As a growing awareness of sustainability and ethical consumption sweeps the map, Lever Foundation is proud to announce an exciting addition to the team: Eli Gasgil. With an extensive background in process engineering, food science and functional ingredient sales, Eli spearheads a program aimed at transforming the food industry’s approach to protein sourcing.

Under Eli’s guidance, Lever’s latest initiative targets food companies worldwide, urging them to rethink their reliance on animal protein. By strategically reducing or eliminating egg ingredients in popular products such as desserts, dressings and packaged foods, Eli’s work seeks to pave the way for more sustainable and humane protein procurement in the food industry.

Recent years have witnessed a remarkable shift among both regional and global food giants toward alternative ingredients. Renowned brands like Waitrose, Burger King and The Co-operative Group, among others, have led the charge by significantly reducing or completely removing egg ingredients from their offerings.

But what exactly are the advantages of embracing these alternative ingredients? The benefits are manifold. From clean-label proteins and flours to hydrocolloids and enzymes, a diverse range of substitutes exists that not only match the functionality of eggs but also bring additional perks. Lower costs and a stable cost structure, broader appeal to plant-based and egg-free consumers, enhanced sustainability with reduced CO2 emissions and food waste, elimination of refrigerated storage requirements and the absence of common allergens are just a few of the compelling advantages.

Lever is committed to supporting food companies in their journey toward supply chain sustainability. Our charitable organization provides expert guidance and identifies innovative ingredient solutions—all free of charge. Contact Eli to discover how Lever Foundation can empower your brand to embrace a more sustainable future.

 

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