Saturday, November 28, 2020

Partnership to boost plant-based innovation in India

The majority-owned Indian joint venture of value-added vegetable oils & fats provider, AAK, has partnered with the Good Food Institute to drive plant-based innovation in India.

The partnership with see Good Food Institute (GFI) India collaborate with AAK Kamani on research and business promotion aimed at advancing the nation’s highly promising market for plant-based meat and dairy alternatives.

Through the partnership, AAK’s Customer Innovation Centre in Mumbai will host AAK Kamani Academy sessions designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage of the significant opportunities that exist in India’s plant-based foods category.

With support from the GFI India, AAK will also provide co-development expertise on how companies can accelerate the formulation of new products, with a focus on achieving optimal texture and appealing to local tastes.

The collaboration is closely linked to AAK’s global AkoPlanet initiative, which provides a platform for plant-based food innovations.

“This collaboration means we can provide more support to both established food producers and start-ups, promoting the fast-track development of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives for the Indian market,” said Dheeraj Talreja, President of AAK Kamani.

“We are particularly excited to work with the Good Food Institute India. As a non-profit organization, it is globally recognized for supporting the development of sustainable and healthy plant-based foods.”

Niall Sands, President Plant-based Foods at AAK, added: “Developing great-tasting plant-based foods is one of the main challenges today. There are a lot of good products on the market already.

“However, to maintain the growing interest in plant-based foods we must continue to improve the sensory experience. From a global perspective we also need to be mindful of the need to adapt to regional taste preferences. This is why I’m so pleased to start our collaboration with the Good Food Institute in India.”

Varun Deshpande, Managing Director at the Good Food Institute India, commented: “The challenges of climate change, antimicrobial resistance and food insecurity presented by the world’s reliance on animal protein supply chains have been underscored by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

“Accelerating the development of the plant-based meat, egg and dairy sector is therefore imperative to building a more secure and resilient protein supply.

“Indian businesses and scientists have immense potential to be at the center of this development, driving affordability and sensory experiences as well as cultural appeal in transformative plant-based foods – but they need support on their journey.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.
















Latest news

RMGroup offers best-in-class service and support to customers throughout the UK

Leading robotics and automation specialists, RMGroup, prides itself in offering its customers the best service and support provision throughout the UK. Consisting of a network...

DSM launches enzyme for lactose-free, sugar-reduced dairy

Royal DSM has launched a new enzyme to produce high-quality and clean-tasting lactose-free and sugar-reduced dairy products. Joining the company’s Maxilact lactose portfolio, Maxilact Super...

Fourth production site for Troy Foods

Troy Foods, a producer of vegetable, salad and mayonnaise, has expanded its operations with the completion of a fourth site. Supported by a £500,000 investment...

i2r Packaging Solutions targets US market growth

Strategic investments, impressive growth in capacity over the past 12 months and ongoing market penetration, particularly overseas, has resulted in i2r Packaging Solutions increasing...

Achieving clean label production

Consumers expect their food to be healthy and safe. Increasingly they prioritise foods made using future-friendly manufacturing methods and with fewer additives. But how...

Pull the perfect pint with John Guest PolarClean push-fit connectors

Improve the conditioning of beer using John Guest’s pioneering PolarClean push-fit connectors to keep beer lines extra cold and clean. Trusted by leading breweries, John...

Related news

RMGroup offers best-in-class service and support to customers throughout the UK

Leading robotics and automation specialists, RMGroup, prides itself in offering its customers the best service and support provision throughout the UK. Consisting of a network...

DSM launches enzyme for lactose-free, sugar-reduced dairy

Royal DSM has launched a new enzyme to produce high-quality and clean-tasting lactose-free and sugar-reduced dairy products. Joining the company’s Maxilact lactose portfolio, Maxilact Super...

Fourth production site for Troy Foods

Troy Foods, a producer of vegetable, salad and mayonnaise, has expanded its operations with the completion of a fourth site. Supported by a £500,000 investment...

i2r Packaging Solutions targets US market growth

Strategic investments, impressive growth in capacity over the past 12 months and ongoing market penetration, particularly overseas, has resulted in i2r Packaging Solutions increasing...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close