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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...

Consumer Sales Data on Plant and Animal Proteins

Consumer 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 Plant-Based Alternatives.” Historically,...

RDA Determination and Over or Under Consumption of Proteins

RDA Determination and Over or Under Consumption of Proteins

COMMON MYTHS REGARDING dietary protein were a key focus of the presentation, titled “New News About Protein: How Much is Too Much…and Not Enough,” provided by Steve Hertzler, Ph.D., RD, Sr. Scientist, Clinical Research, Abbott Nutrition. “Can protein give you energy?”...

Where U.S. Consumer Protein Dollars are Spent

Where U.S. Consumer Protein Dollars are Spent

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. CONSUMERS say that they have protein at every meal. That equates to over 300 billion meals with protein per year in the U.S. and Canada. “Of these consumers, 31% say that the source of their protein does matter, and 20% are actively monitoring...

Easy to Long-Range Strategies for Sustainable Protein Foods

Easy to Long-Range Strategies for Sustainable Protein Foods

THE CHALLENGES OF AND POTENTIAL steps toward achieving and maintaining a sustainable, global protein supply were the focus of a presentation from Clyde Don, Ph.D., a consultant in the food science and green chemical industries, based in the Netherlands, and Managing...

Protein Quality Measurements, Claims and Values

Protein Quality Measurements, Claims and Values

INITIALLY, PROTEIN ASSESSMENT involves gathering evidence necessary to support protein claims on food labels. In his presentation titled “The Impact of Processing on Protein Quality Measurements: Implications for Protein Content Claims,” James D. House, Ph.D., of the...

Plant vs. Animal Protein Functionality in Model Systems

Plant vs. Animal Protein Functionality in Model Systems

“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...

Specialty Diets for Athletes to Elderly Needs

Specialty Diets for Athletes to Elderly Needs

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. It also has a powerful role in weight management; functional living...

Consumer Attitudes & Protein Sources: An Overview

Consumer Attitudes & Protein Sources: An Overview

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 results from several recent...

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...

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