This year’s Free From Food exhibition will return to the RAI Amsterdam from 21-22 November 2023, with over 250 exhibitors showcasing their new innovations to the industry. Companies with products in the free-from, plant-based, vegan, healthy, organic, functional and health ingredients space will all take to the show floor to highlight their latest products and discuss the current trends sweeping the sector.

Among them will be a mixture of companies who are new to the event and those who have participated previously. First-time exhibitors this year include sustainable food packaging business, Packiro GmbH, authentic pita and Arabic flatbread producer Nina Bakery Europe, innovative egg-based food manufacturer, Mundo Healthy, Szega Foods and the Time Travelling Milkman, as well as revolutionary food producers, Those Vegan Cowboys.

Those Vegan Cowboys will be highlighting how it is possible to produce food – specifically milk and cheese – by precision fermentation without cows or other production animals. Using a stainless-steel cow and casein as the raw material, Those Vegan Cowboys will demonstrate to visitors how they are creating foods that are more sustainable and ethical, free-from animal cruelty and that taste just as good, as Hille from the company explains:

“Our mission at Those Vegan Cowboys is simple, to free the cow from cheese production. By using our stainless-steel cow and teaching her how to turn grass into milk proteins, we can create a product that not only avoids animal suffering, but also significantly reduces the burden on land, water, biodiversity and climate. At this year’s Free From Food exhibition, we will aim to highlight to visitors how it is possible to make cheese that looks and tastes as good as the typical dairy-farmed variety, but that is at least five times more effective than traditional milk production.”

Free From Food exhibition will return to the RAI Amsterdam from 21-22 November 2023

Among the returning exhibitors to Free From Food this year will be free from flours and semi-finished products manufacturer Favero Antonio, innovative and functional workwear specialist Kentaur, free from flour and food ingredients specialist MartinoRossi and Nutrilab B.V. Also exhibiting at the event once again will be Meurens Natural, a family-owned Belgian business, which specialises in processing cereals and dried fruits into organic and natural ingredients for the food sector. The company will be exhibiting its Sipal range of non-refined organic cereal and dried fruit extracts which provides numerous sweetening and technical functionalities for all food processing sectors.

Commenting on their participation, Tim from Meurens said: “This will be our fourth year exhibiting at Free from Food and it has always been a fantastic event for us. At the event this year we will be showcasing our Sipal range and will be hoping to continue to increase brand awareness as well as developing our buyer relationships with new and existing contacts. As always, sustainability and product authenticity will be a big focus and we are looking forward to having some meaningful conversations with significant retail buyers in this area at the event.”

Ronald Holman, Event Director at Free From Food concluded: “We are very excited about this year’s event. We have a fantastic line-up of extremely high quality exhibitors taking part with some truly innovative food and drink products from across the different sectors of the industry. There will be buyers in attendance from supermarket chains and smaller independent retailers across Europe, so huge opportunities for exhibitors and visitors alike. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our market-leading event in November.”

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