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Andy Drennan
Senior Vice President
For Immediate Release
June 9, 2021


McLean, VA June 8, 2021 – PROCESS EXPO show management today announced the creation of its latest live production line which will be in operation on the PROCESS EXPO 2021 show floor. This line will produce plant-based chicken nuggets and feature innovative technology from eight leading food equipment manufacturers. Taking place November 2-5, 2021 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, PROCESS EXPO 2021 will feature live demonstrations of this line, three times daily, to show the audience the entire process from loading of the protein base and spices, through all facets of the production process including mixing, forming, batter/breading, through simulated baking and freezing, before moving on to the packaging of the nuggets.

Participating exhibitors in this line include:

In addition, this line is being sponsored by prominent engineering firm and FPSA member, Burns & McDonnell, which is also acting as Project Manager of the line. Furthermore, this line is also being supported with generous product contributions from Cereal Ingredients and Idan Foods.

“This is the first production line put together by FPSA’s Prepared Foods Council, and given the huge interest in alterative proteins, we look forward to showing the Process Expo audience how this line can function and produce one of the most popular products in our industry today,” said Dan Voit, Chairman of the FPSA Prepared Foods Council and CEO of Blentech. “Not only will this line feature some of the most innovative processing and packaging technologies out in the market today, but this line will also feature Industry 4.0 capabilities that will be highlighted during the demonstrations in an effort to help our customer base realize even greater levels of automation which will contribute positively to the bottom line.”

“We look forward to this fall’s show as the perfect platform for food manufacturers to meet with suppliers to explore new manufacturing solutions that can be applied to improve their production,” said David Seckman, President & CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA). “In addition, by partnering with our new show manager, Messe Frankfurt, this year’s show offers tremendous reach into new markets, products and technologies which are sure to provide a competitive advantage for PROCESS EXPO clientele. This plant-based nugget line is the perfect example of that. Coupled with valuable educational sessions on this very topic, as well as a wide variety of other critical topics, attendees at this year’s show will enjoy and learn about the very latest in technology.”

For more information on attending the show or to register please visit  For more information regarding exhibiting at PROCESS EXPO 2021 contact Sarah Hatcher at or (678) 732-2403.


The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues.  Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the BakeryBeverageDairy, Pet FoodPrepared Foods and Meat sectors.