NCFIL Open House

NC Food Innovation Lab celebrated in food + beverage industry

Nov 19, 2019

Food + beverage industry comes together for plant-based food pilot plant grand opening

The NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) officially opened its doors, following a celebratory ribbon-cutting and open house in Kannapolis, NC. The event was well-attended by food + beverage industry professionals, academia and North Carolina officials. This strong show of support underlines the impact the plant-based pilot plant is expected to have on the state of North Carolina and across the food + beverage industry.

NCFIL Open House CRB Team

The facility has received great recognition in local and trade media:

North Carolina Food Innovation Lab takes aim at food production of the future,” Food Engineering

Plant-based food pilot plant launches,” ProFood World

NC Food Innovation Lab opens doors to plant-based food processing, product development facility,” Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

NC Farm Bureau Report, video coverage

Food Innovation Lab opening in NC,” NBC11 broadcast, Nov. 18, 2019

Food innovation lab focuses on plant-based research,” Institute of Food Technologists

16,000-Square Foot Plant-Based Food Innovation Lab Opens in North Carolina,”

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NCFIL project partners gathered for a celebratory ribbon-cutting.
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Guests were invited to tour the new facility.
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Vendors discussed innovative technologies to be used in NCFIL.