Meat substitute manufacturer

Schouten is a meat substitute manufacturer. In 1990, we were already following our belief that the world needed a sustainable alternative for meat. We became the first meat substitute manufacturer in the Netherlands. Today, we’re operating at a global level and we even have our own team in the USA, Schouten USA, where we’re very active. Our products are made with plant-based protein derived from soya, wheat and peas. We also use many additional plant-based protein sources at Schouten, including nuts, seeds, lentils and chickpeas.

Vegetable protein manufacturer

What makes us different from other meat subtitutes?

We stopped being the only meat substitute manufacturer a long time ago. But we’ve always continued to differentiate ourselves. With more than 30 years of market experience, we’ve gained lots of in-house know-how. Both in the field of product development and in marketing.

If you choose Schouten as your meat substitute manufacturer, you’ll be able to count on a very professional partner that provides you with high-quality products as well as advice and support for the successful marketing of your product concept. Over the years, we’ve established various successful collaborations with supermarket chains, food service providers and wholesalers in the USA.

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Quality standards

Needless to say that as a meat substitute manufacturer, we adhere to the highest quality standards. Our in-house quality team consists of 7 people, and they do everything they can, every day, to guarantee food safety.

Our manufacturing locations are BRC and IFS-certified. The fact that we’re working with a number of different, specialised manufacturing locations makes us highly flexible and capable of offering a wide range of products.

Our selection of meat substitutes

Our selection consists of a large number of product groups, including burgers, schnitzels, sausages and snacks. At Schouten, we distinguish between two main product categories: Schouten Classics, which includes all products that are based on existing meat products, and Schouten Variations, for products with their own identity.

Schouten’s Classics

Schouten’s Variations

Schouten’s Classics

Below you find a selection of our Schouten’s Classics, view our full product range here.

Schouten’s Variations

Below you find a selection of our Schouten’s Variations, view our full product range here.

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Our experts

Brad Lahrman – General Manager USA
Brad Lahrman
General Manager Schouten USA
Matt Prescott – Supply Chain Manager USA
Matt Prescott
Supply Chain Manager Schouten USA
Anke van Eijk
Anke van Eijk
R&D Manager
Laura van Tiel
QA-QC Manager


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