Trend inspired dishes take centre stage at Fi EUROPE 2019

4 Nov 2019

Inspired by evolving consumer food and beverage trends including street food, health and wellness, hidden vegetables, plant power and clean label, Ingredion will showcase a suite of seven delicious recipe prototypes at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), Paris.

Designed specifically for the event, these unique recipes show food and beverage manufacturers how they can convert influential consumer trends into indulgent eating experiences that deliver business opportunities.

Trend inspired dishes take centre stage at Fi EUROPE 2019

Ingredion will also reveal exclusive market insights in a new industry report into one of the industry’s mega trends – clean label. The new report looks at how the clean label trend has evolved and reflects on what this now means for manufacturers, and the steps the industry should be taking to reflect consumers new found expectations. Expert in Clean and Simple Food Ingredients, Constantin Drapatz, will also take to the stage at the Fi Conference Discover Centre (booth 7A25) on the opening day (11-11:30am) to present findings from Ingredion’s seventh Global Consumer Insights Program. His talk ‘What influences consumers to buy into the clean label megatrend?’ will address the trends and influencing factors that prevent or enable a switch to clean label and also make consumers switch brands.

Demonstrating the company’s dedication to trend-connected innovation, Ingredion’s team of culinologists will freshly prepare a menu of dishes that balance both consumer and manufacturer needs. Formulated with Ingredion’s highly functional innovations including the recently launched NOVATION® Lumina clean label starches, rice flours, pulse-based proteins, starches and food systems, the menu features;
• An indulgent celeriac veloute with root vegetables
• Clean label carrot, orange and ginger soup
• Velvety vegan cheese board
• Virtuous vegetarian steamed bao bun
• Creamy yoghurt and fruit pot
• Rich raspberry vanilla tart and creamy chocolate cherry tart
• A frozen chai masala flavoured dessert.

Charlotte Commarmond, Senior Director - Marketing and Innovation, Ingredion EMEA, says: “The modern shopper is on the hunt for on-trend food and beverage products that are delicious, healthy and convenient. As consumer needs evolve and new trends emerge, food manufacturers face the constant challenge of adapting alongside them to satisfy an ever-diverse range of diets and lifestyle choices, while maximising efficiencies and speed to market.

“Clean label in particular has an enduring appeal and is now front of mind for today’s modern consumers – which is why we’ll be using our 25 years+ experience and research to uncover the insights helping the industry to meet, and even anticipate, consumer demand in our exclusive report and conference presentation.

“With a rising number of consumers demanding more ‘natural’ and fewer processed products on the supermarket shelves, this represents a growing opportunity for manufacturers to meet consumer trends whilst bringing business benefit. Our technical experts look forward to meeting with delegates to discuss what they can do to build consumer confidence and trust, while adapting their products to reflect an evolving and ever-diverse range of diets, trends and lifestyle choices.”

Learn more about the business benefits of clean label in Ingredion’s talk, ‘What influences consumers to buy into the clean label megatrend?’, 3 December, Fi Conference Discover Centre (booth 7A25) at 11-11:30am. Delegates can also visit Ingredion on stand 6D110 to taste any of the delicious on-trend prototypes and pick up a copy of the report.

To find out more about Ingredion’s solutions please visit their experts on stand 6D110. To schedule an interview with an Ingredion representative at the event, please contact [email protected]