The State of Food Upcycling

As UFA enters its fifth year, what is the current state and future of the category? In this session hear from upcyclers across ingredients, pet food, foodservice, beverage, and CPG to learn how it's going and what's next.

May 8, 2024

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Since our first panel on food upcycling in 2019 which catalyzed the forming of the Upcycled Food Association (UFA), the field has grown with over 200 UFA members from start-ups to multi-nationals, over 350 certified upcycled products, and a consistent place on trend reports ranging from the Specialty Food Association to Whole Foods. As UFA enters its fifth year, what is the current state and future of the category? In this session hear from upcyclers across ingredients, pet food, foodservice, beverage, and CPG to learn how it's going and what's next.
Speakers:

  • Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science, Drexel University (Moderator) 

  • Sue Marshall, Founder and President, Byproduct Valorization

  • Lara Ramdin, Ph. D, Upcycled Foods, Inc. 

  • Eric Adams, Dog & Whistle, Le Pup Cafe

  • Mike Oraschewsky, TBJ Gourmet

  • Emily Darchuk, Wheyward Spirit 

  • Amanda Oenbring, CEO, Upcycled Food Association

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