- End product formulation & manufacturing
- 2 – Early adoption
Finding contract manufacturers is a lengthy and difficult process. The industry needs a resource to facilitate these connections, such as an open-access directory of co-manufacturers with an explicit interest in working with alternative proteins and their equipment and capabilities. Some directories already exist—see, for example, those developed by PartnerSlate, PLMA, and GFI—but each currently has limitations or requires a subscription. It would also be helpful to include complementary service providers or consultants to support the process of selecting and negotiating with co-manufacturers.
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Open-access blueprints would provide a head start on facility design and allow equipment manufacturers and engineering companies to address standard industry needs.
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