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POS Bio-Sciences and Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre to Host World Pulse Processing Experts

Saskatchewan is a global leader in bulk pulse production, exporting ~65% of global pulse crops in 2015; further, Saskatchewan continues to set the pace as the global hub for pulse value-added research and applied ingredients/functionality. As part of the UN declared International Year of the Pulses, POS Bio-Sciences (POS) and The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre will host a pulse processing workshop in coordination with Pulse Canada and financial support from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan. The workshop, to be held September 20th to 22nd, 2016 in Saskatoon, will have representation from industry, academia and government from around the world. Registration for the event opened today and can be found at:

The three day event will feature international professionals sharing their knowledge/expertise in the area of value-added pulse ingredient processing opportunities, as well as process demonstrations at the POS and Food Center facilities.

“Approximately 50% of our new business in the past 24 months has been in the plant based (primarily pulses) protein process development area; plant proteins and certainly pulses are a trending area right now as consumers demand more sustainable and clean label ingredients,” noted Dale Kelly, POS President and CEO.

POS is a global leader in the creation of value-added products from biological materials — providing expert R&D, custom processing, and analytical services to clients in more than 50 countries.

The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre) is a non-profit organization offering full service assistance to food processors wanting to add value to their products for domestic and/or international markets. Explore our services in food processing, innovative food development, extrusion technology, food industry training and pathfinding resources.