Food Matters Live is sponsored by companies from across the food, drink and nutrition sectors – reflecting the breadth of the event's content, its stakeholders and participants.

Get involved in June 2021 here.

The Official Plant-Based Lead Partner for June 2021: Dacsa Group

Dacsa Group

Spanish family-owned Dacsa, is the leading dry corn milling company in Europe, a distinguished rice producer, and after 8 years of hardwork and heavy investments, are now positioning ourselves as a reference in the Plant-Based Industry due to our capacity to provide our customers with solutions tailored to market demands, from ingredients to developing or co-manufacturing end products.

learn more about Dacsa

View Dacsa's Session at Food Matters Live:

"Key factors to succeed in the plant-based revolution” on 30/06 at 12:30 p.m.

Email to register as a Start Up, or go here to register for a ticket.

view Dacsa's session at Food Matters Live

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Featured Partners for June 2021

Hear exclusive insights from our featured “Get on Stage” partners at Food Matters Live during the live webcast programme on the 29/30th June. 

Joining us:


AAK is the leading provider of value-adding vegetable oil solutions in the UK, with more than 140 years of experience working across every food industry including Chocolate and Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Special Nutrition and Foodservice.


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Azelis is a world-leading speciality ingredients distributor specialising in technical innovation and formulation support. Azelis offer a unique and extensive range of performance, flavour and nutritional ingredients from world class manufacturers:

- Providing sales, technical and supply chain excellence:
- Effective provision of dedicated sales, marketing, regulatory and technical expertise to customers
- Innovative solutions and value adding services
- Transparent partnership with principals and customers for our mutual benefit




Founded in 1872 in Paris, France, Biospringer is a historical key player and global producer of yeast extract and derived ingredients from yeast.

Biospringer an expert in taste. Biospringer aims to bring taste and pleasure by providing a unique range of yeast extracts and derived yeast products, from dried yeast to natural flavors and more, to the food and beverage industry.




Cargill's team of 155,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 155 years, they have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. They are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And they help all of their partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow.



CP Kelco 

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, and consumer and industrial products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions for product formulation challenges. 


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Gerald McDonald

Gerald McDonald delivers juices/concentrates, herbs/spices and vegan products from their BRC ‘AA’ approved purpose-built blending facilities and chilled/frozen storage warehouses to UK customers and worldwide. New product development is at the heart of their business at Gerald McDonald and their technical expertise means they can support customers throughout the process from concept to delivery.




Ingredia Dairy Experts is a French dairy company with an outstanding expertise in bioactives ingredients. Committed in sustainability, our natural bioactives relies on high quality specifications.




Kantar is the world’s leading evidence-based insights and consulting company. We have a complete, unique and rounded understanding of how people think, feel and act; globally and locally in over 90 markets. By combining the deep expertise of our people, our data resources and benchmarks, our innovative analytics and technology, we help our clients understand people and inspire growth.


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Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company, offers solutions that nourish lives all over the world. From humble beginnings as an Irish dairy co-operative, Kerry has grown into a large international food industry leader, with offices in 32 countries, 151 manufacturing facilities and more than 26,000 employees globally, including over 1,000 food scientists. 


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Lipotec SAU

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better.

Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees.



Pen & Tec

Pen & Tec is a regulatory affairs consultancy with over 20 years’ experience specialising in European and international food chain legislation. We help clients take food and feed products to market faster and offer advice on various registration options for meeting client commercial objectives. 


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Partnering with our Food Matters Live Awards, recognising innovation across food, drink and nutrition are:

Alta Bioscience

Established in 1973, AltaBioscience provides analytical laboratory services in addition to custom syntheses of peptides, DNA oligos and both polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. Our testing services include amino acid analysis and protein sequencing in addition to other mass spec analytical techniques.



Product Chain

We’re All About The Sales! Product Chain is a leading UK FMCG Sales agency with a track record for delivering results. Championing exciting Food & Drink brands is our business. Our team of senior level Sales Professionals have experience across all channels including Retail, Wholesale, Food Service and On-Trade. We offer an efficient and effective solution to managing your sales programme and are always focused on achieving listings for all our clients. We thrive on growing product sales and increasing your market share, delivering this without you having the headache and cost of recruiting and managing your own sales team.




Verlingue Limited is a family owned, top 15 UK Chartered Insurance Broker and Employee Benefits consultant providing expert advice to U.K. and global food and beverage manufacturers  who operate across a range of  industry specialisms including ingredients, dairy, meat processing, flavours & fragrance and convenience.



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