutrition and specialty diets play a powerful role in weight...

Consumer Views on Protein

Consumer Views on Protein

CONSUMER VIEWS ON PROTEIN CONSUMERS AROUND THE GLOBE are increasingly interested in eating more protein, and they are obtaining that protein from an evolving variety of sources. Julie Johnson, General Manager of HealthFocus International, presented illuminating...

Wella Cashew Cacao Chaga Bar 2020 Protein Sampling Station

A new variety of Wella Bar, Cashew Cacao & Chaga, was launched in 2019. It has a number of "on-trend" characteristics such as the need for a refrigerated distribution chain (thus avoiding the need for emulsifiers), plant-based proteins and chaga mushrooms. This...

High Protein Labeling Regulations

High Protein Labeling Regulations

EMERGING HIGH PROTEIN-BASED FOODS could trigger implications under existing U.S. Federal Standards of Identity (SOI) regarding high protein labeling regulations, explained Jessica O’Connell, Partner with the international law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, in her...

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 1

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 1

IN THE WORDS OF ONE INDUSTRY WAG, “If you need to attend a class on innovation, you’re no innovator.” If you agree, not so fast! A panel entitled “Managing Innovation: From Entrepreneurial Startups to Going Mainstream” offered attendees of the 2019 Protein Trends...

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 1

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 2

“Managing Innovation: From Entrepreneurial Startups to Going Mainstream” offered attendees of the 2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar a practical “how to” guide for innovators. It exposed pitfalls and proffered practical solutions to the challenges that...

Sales Data on Plant and Animal Proteins

Sales Data on Plant and Animal Proteins

Sales Data on Plant and Animal Proteins HIGH-PROTEIN DIETS mean different things to different people. So stated Kasey Farrell, Data Product Manager, Product Intelligence Team SPINS, while setting the stage for her talk “The Age of Protein: Emerging Opportunity for...

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution “CHANGE HAS NEVER HAPPENED THIS FAST, and it will never be this slow again.” Andria Long, Growth Advisor, drew upon her years of innovation experience working with consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies to lay out...

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