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Plant Based Protein Makes Its Debut in Process Expo Production Lines

Jun 7, 2021

Production line participants announced

PROCESS EXPO show management today announced the creation of its latest live production line which will be in operation on the PROCESS EXPO 2021 show floor. This line will produce plant-based chicken nuggets and feature innovative technology from eight leading food equipment manufacturers. Taking place November 2-5, 2021 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, PROCESS EXPO 2021 will feature live demonstrations of this line, three times daily, to show the audience the entire process from loading of the protein base and spices, through all facets of the production process including mixing, forming, batter/breading, through simulated baking and freezing, before moving on to the packaging of the nuggets. 

Participating exhibitors in this line include:

In addition, this line is being sponsored by prominent engineering firm and FPSA member, Burns & McDonnell, which is also acting as Project Manager of the line. Furthermore, this line is also being supported with generous product contributions from Cereal Ingredients and Idan Foods


"This is the first production line put together by FPSA’s Prepared Foods Council, and given the huge interest in alterative proteins, we look forward to showing the Process Expo audience how this line can function and produce one of the most popular products in our industry today,” said Dan Voit, Chairman of the FPSA Prepared Foods Council and CEO of Blentech. “Not only will this line feature some of the most innovative processing and packaging technologies out in the market today, but this line will also feature Industry 4.0 capabilities that will be highlighted during the demonstrations in an effort to help our customer base realize even greater levels of automation which will contribute positively to the bottom line.”

“We look forward to this fall’s show as the perfect platform for food manufacturers to meet with suppliers to explore new manufacturing solutions that can be applied to improve their production,” said David Seckman, President & CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA). “In addition, by partnering with our new show manager, Messe Frankfurt, this year’s show offers tremendous reach

into new markets, products and technologies which are sure to provide a competitive advantage for PROCESS EXPO clientele. This plant-based nugget line is the perfect example of that. Coupled with valuable educational sessions on this very topic, as well as a wide variety of other critical topics, attendees at this year’s show will enjoy and learn about the very latest in technology.”

PROCESS EXPO brings together thousands of qualified buyers, food and beverage processors and packaging professionals, including C-level  industry executives, engineers, technical directors, plant managers, product development managers and more. 

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Background information on Food Processing Suppliers Association
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support members’ success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade. FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Pet Food, Prepared Foods and Meat sectors.

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Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733* million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organizing and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at:

* preliminary figures 2019.

Messe Frankfurt Inc. is a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company produces ten shows within the United States, Canada and Mexico. The North American portfolio includes Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing New York City, Home Textiles Sourcing, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas, The Clean Show, INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, Festival of Motoring USA and PROCESS EXPO. 

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Messe Frankfurt international trade fairs for the food industry
Messe Frankfurt organizes trade fairs relating to food processing all over the world. They are grouped under the heading of ‘Food Technology’. Currently, five events belong to this portfolio. In addition to IFFA, Leading International Trade Fair for the Meat Industry in Frankfurt am Main, and Tecno Fidta, International Food Technology, Additives and Ingredients Trade Fair in Argentina they are Meat Pro Asia in Thailand, Modern Bakery Moscow, International Trade Fair for Bakery and Confectionery and Salon du Chocolat, Moscow.

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