Food Tech


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    Beyond Meat’s revamped burger hits shelves

    As the category continues to try to reinvent itself, the company’s new generation of product is now available for consumers to try.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Daring’s new CEO sees the company as a ‘bright spot’ in a contracting category

    The plant-based chicken producer is focusing on profitability while bringing a clean ingredient product to the masses.

    By Updated April 15, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Kerry cuts sodium with Tastesense Salt

    The breakthrough allows formulators to use 60% less sodium in snacking products like chips, according to the company. 

    By April 11, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: Leinenkugel gets into Johnsonville brats | Woody Harrelson’s spirit brand infuses superfoods

    The Summer Shandy Beer Brat combines two Wisconsin favorites, and Mingle Mocktails debuts a zero-proof sparkling rosé ahead of summer.

    By Food Dive staff • April 4, 2024
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    Tech tool Yuka gives transparency to complicated ingredient lists

    The app aims to help consumers decipher food product labels, empowering them to make informed shopping decisions and hold CPGs accountable for their "healthy" claims.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Danish scientists unlock plant-based protein source from microalgae

    A University of Copenhagen professor and his team were able to produce a novel, bacteria-based protein that has a similar texture to meat.

    By March 28, 2024
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    How a Japanese company plans to take over plant-based pantry items in the US

    The firm’s Chicago business, called Zen B, aims to reinvent everyday foods such as pasta and crackers with yellow peas and other better-for-you ingredients.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Unilever will get up to $20.9M from US government to lower carbon footprint at ice cream factories

    The Department of Energy funding will help the Ben & Jerry’s manufacturer on a project designed to cut 14,000 metric tons of emissions annually.

    By March 26, 2024
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    A ban on FDA-approved food additives should come from experts

    John Downs, the CEO of the National Confectioners Association, said more studies should be done before banning Red 3 dye and titanium dioxide.

    By John Downs • March 25, 2024
  • Three small sausages made of cultivated meat sit in V-shaped buns with drizzles of white sauce and sprouts on top. They are sitting on a piece of slate on top of a metal table.
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    Cultivated meat leader Meatable achieves landmark breakthrough

    The Netherlands-based food-tech pioneer’s patented technology significantly speeds up the cell differentiation process by creating fat and muscle tissue in a record four days.

    By March 21, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: S&P rating could spell trouble for beverages | AB InBev crafts IPA using ‘spellers’ method

    In this week’s beverage news, Diageo infuses blackberries into Crown Royal Whisky, and tech company Vertosa partners with a German ingredients producer to produce cannabis-infused drinks.

    By Food Dive staff • March 21, 2024
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    Low-sugar chocolate trailblazer receives ‘no questions’ FDA letter for its star ingredient

    Oobli, the global sweet protein platform, is the first company to be granted approval for the use of its product as a food ingredient.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Storytelling helps new products pop at Expo West

    Brands looked to highlight the “why” in their messaging to attract consumers back to both the plant based and natural foods spaces.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Keurig brewing up compostable K-Rounds as alternative to plastic coffee pods

    The company is still in the process of testing the rounds and certifying them as compostable. Keurig also plans to launch a mail-back program for its polypropylene K-Cups, which are not going away.

    By Maria Rachal • March 15, 2024
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    Ingredion prioritizing texture, an ‘underappreciated and not well understood’ trait

    CEO Jim Zallie said the ingredients giant is focusing more attention on the attribute that plays a pivotal role in determining a product's mouthfeel, appearance, taste and enjoyability.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Fresh Del Monte brings petite pineapples to market in effort to avoid waste

    The company’s latest offering, Precious Honeyglow, is available year-round nationwide through specialty foods distributor Melissa’s Produce.

    By Nathan Owens • Updated March 15, 2024
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    Food tech startup Yo Egg accelerates venture from lab to retail shelf

    Known for its plant-based poached and sunnyside up eggs, the company has partnered with Whitestone Natural Foods for its first retail partnership in hopes of bringing the product to the East Coast.

    By March 8, 2024
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    To farm or fabricate? 3D printing’s role in the food industry

    As food production startups begin commercializing 3D-printed seafood, some experts question the viability of the technology in the broader market.

    By Megan Ruggles • March 4, 2024
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    Vertical strawberry grower Oishii clinches $134M amid indoor farming woes

    An intentional choice to grow artisanal fruit rather than leafy greens has allowed the firm to avoid the financial difficulties facing others in controlled-environment agriculture, according to the company’s CEO.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Borealis Foods’ unique quest to tackle malnutrition starts with ramen

    The food technology company sees itself as truly one-of-a-kind in its mission to mass produce healthy, affordable products.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Is the future of chocolate cocoa-free? Voyage Foods thinks so

    The ingredient provider is using its proprietary technology to mimic the sweet treat consumers know and love, but in a more sustainable way.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Beyond Meat unveils its ‘most significant renovation to date’

    The company's fourth generation of its plant-based beef adds nutrient dense ingredients and replaces coconut and canola oils.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Meati Foods shuffles C-suite amid layoffs

    Recently appointed CFO Phil Graves will take over as CEO as the company reduces its workforce by 13%.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Kellanova unveils 5 tech strategies to drive growth

    The snacking giant plans to utilize AI and enhance its data analytics to boost its biggest brands such as Cheez-It and Pringles.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    ‘Completely misguided’: How the cultivated meat industry is responding to legislative backlash

    Legislators across states have introduced laws to prohibit the sale of the alternative protein, but proponents of the namesake product say their tactics are unconstitutional.

    By Feb. 15, 2024