Nestlé has announced a collaboration with Burcon, a manufacturer of plant-based proteins derived from pea, canola, soy, hemp, sunflower seed, and various other crops, and Merit Functional Foods, provider of protein ingredients and blends. Nestlé hopes the collaboration will help it accelerate the development of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives.

Each company brings a unique skill set to the partnership. Nestlé has extensive expertise in the development, production, and commercialization of plant-based foods and beverages. Burcon has proprietary plant protein extraction and purification technology, and Merit’s plant protein production capabilities are state of the art.

“Developing nutritious and great-tasting plant-based meat and dairy alternatives requires access to tasty, nutritious, and sustainable raw materials as well as proprietary manufacturing technology,” said Stefan Palzer, Nestlé chief technology officer, in a company press release. “The partnership with Burcon and Merit will give us access to unique expertise and a new range of high-quality ingredients for plant-based food and beverages.”

Press release

More News right arrow

Gathered Foods appoints Christine Mei as new CEO

Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has announced the appointment of Christine Mei as CEO.

Batory Foods appoints Vince Pinneri as president

The board of directors of Batory Foods, a national distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, has appointed Vince Pinneri to the position of president and member of the executive team, effective Aug. 31, 2020.

Nellson promotes Hudak-Roos to chief quality officer

Nellson, a North American manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, has announced that Martha (Marty) Hudak-Roos has been named chief quality officer.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances hires Paul and Lumbu

Bell Flavors & Fragrances has announced the hiring of Megan Paul as a sensory technologist and Prisca Lumbu as a regulatory compliance specialist.

Coca-Cola sales fall 28%

According to The Wall Street Journal, Coca-Cola Co. said it believes the biggest challenges of the pandemic are behind it, despite the current surge in coronavirus cases in many parts of the United States.

IFT Weekly Newsletter

Rich in industry news and highlights, the Weekly Newsletter delivers the goods in to your inbox every Wednesday.

Subscribe for free