Upcycling in the production of food

New ingredients from residues

Thanks to upcycling the offer of natural food additives is becoming more comprehensive, as one can see from the example of pectin. The by-product that is generated during the production of apple juice is used as a gelling agent, which is in the meantime indispensable within the food industry. Polyphenols that are found in the pressing residues are in future to be used to add a further brown shade to the palette of natural colourants for food. The aim of a project supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to develop a large-scale technical process that uses the waste products left over after making juices as an alternative for caramel colouring.

Focus on resource efficiency

The outlook of Anuga FoodTec demonstrates that like recycling, upcycling - the transformation of industrial by-products into important substances - has firmly established itself in the industrial environment of food production. The machines presented at the Cologne fair grounds can already be integrated into all common processes. Rising prices for raw materials and a worldwide growing ecological awareness demand the friendly and efficient handling of natural resources. The opening conference "Resource efficiency - challenges and opportunities" which is taking place at the Cologne fair grounds on 20 March picks up on these aspects. An additional expert forum on 22 March is dedicated to the theme of upcycling and the use of by-products.

Koelnmesse - Global Competence in Food and FoodTec

Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organises food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business.

Source: KoelnMesse

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