What’s new at FiE? New ingredient innovation on display for 2019
By Katy Askew
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Rapidly shifting consumer expectations have placed food makers under pressure. The industry’s response has been to step up the pace of R&D and shorten innovation cycles.
High performing ingredients that tap into key consumer trends are enabling finished good manufacturers to deliver. And such innovation will be on full display at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Paris on 3-5 December.
Established trends like the drive for cleaner labels continue to shape formulation requirements. Meanwhile, the explosive growth of the meat-free category – and the need to find new ingredients that deliver in terms of taste, texture and mouthfeel – have put plant-based proteins in the spotlight. Reformulation efforts to cut salt, fat or sugar continue apace. And the health-conscious consumer is even going a step further, seeking out products that contain ‘superfoods’ and deliver functional benefits. All the while the desire for mindful indulgence and convenience can be seen in full force.
Food industry innovators need to respond to these demanding – and sometimes seemingly contradictory – expectations to continue to excite global consumers.
With more than 1,700 exhibitors and 15,000 ingredients on the show floor, here is a small selection of some of the must-see ingredient developments showcased at this year’s FiE plus highlights from the New Product Zone, which showcases product innovations from leading industry players.
Scroll through the gallery to see what's in store at this year's event.