Measuring Proteins for Claims Presentation

DAVID PLANK MEASURING PROTEIN FOR CLAIMS 2016 PTT

In marketing protein products, manufacturers must first quantify the amount of quality protein to satisfy labeling requirements. The current standard for measuring protein quality is a rat digestibility model used in combination with amino acid analysis known as the PDCAAS method. This expensive, time consuming method can result in delayed product development timelines and protein over-fortification. Animal testing is also counter to many brands supporting environmental consciousness. This presentation reviewed regulatory requirements for making a protein claim, processing factors impacting protein quality and research on a new, non-animal PDCAAS method which correlates well to the rat PDCAAS method.

David Plank, Senior Technical Manager, Medallion Labs speaking on “Measuring Proteins for Claims” at the 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.

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