Allergen-free pasta maker boosts market presence

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

First, the corporate introduced that it could develop its non-public label product improvement and ingredient consulting apply. As a part of the transfer, Nepra stated it was constructing an exterior workforce of professional meals builders and formulators to scale its current enterprise, a transfer reflecting rising demand for Nepra’s consulting companies over the previous of the final 12 months.

Nepra’s core specialty substances enterprise is basically pushed by impartial meals producers wanting so as to add new allergen-free merchandise to their portfolios. By serving to producers formulate customized merchandise utilizing its proprietary specialty substances, Nepra can develop its ingredient ecosystem to generate further recurring income, the corporate stated. Examples of latest merchandise formulated for impartial meals producers embrace gluten-free pretzels, shelf-stable allergen-free bread, hemp-based cookies, and different merchandise marketed to health-conscious customers.

“We’re regularly approached by meals producers asking for our assist in formulating new allergen-free merchandise,” stated Chadwick White, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Nepra Meals. “We have now been in a position to develop our consulting apply right into a thriving enterprise primarily by means of phrase of mouth. With the addition of our exterior product improvement workforce, which I’ve labored with many up to now, we will likely be higher positioned to assist a a lot bigger buyer base with our specialty substances.

Along with increasing its non-public label product improvement and ingredient consulting apply, Nepra stated it has begun preliminary business manufacturing of ProPasta, a brand new ready-to-eat frozen dinner product that the corporate says highlights the dietary and environmental advantages of hemp protein. Nepra stated ProPasta gives its proprietary pastas, meat analogues and dairy-free cheeses which can be excessive in plant-based protein and low in carbs.

ProPasta is produced at a facility in Centennial, Colorado, and is accessible in three varieties: spaghetti and meatballs, ricotta-filled ravioli with marinade, and macaroni and cheese.

“We could not be happier with how Nepra is positioned to disrupt the plant-based meals trade,” stated John Maculley, COO of Nepra Meals. “Many elements should come collectively to create an modern product that isn’t solely worthwhile and scalable, however extra importantly, that buyers wish to purchase. Our complete workforce actually outdid themselves with ProPasta and the primary buyer suggestions confirms it. Provide chain points over the previous 12 months have slowed our progress, however we now have the substances, gear and other people to shortly construct our stock and interact with distributors.