Protein Industries Canada partners with Konscious Foods to elevate plant-based seafood

The total value of this project is $5.1M and Protein Industries Canada will invest up to $2.3M.
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Protein Industries Canada has announced a new project with Konscious Foods, Avena Foods, and Canadian Pacifico Seaweeds (CPS) to amplify the nutritional content of its existing line of plant-based seafood products. Konscious Foods launched in 2023 a frozen plant-based sushi.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, said: "There is an ever-growing global demand for seafood, and this project is helping to meet that demand by offering an alternative plant-based option that expands the range of healthy and sustainable food options available to Canadians."

Through this project, consumers will be able to try nori and tamagoyaki plant-based egg products. Also, Konscious Food will improve the nutritional content of its existing seafood-alternative products, including increased protein and vitamin integration of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The total value of this project is $5.1M. Protein Industries Canada will invest up to $2.3M, with the consortium investing the remainder.

About Protein Industries Canada

Protein Industries Canada is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization created to position Canada as a global source of high-quality plant protein and plant-based co-products. We are one of Canada’s five Global Innovation Clusters.

Protein Industries Canada will work with private sector industry partners to create co-investment projects that have the potential to transform the agriculture and food production sector, allowing Canada to secure its position as a global leader in the production of plant-based products and co-products.

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