State-of-the-art food concepts
The world is changing faster than we could ever have imagined. Forced by a sad, worldwide pandemic affecting all our lives, we are now being faced with a new reality that also involves the food industry. Supply chains are disrupted and consumer behavior has changed overnight.
We cannot change the situation we are in. But we can do what we’ve been doing for 75 years – develop differentiating concepts. To help our customers adapt to this new reality, we will focus all our efforts to help them solving these challenges.
Value-adding concepts for all food industry segments
Discover our key concepts that function as building blocks for your segment strategies and help you add value to your business.
- Renewed focus on retail
- Challenges for home delivery
- Operational excellence
Challenges for Home Delivery
Everyone wants to take a share of the rapidly expanding home-delivery market. However, a lot of these food products are a perfect fit for the convenience market, but unfortunately not home-delivery proof. This brings new product challenges regarding holding time, shelf life, you name it. We help you making these products fully home-delivery proof.
With this economic downturn, the sky is not the limit anymore and we are all looking for savings while feeding our population with good tasting and nutritionally sound food. Besides that, certain categories of our customer base are facing immense growth in demand. We are helping wherever we can in doing this efficiently with our services ranging from superior ingredient alternatives to cost-saving technologies.
More than ever, consumers are ready for change and are craving for new, inspirational and better food. We continue to launch new concepts, with a high proportion of vegan concepts. We offer a broad set of differentiating concepts and co-creation opportunities for all market segments. And as always, these are easy to implement and scale up on existing production lines in the industry.
For some parts of the market, natural casings have been preferred for their appearance. We have been working very hard to create an alginate casing that matches the appearance of a natural casing. We did it with success! This is the result: Agergel RC01, an alginate casing with the appearance of a natural casing, both cooked as uncooked. This Agergel casing is 100% plant-based and perfectly suitable for continuous co-extrusion processing of all kinds of sausages. Agergel RC01 is the preferred product for product development and from an operational point of view.
Key benefits in product performance
- Improved appearance: cooked and uncooked
- Better taste, bite and juiciness
- Specially developed for fresh, breakfast and chipolata type sausages
- A more sustainable and much more cost effective alternative to natural casings
Key benefits in operational performance
- Suitable for high speed continuous production, twisting and linking on co-extrusion lines
- Superior cost-in-use to natural casings
- Price stability
- 1 ready-to-use gel suitable for different types of calibres
Creating a really good white-fish texture combined with a real ‘fishy’ taste is a challenge. This fish type plant-based concept comes with an adjustable ingredient composition, allowing you to easily create your own unique plant-based fish type products like fish type nuggets, fingers, sticks and batter fried fish. Our VascoVega concept is available as vegetarian or vegan. Also, it is free of soy and palm oil.
- Amazing glassy white fish taste and structure
- Cold formable and ready for scalable production
- Suitable for fish nuggets, fingers, sticks and batter fried fish.
- Free of soy and palm oil