Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

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STAND G60 - H60



Pennotec is a small Welsh food technology and biotechnology company at the forefront of supporting the development of the Circular Economy in food manufacturing. Pennotec's technical experts work with food manufacturers to identify potentially high value functional food ingredients in their processing waste streams and lead collaborative research investigations into the natural extraction and purification of these functional ingredients for sale into food, feed and non-food markets.

Using a proprietary, biotechnology platform, Pennotec’s scientists are able to extract functional ingredients that would otherwise be discarded, with minimum impact on the environment. Examples of functional ingredients extracted from food processing by-products streams include; fat-mimicking dietary fibres, natural preservatives for enhancing the shelf-life of fresh produce and natural colourants to provide a natural source of food colouring.

Pennotec has been sub-contracted to the Horizon 2020 STOP (Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy) programme to investigate and promote the use of functional dietary fibres for replacing fats and textural sugars in reduced-calorie recipes for meals prepared in home and school kitchens. This work aims to provide an additional approach to reducing childhood obesity.

We would welcome discussions with food manufacturers who are keen extract more value from by-products generated in their operations and nutritionist and dietetic experts who would be interested in discussing the use of functional fibres in cooking.