City of Light? City of Love? Forget it. The food and beverage industry will have more important things on its mind as it rendezvous at the 33rd Fi Europe & Ni in Paris in December. More than 27,000 visitors are expected, while 1,700 suppliers will be showcasing the latest and most innovative F&B ingredients from all corners of the world.
A big theme of this year’s event is the continuing rise of the health-conscious consumer and its growing appetite for better, sustainably sourced and healthier food options. And with the trend towards vegetarian and vegan continuing to grow, manufacturers are faced with an array of opportunities to tap into the plant protein movement.
This fact has boosted innovation among ingredient suppliers to meet diverse manufacturer demands. A host of international ingredient companies are at FiE 2019 to showcase an array of plant-based proteins including soy protein, wheat protein, pea protein, protein isolate, protein concentrate and textured proteins for application in a host of areas including meat substitutes, bakery, nutritional supplement, beverage and snacks.