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Vegan and Vegetarian Food - Meeting The Challenge (6 March 2019)

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Meadow Suite, Park House

Reading University

Whiteknights Campus

Reading

RG6 6UA

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A FREE EVENT FOR THE FOOD DRINK AND RELATED INDUSTRIES

More people than ever before are choosing to follow meat-free or plant-based diets. In Europe, the number of consumers buying vegetarian food has reportedly risen by over 25%, and in the UK 7% of the population are now believed to identify as vegan. Factor in the growing popularity of flexitarianism and this becomes a major shift in consumer behaviour.

To be part of this opportunity, food and drink manufacturers are supporting these new dietary choices by developing ranges of great-tasting, authentic vegan and vegetarian products.

These developments can be complex and there are many things that need to be taken into consideration when developing and manufacturing vegan and vegetarian products. From the initial concept and the challenges of formulating with different plant proteints taking nutrition, taste and texture into consideration through to ongoing manufacturing controls. How do you ensure confidence in your supply chain, as well as in the controls you have around your manufacturing processes to minimise the risk of cross contamination? Are you commissioning the right testing to support your claims as well as meeting the requirements of consumers, the retailers and other industry bodies?


Join us on Wednesday 6 March in Reading, and in just one morning you will gain an overview of:

  • Current plant-based food trends and labelling requirements

  • The role of protein in plant-based product innovation

  • Considerations for supplier management and manufacturing

  • Cleaning validation as a control

  • Sampling and testing to support your claims


PROGRAMME

08.45 Registration and coffee

09.30 Welcome and introduction to RSSL

09.50 Overview of the plant-based sector and market trends

10.10 The role of proteinin plant-based product innovation

10.30 Coffee break

10.50 Considerations for manufacturing vegan and vegetarian food

11.20 Sampling and testing to support your claims

11.50 Wrap up and questions

12.00 Tour of RSSL laboratories

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Meeting close


Over lunch you will have the opportunity to network with fellow industry professionals and our experts to discuss current issues and share ideas.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand spaces are limited. We would therefore ask that you do not register more than 3 delegates from your company/organisation.

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Reading University

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