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July 27, 2020 - Meat+Poultry Magazine

The role of extrusion in plant-based meat processing

The role of extrusion in plant-based meat processing
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There are many approaches to creating plant-based meat- and poultry-type products. Extrusion technology is often part of the process, especially with products designed to mimic whole muscle. To better understand the technology and its capabilities, MEAT+POULTRY spoke with Gilles Maller, vice president of sales and international, and Julie Prost, process engineer, at Tampa, Fla.-based Clextral, a manufacturer of extruders.

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