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EverGrain achieves Upcycled Food Association certification


February 24, 2022
By Bakers Journal

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St. Louis, Mo. – EverGrain Ingredients, an ingredient company created by AB InBev, has announced that its portfolio of upcycled barley protein and fibre ingredients has received the Upcycled Food Association’s certification.

The first-of-its kind mark, which launched last year, will enable food and beverage manufacturers that use the ingredients place the claim on its packaging.

“We started our journey in 2013, long before upcycling was a trend, with the goal of unlocking every grain of potential in our barley to have a positive impact on people and planet,” said Gregory Belt, EverGrain chief executive officer, in a news release. “We are transforming spent barley – what we, at EverGrain, call saved barley – into one of the world’s most sustainable, accessible, plentiful sources of plant-based protein and fibre.”

This summer, EverGrain, established in 2021, is due to begin operations at a scaled facility out of St. Louis, Mo., producing EverPro, a soluble plant-based protein that is compatible with pea protein. The company is also exploring plant-based protein and fibre ingredients that can be used in meat alternatives, breads and pastas.

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