Mission ImPULSEible – National Food Product Development Competition

(DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Feb 23rd for MB) – The Mission:ImPULSEible food development competition started in 2009 as a way to get university and college students interested in using pulses as an ingredient in the development of new food products. Successful M:I competitions were held in 2009, 2010 and 2011 resulting in the development of many innovative pulse products.

Mission: ImPULSEible is returning for 2012 and $6000 in prizes are up for grabs!

Post secondary students enrolled in a food science or related discipline or culinary arts program at a University, College, Technical College or Culinary School are invited to participate in the 2012 M:I Competition.

Provincial prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in the amounts of $1000, $650 and $350 respectively. Winning provincial teams will have the opportunity to present their innovative pulse food products to a panel of judges at the national M:I event, held in conjunction with the Canadian Special Crops Association annual convention in Montreal in June 2012. The national finals awards prizes in the amount of $2500 (1st place), $1000 (2nd place) and $500 (3rd place).

with paid travel, accommodations and meals.The final competition in July will have a prize of $2,500 for 1st place,$1,000 for 2nd place and $500 for 3rd place.The products developed in this competition are used to show food manufacturers and foodservice companies what is possible with these versatile food products.

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MI 2012