Dr Craig Rose will be speaking on Seaweed at FI Europe (Food Ingredients Europe) in November. FIE is a 3-day conference (28th-30th Nov 2017) that considers the issues shaping the global food and beverage market, through many presentations, panel discussions and master classes.

Seaweed at FI Europe

Food Ingredients Europe

Food Ingredients Europe is the world’s largest food ingredients show, that was launched in 1986.  In previous years FI Europe has been attended by more than 19,700 visitors and over 1,400 exhibitors. The event is always held biannually in a major European city, which this year is Frankfurt in Germany, held from 28th November – 30th November 2017. It is a three-day conference event with presentations, panel discussions, and master classes with leading professionals from the world’s food and beverage industry, that showcases new and innovative service and ingredients.

Craig will be speaking on Seaweed at FI Europe session, Reduction and Reformulation sponsored by Tereos.

The session will cover how the food and beverage industry continue to face requests to remove the ‘bad stuff’ from products. Pressure is currently on companies to reduce the amount of sugar in food and drink, with some countries looking to impose sugar taxes – companies have no option but to look for an alternative to sugar. When it comes to salt as well as sugar, consumers have a growing demand for natural ingredients, they are educating themselves in health and pay more attention to products’ ingredients, making salt reduction an important issue. Whilst consumers continue to educate themselves on ingredients, they are also viewing ‘fat’ in a new light, with the emphasis on incorporating the right kinds of fats into their diet. All of these, throw up different challenges around reformulation.

Who is there?

There are hundreds of exhibitors attending FI Europe from all over the world. According to FIE their top exhibitors are Avebe, Fenchem Biotek Ltd, Glanbia and Maxfry GmbH.

As well as exhibitors, 125 industry leading industry professionals will be speaking on a host of news and issues within the food and beverage industry. Health and Wellness, Category Innovation Dairy, Bakery and Beverage and Reduction & Reformulation are just some of the fantastic conferences taking place.

Seaweed at FI Europe

Seaweed at FI Europe

Craig’s presentation is ‘Seaweed for Salt Replacement and so much more’. Seaweed has been used extensively for salt replacement and flavour boosting applications. Linked to the umami characteristics of seaweeds, and innovations with flavours, Seaweed & Co. has developed sustainable ingredients for multiple applications that balance flavour, and add superb new ones, which results in less salt being required.

The presentation on Seaweed at FI Europe, will inform on how this is working, and discuss how seaweed has even more to offer, with incredible nutrition, EU Approved Health Claims, and potential to address diabetes and obesity. Seaweed is regularly predicted as the food of the future, and now we have the ingredients that are enabling this to be the reality.


Keep up to date with all the latest news and interviews from speakers, you may hear about Seaweed at FI Europe before the event!

Craig will be at FIE on Wednesday 29th November and Thursday 30th November, if you would like to discuss Seaweed at FI Europe further, please get in touch to arrange a chat (or don’t hesitate to grad him for a coffee!)