Consumer Acceptance of Upcycled Foods: Guidance for Manufacturers and Retailers (WasteExpo 2019)

May 22, 2019

The Drexel Food Lab, Center for Food and Hospitality Management at Drexel University together with colleagues from LeBow College of Business & School of Biomedical Engr’g have been engaged in research projects regarding consumer acceptance of value-added surplus food products, which otherwise would have been wasted. Hear the origins of this research and results of three consumer studies: labeling and price sensitivity to upcycled foods, cook from frozen trials, and certifications for recovered foods. Guidelines for manufacturers & retailers will be discussed.

  Speakers: Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, Professor, Center for Food & Hospitality Mgm’t & Dep’t of Nutrition Sciences, Drexel Univ.

A panel discussion among upcycled food entrepreneurs follows the research presentation

  • Kait Bowdler, Director of Sustainability, Philabundance

  • James Bello, Co-Founder, Shameless Pets

  • Anna Hammond, CEO/Founder, Matriark Foods

  • Mike Oraschewsky, Chief Executive Boar, TBJ

  • Daniel Kurzrock, Co-Founder/Chief Grain Officer, Regrained

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