Planteneers and Hydrosol to present meat-alternatives at IFFA

Published: 28-Mar-2022

Planteneers will also use the event to showcase its Plantbaser digital product development tool

Hydrosol and Planteneers, sister companies within the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, will exhibit on a joint stand at IFFA 2022, showcasing food product concepts for various markets. Whether all-meat, less meat or all-plant, the concepts are aimed to help manufacturers react to current challenges, trends and consumer desires.

Hydrosol has introduced the PLUSmulson series stabilising system, designed to compensate for the function of missing meat proteins in reduced-meat products. It’s suitable for making many different products, the company claims, and is simple to use and easy to integrate into existing production processes. The company has also developed phosphate-free sausages, designed to capitalise on the “free from” trend.

Planteneers will discuss the possibilities meat and convenience manufacturers have in addition to their core business. With the company’s systems, vendors can extend their product lines with a broad spectrum of plant-based alternatives. The company assists its customers throughout the entire process, from the initial idea to upscaling for large scale production. The resulting plant-based products can be made on existing machines, reducing the need to invest in equipment.

Among the product ideas the company will showcase are alternatives to chicken strips, kebab and steaks. It also offers cheese alternatives, designed as a filling for vegan sausages, or in plant-based convenience products like cordon bleu. The company offers plant-based fish and seafoods, as well as various vegan sauces and dressings.

Finally, Planteneers will also use the event to showcase its Plantbaser digital product development tool. Using this digital configurator, meat producers can select the product they want to make from a portfolio of the company’s plant-based options. Within two weeks Planteneers then sends a prototype of the configured product for testing. IFFA attendees can see exactly how it works in a live demo daily at the joint Planteneers and Hydrosol booth – Hall 12.1, Booth B 81.

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