Allergen-free pasta maker boosts market presence

VANCOUVER, BC. — Nepra Meals Inc., a producer of allergen-free meals and plant-based meals elements and client merchandise, has introduced two main initiatives designed to spice up its market presence.

First, the corporate mentioned it’ll broaden its non-public label product growth and elements consulting apply. As a part of the initiative, Nepra mentioned it’s constructing an exterior group of professional meals product builders and formulators to scale its present enterprise, a transfer reflecting rising demand for Nepra’s consulting providers over the previous 12 months.

Nepra’s core specialty elements enterprise is pushed largely by impartial meals producers in search of so as to add new allergen-free merchandise to their portfolios. By serving to producers formulate customized merchandise utilizing its proprietary specialty elements, Nepra can broaden its elements ecosystem to drive further recurring revenues, the corporate mentioned. Examples of current merchandise formulated for impartial meals producers embody gluten-free pretzels, shelf-stable allergen-free bread, hemp-based cookies, and different merchandise marketed towards health-conscious customers.

“We’re repeatedly approached by meals producers in search of our assist to formulate new allergen-free merchandise,” mentioned Chadwick White, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Nepra Meals. “We’ve been capable of develop our consulting apply right into a thriving enterprise primarily by means of phrase of mouth. With the addition of our exterior product growth group, a lot of whom I’ve collaborated with previously, we might be higher positioned to help a a lot bigger consumer base with our specialty elements.”

Along with increasing its non-public label product growth and elements consulting apply, Nepra mentioned it has begun preliminary industrial manufacturing of ProPasta, a brand new ready-to-eat frozen dinner product the corporate claims highlights the dietary and environmental benefits of hemp protein. Nepra mentioned ProPasta options its proprietary pasta, meat analogs and dairy-free cheeses excessive in plant-based protein and low in carbohydrates.

ProPasta is being produced at a facility in Centennial, Colo., and is out there in three varieties: spaghetti and meatballs, ricotta crammed raviolis with marina, and macaroni and cheese.

“We could not be happier with how Nepra is positioned to disrupt the plant-based meals trade,” mentioned John Maculley, chief working officer of Nepra Meals. “There are a lot of components that want to come back collectively to create an progressive product that’s not solely worthwhile and scalable however extra importantly, customers need to buy. Our whole group has actually outdone themselves with ProPasta and preliminary buyer suggestions helps this. Provide chain points over the previous yr slowed our progress, however we now have the required elements, gear, and workers in place to quickly construct our stock and have interaction with distributors.”  Source

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