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Kushal Chandak

Kushal Chandak

Kushal Chandak is the VP of R&D at PURIS, the largest North American producer of pea protein. He is extremely passionate about product & ingredient development. This passion helps him cater customer needs for clean label solutions in the emergent plant-based industry. After completing his Masters in Food Science from Michigan State University in 2011, Kushal joined PURIS. Years of hard work and tenacity paid off when PURIS was able to launch the first U.S. produced pea protein in 2014-2015. He was successful in getting pea protein GRAS approved by the FDA in 2016 and filed several patent applications following that.

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Oct 11

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

Speaker Series  @  Never Broken Lounge

Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

Stage: Never Broken Lounge

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2019 5:00pm - Oct 11, 2019 6:00pm

More than 40% of the food produced in the U.S. is uneaten, yet 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. Learn how Kroger is leading the way in reducing waste, come see what a Zero Hunger | Zero Waste lifestyle looks like (it might be different than you think!), and learn how you can implement it into your own life!

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