Alternative Approach: Where the Seafood Industry Stands on Plant-Based Analogs
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Moderator: Maddie Kearns, SeafoodSource.com
John Connelly, National Fisheries Institute NFI
Sam Galetti, Southwind Foods/Great American Seafood Import Co
Plant-based seafood analog products are proliferating in North America and globally. Some traditional seafood suppliers have looked upon the emerging product segment as an opportunity for new growth, while others in the industry remain skeptical of its classification and positioning in the marketplace. This panel session explores these various viewpoints, from seafood suppliers stepping into plant-based analog product development themselves to those partnering with alternative protein food-makers. How might seafood and plant-based alternatives coexist? Where do the categories connect, and where do they diverge? What kind of labeling is needed for this analog?