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    Upside Foods gets $400M investment for commercial-scale facility

    The largest single funding round in the cultivated meat space to date included money from Tyson, Cargill and Givaudan, and will help the company bring cell-based animal products to market. 

    By April 21, 2022
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    Beyond the blue: Interest in spirulina shifts to new applications

    The microalgae can provide a desirable natural color, but it's also sustainable and nutritious — and finding its way into a wider assortment of uses.

    By April 14, 2022
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    The Food Dive Outlook on 2022

    Inflation, labor woes, sustainability concerns and demand for even more functional foods: The pandemic is continuing to shape and spoil CPG manufacturers' plans for the year ahead.  

    By Food Dive staff
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    ADM investing $300M to boost production of alternative proteins

    The ingredients giant is nearly doubling capacity at its Decatur, Illinois, plant for soy protein concentrate and building an innovation center that will develop new products and processes.

    By April 14, 2022
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    Kosherization: How one food factory transitions for Passover

    Every January, whipped topping and creamer maker Hanan Products undergoes the rigorous process — and unyielding rabbinic scrutiny — to make items that observant Jews can enjoy during the eight-day holiday.

    By April 14, 2022
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    Conagra's Evol brand to introduce carbon-neutral frozen meals

    The CPG giant said eight single-serve offerings will reach store shelves starting in June and be verified by the Carbonfree Product Certification Program.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    The 'silent salesman': How kosher certification went mainstream

    While the seal signifies that items meet Jewish dietary laws, it increasingly represents purity, good practices and trustworthiness to non-observant consumers.

    By April 13, 2022
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    What's next for Bumble Bee's sustainable packaging push

    New paperboard sleeves for the seafood giant's tuna cans demonstrate the potential for fully recyclable materials.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Mars Wrigley investing $175M to expand chocolate candy plant in Kansas

    The money will go toward scaling up production of Snickers and adding Milky Way and 3 Musketeers, while improving packaging efficiencies.

    By April 7, 2022
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    AB InBev to invest $50M in St. Louis brewery to boost seltzer production

    Despite slowing seltzer sales, the category remains lucrative for beer giants with brands such as Bud Light Seltzer competing with White Claw and Truly.

    By April 1, 2022
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    Plant-based food sales hit $7.4B in 2021

    Statistics from SPINS, the Good Food Institute and the Plant Based Foods Association showed the segment's growth moderated last year, but continued to increase at a rate three times larger than food in general.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Ynsect expands to the US with mealworm farm addition

    This gives the France-based company a foothold toward making ingredients for human food in America, which are likely to be targeted to the sports nutrition and health markets.

    By March 29, 2022
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    Hershey workers at Virginia plant vote against unionization

    The decision bucks what has been a broader trend across the U.S. where some workers have decided to join a union or used their increased clout to strike.

    By March 28, 2022
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    Strained oat supply pushes Oatly to raise prices, expand sourcing

    The plant-based milk brand's latest moves come after oat production reached near-record low levels following drought conditions across the U.S. and Canada.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • March 25, 2022
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    Taste testing taps into the modernized speed of artificial intelligence

    From cutting sugar to discovering new flavors, manufacturers such as Conagra and Danone are turning to the technology to get products to market faster and gain a competitive advantage.

    By March 24, 2022
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    How the Ukraine conflict and supply chain chaos could play out in food prices

    Wells Fargo chief agricultural economist Michael Swanson is already seeing improvements in inflationary pressures such as labor and transportation, even as "the next wave" of increases takes hold.

    By March 21, 2022
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    Aleph Farms to make cell-based collagen

    The move reflects the Israeli cultured meat company's desire to replace all useful proteins in cows through cellular agriculture. The new ingredient should be available in 2024.

    By March 17, 2022
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    From a turkey-and-gravy soft drink to cannabis, Jones Soda looks for its next high

    The company, which plans an aggressive rollout of its new Mary Jones brand where recreational use is legal, is optimistic the offering could eclipse sales of its iconic soda within a few years.

    By March 16, 2022
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    Citrus prices spike 6.8% in February as weather, disease woes continue

    All six of the major food-at-home categories saw higher prices, according to BLS data, with fruits and vegetables seeing the biggest monthly increase since March 2010.

    By March 14, 2022
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    Nestlé's Sweet Earth to shutter California plant, lay off 104 workers

    The food giant said the changes are effective May 6. It plans to shift production of plant-based meat offerings to a facility in Ohio.

    By March 10, 2022
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    Nestlé to build $675M beverage factory in Arizona, creating more than 350 jobs

    The plant will produce creamers, including its Coffee mate, Coffee mate natural bliss and Starbucks brands, with the capacity to add other offerings.

    By March 9, 2022
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    Food manufacturing employment leaps in February as labor market heats up

    The sector marked its third straight month of gains as CPGs have sought to attract more workers with better benefits and pay.

    By Updated March 4, 2022
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    How Air Protein is making the journey from concept to product

    The startup that makes carbon dioxide into a meat analog has been turning science and the need for more sustainability into something co-founder and CEO Lisa Dyson says can feed the world. 

    By March 2, 2022
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    Diageo launches regenerative agriculture pilot for Guinness production

    The company will implement carbon sequestration practices on its barley farms in Ireland as part of a three-year program.

    By Feb. 28, 2022
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    As plant-based meat growth stalls, what does it mean for the category?

    Earnings reports last week for Beyond Meat and Maple Leaf Foods showed flat or negative growth — and no clear way to jumpstart sales.

    By Feb. 28, 2022
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    Accidents happen. Are your safety data sheets ready?

    Forward-thinking food manufacturing companies are implementing digital safety management systems (SMS), including digital safety data sheets.

    Feb. 28, 2022