RSSL Seminar - Vegan and Vegetarian Food: Meeting The Challenge

6 March 2019 08:30-17:00, Reading, United Kingdom

On Wednesday 6 March 2019, RSSL will be running a FREE event in Reading for the Food, Drink and Related Industries. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about Vegan and Vegetarian food.

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 proteins 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?

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

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

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 protein in 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

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. 
University of Reading, Park House

Meadow Suite, University of Reading, Park House, University of Reading, Park House, The Meadow Suite, Whiteknights Campus , Reading, RG6 6UA , United Kingdom

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