Vion launches ME-AT, a start-up for alternative proteins

Date: 05-10-2019

Cologne, 5th October 2019 – The demand for alternative proteins is growing. Vion invests in demand-driven chains. Alongside the sustainable production of traditional meat, a new part of the organisation, ME-AT, will work as a food designer and concentrate on developing high-quality meat alternatives. The products will offer the taste, texture and eating experience of traditional meat. ME-AT is therefore broadening the definition of meat, and focusing on the growing target group of future customers: the flexitarians.

The products are ideal for a broad group of flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans. ME-AT’s vision on the future is wide open, so it will include introduce product improvements and innovations in the terms of raw materials, packaging and textures. With the new start-up, Vion is focusing on products that are meat-like in their flavour and appearance


As one of the world’s top 100 food and beverage companies, Vion is in a position to build sustainable supply that are transparent and traceable from the farm to the plate. With this project, Vion is exploiting its knowledge and expertise to take the next step in providing the world with alternative sources of protein within the area for which it is responsible.


At the Anuga trade fair in Cologne (5 to 9 October 2019), ME-AT will be presenting a range of five high-quality, meat-like, 100% vegan and above all delicious products to international retail and food service parties. Vegetarian products will be available to consumers in Q1 2020.

Eat ME-AT everyday!