CHICAGO — During the IFT FIRST conference, held July 10-13, Upcycled Foods Inc., DBA ReGrained, announced several new product launches under the ReGrained brand portfolio.

ReGrained, Upcycled Foods’ first portfolio brand, is paving the way for food producers to participate in an upcycled economy as a trusted innovation and ingredient platform. Included in the launch is SuperGrain+ Protein Crisps, made in partnership with Kerry, a leading ingredient partner for the food and beverage industries.

SuperGrain+ Protein Crisps were designed to be formulated into products for added texture and nutrition in a familiar format that easily and sustainably accelerates product innovation.

“Our food manufacturer partners come to us searching for R&D expertise and ingredient solutions for new sustainable food,” said Dan Kurzrock, founder and CEO of Upcycled Foods. “Value-added ingredient applications like our new crisp offer a platform for finished product innovation, thus enabling more partners to have a bigger impact. Collaborating with Kerry exponentially amplifies our mission to better align the food we eat with the planet we love.”

Upcycled Foods and Kerry developed the upcycled crisp to meet the rapidly increasing demand of food makers to create more environmentally sustainable products. Protein crisps, which deliver nutritional benefits and are ubiquitous in a range of snack products, were a natural starting point for the two companies’ ongoing commercial collaboration.

The companies immediately received interest from manufacturers for a product that would combine the flavor, nutrition and sustainability of ReGrained SuperGrain+ with the textural benefits of a crisp. The new protein crisps are now available through Kerry.


“Value-added ingredient applications like our new crisp offer a platform for finished product innovation.” —Dan Kurzrock | founder and CEO | Upcycled Foods


At a typical customer usage level, the crisp contains enough ReGrained SuperGrain+ — an Upcycled Certified ingredient — to be eligible for application for certification with the Upcycled Food Association, an independent non-profit trade association that was co-founded by Upcycled Foods Inc. The plant-based crisp delivers 40% protein and 16% fiber, is suitable for vegetarian, vegan and kosher applications, and is made in the US.

“We exist to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition,” said John Kaufmann, senior director of business development for Kerry. “Innovating new upcycled ingredient solutions with Upcycled Foods Inc.’s leadership enables us to develop exciting new food items that live up to this vision and move us toward our goal of reaching more than 2 billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.”

Additionally, Upcycled Foods also launched at the show SuperGrain+ Sourdough Systems, made in partnership with Puratos, which specializes in ingredient innovation for bakery, patisserie and chocolate applications, as well as ReGrained Grain Flakes, which were co-developed with California Cereal Products.

For more information on Upcycled Foods Inc., the ReGrained brand portfolio and other sustainable food innovations from the company, IFT FIRST attendees can visit Booth #S4286-H or visit