Food Tech


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    Ingredients in focus: AAK’s use of shea in place of cocoa butter

    The ingredients company is tackling cocoa’s supply chain woes by turning to a unique West African crop.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Roquette, Bonumose partner to boost tagatose production

    The ingredients businesses are joining forces to scale the natural sweetener, giving food and beverage formulators a better-for-you alternative to sugar.

    By July 18, 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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    Manage the risks of dust control in your food processing facility

    SonicAire offers dust control in food processing facilities using compliance-guaranteed technology.

    July 15, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Specialty food ingredient market primed to surge

    With more consumers seeking healthier food options, niche products are having their moment.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Tate & Lyle debuts new stevia composition

    The global ingredients company is looking to deliver a taste profile closer to sugar and at a cheaper price than other alternative sweeteners.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Cultivated meat startup Upside Foods initiates a fresh round of layoffs

    The company previously made “selective role eliminations” in February when it paused plans to build a large-scale facility in Chicago.

    By July 2, 2024
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    1 year later: Strides and hiccups for the cultivated meat industry

    Two chicken products were approved for sale in the U.S. last June but factory-grown meat products are still facing headwinds like access to capital.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Tastewise partnership brings AI into almond innovation

    Almond Board partnership with Tastewise brings AI into the almond product development conversation.

    June 24, 2024
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    Beyond Meat launches next product in fourth-generation formula lineup

    The plant-based pioneer is furthering its mission to make cleaner-label products by offering new sausage varieties.

    By June 20, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: Jason and Travis Kelce join Garage Beer | DavidsTea brings a spark to RTD drinks

    The NFL stars have become co-owners of the Ohio-based light beer, and New Jersey’s Asbury Park Brewery is using AI to create its latest offering.

    By Food Dive staff • June 20, 2024
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    Plant-based startup Tender secures deal with fast food chain

    The Boston company is using newly acquired cash to expand into restaurants and innovate with new products.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Deforestation-free soybean

    Bunge is joining forces with a CP Foods subsidiary to reach zero-deforestation in soybean meal production.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Food tech solutions to alleviate supply chain woes: True Essence Foods CEO

    Sustainability concerns within the food industry are trickling down to consumers. Here’s what one company is doing about it.

    By June 13, 2024
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    The Better Meat Co. reduces its mycelium production costs by 30%

    The Sacramento, California-based company is looking to provide its Rhiza ingredient to large food companies at scale with its new production process.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Pure Purple Butterfly Pea

    The coloring agent from a Taiwanese flower is bringing vibrant hues of purple and blue to food and beverage products.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Bayer teams with CRISPR startup Pairwise for bitterless mustard greens

    The biotech giant already licenses a short-corn variety from the tech company and with this agreement will develop 10 more leafy greens. 

    By Jesse Klein • June 3, 2024
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    CoreFX Ingredients acquires dry powder company Connoils

    The ingredients supplier is preparing to expand its R&D efforts and customer reach with the addition to its portfolio.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Yotvata Dairy Farm invests in biotech company to remove antibiotics from milk

    A trial found Mileutis' flagship product, Imilac, was effective in replacing antibiotics and increasing milk production in Israeli dairy cows.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Food industry conferences to watch before the end of 2024

    Though the year is almost halfway over, there are still plenty of conventions and events scheduled. Food Dive is highlighting 9 to keep an eye on.

    By May 29, 2024
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    How Unilever is embracing artificial intelligence to revolutionize food development

    The CPG company uses the technology for everything from assessing the shelf life, taste and texture of its products to understanding changes in consumer preferences.

    By May 28, 2024
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    How Coca-Cola bottled the vibrancy of Africa for its latest creation

    With a name inspired by the isiZulu term for “come here,” Wozzaah looks to embody the culture of and invite consumers to the continent.

    By Chris Kelly • May 23, 2024
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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician spent years leading companies with ties to Big Ag and is now part of the cultivated meat company's mission to expand in the U.S.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Sponsored by GS1 US

    Are you ready to answer the U.S. FDA call for traceability?

    Leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators are already answering the call for traceability within the food and pharmaceutical supply chains—and you can too!

    May 20, 2024
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    Eat Just’s Good Meat becomes first cultivated item on retail shelves

    The offering, which is available in Singapore, uses 3% of cultivated chicken cells. It allows the company to lower production costs and sell the product at a competitive price.

    By May 17, 2024
  • An end display in Target's grocery section features boxes of Pop-Tarts with a sign saying "Sale! Kellogg's Pop-Tarts frosted pastries 12-ct; When you buy 2; 2/$6"
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    CPG promotional activity unevenly impacts packaging suppliers

    Boxboard producers stand to benefit the most as consumer packaged goods companies shift away from their recent “value over volume” strategy, according to a Truist Securities analyst.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 17, 2024