Celebrating the United Nations’ designating 2016 as “International Year of Pulses”, on Monday 16 May at The High Commission of Canada, Food Matters Live was delighted to welcome key members of the food and drink industry to an industry briefing dedicated to innovation and NPD with pulse fractions.

Representatives from United Biscuits, Bakkavor, 2 Sisters Food Group, Univar, Association for Nutrition, Euromonitor, IAR Agri Ltd, Sustainable Restaurant Association and Allied Bakeries were among the many delegates who attended the event to learn about the opportunities to include pulse flours and fractions - including dried beans, dried peas, lentils & chickpeas - into mainstream food manufacture.

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Canada’s role as leading exporter of food & agri-products: presentation by Gordon Bacon, CEO Pulse Canada

United Nations’ International Year of Pulses: A global perspective of goals and activities: presentation by Andrew Jacobs – Chair of UK I.Y.P. Promotion Group

Pulses: Health, Nutrition & Sustainability benefits of incorporating pulses into food manufacture: presentation by Sue Dibb, Eating Better Alliance

Pulse Fractions: the Future of Food. INGREDION UK presentation on Pulse fractions for Innovation and N.P.D: Presentation by Alan MacDougall, Regional Sales Manager, UK & Ireland and Chris Lightfoot Culinology Lead - EMEA (NPD chef)

LovePulses Product Showcase – NPD competition winner: Chalotte Reynolds from Harper Adams University introduces “Pulse Crisps

Market trends for healthier ingredients: presentation by Melanie Felgate of Canadean Market Research

 

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