Meat / Protein

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    Biotechnology should be used to improve nutrition, sustainability and resiliency of food, Biden report says

    The new document sets out “bold goals” to improve areas that include human health and supply chain management. It follows a September executive order that made this kind of technology a national priority.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Race for regulation of cell-based meat

    Eat Just gets FDA clearance for cultivated meat in US

    Good Meat chicken, which has been approved for sale in Singapore since 2020, is the second cell-based meat item to get the first green light from the federal government.

    By Updated March 22, 2023
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    The Food Dive Outlook on 2023

    Continued volatility, a focus on sustainability and technology playing a bigger role in giving consumers what they want are playing a huge part in the trends we see for 2023.  

    By Food Dive staff
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    Tyson invests $70M to build new Arkansas hatchery

    The 131,000-square-foot facility will triple capacity and improve operational efficiency, the company said. The announcement comes less than a week after it said it would close two other plants.

    By March 21, 2023
  • Future Farm launched its plant-based Future Burger in the U.S. in July 2021.
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    Why Future Farm is getting into plant-based milk and honey

    The Brazilian company known for its meat analogs is expanding its platform, making plans to provide varieties of many food items found on the farm.

    By March 20, 2023
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    Leftovers: March Madness-inspired ice and fire — Coors popsicles and Hormel basketball court-smoked bacon

    The brewer’s frozen treats will be sold online and in select bars as the Big Dance heats up, and B&G provides a way to add the taste of Girl Scout Thin Mints to everything. 

    By Food Dive staff • March 17, 2023
  • Overhead view of a bowl of Shiru's OleoPro fat with a spoon lying on top of it. The background is green and features Shiru's logo.
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    Shiru launches plant-based fat as its first ingredient

    OleoPro, developed with the company’s artificial intelligence platform, combines proteins and unsaturated oil for functions similar to animal ingredients with less saturated fat.

    By March 16, 2023
  • A close up view of a rendering of Believer Meats' commercial facility. The entry portion is navy blue with many windows and Believer's logo. Lower beige wings with navy blue roofs are on the sides.
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    Believer Meats promotes its COO to the CEO slot

    Gustavo Burger joined the cultivated meat maker last year, playing a key role in building an operations team with CPG experience as the company builds a facility in North Carolina and prepares to launch. 

    By March 15, 2023
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    Bank collapses unlikely to affect large food companies, but smaller upstarts at risk, analyst says

    A Mizuho research note said short-term disruption, tighter lending standards and a stronger emphasis on free cash/profitability could prevent some businesses from gaining financing or entering the industry. 

    By March 15, 2023
  • Inside a grocery store, a grocery shopper browses the meat selection where a "low price" sign hangs.
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    Food inflation cools again in February, driven by decrease in egg prices

    Grocery prices rose last month at a 10.2% annual rate, down from 11.3% in January, the federal government reported Tuesday.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • March 14, 2023
  • Tyson to close two plants, laying off nearly 1,700 workers

    The company said closing two of its processing facilities will help it optimize its chicken supply chain. It offered assistance to employees impacted by the decision.

    By Updated March 14, 2023
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    Experts worry migration season could further spread of bird flu

    As meat and egg producers deal with ongoing supply issues, traveling waterfowl and raptor flocks potentially carrying the virus could complicate the situation.

    By March 14, 2023
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    As US mulls vaccinating poultry for bird flu, chicken industry could stand in the way

    Broiler producers are concerned about trade implications, but fears that the virus will mutate or spread to humans may spur a new plan of action.

    By March 9, 2023
  • A cast iron skillet with cooked Impossible Beef Lite sits on a range with a wooden slotted spoon that was used to saute it sitting to the left.
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    Impossible Foods launches a healthier version of its signature plant-based beef

    Impossible Beef Lite, which is intended as a replacement for 90/10 lean meat from cows, has 45% less total fat than its animal-based counterpart.

    By March 9, 2023
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    Four in 10 consumers will buy food made through precision fermentation

    A recent study done by Hartman Group in partnership with Cargill and Perfect Day found the willingness to try products increases with education about how they’re made and their sustainability benefits.

    By March 8, 2023
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    Tyson workers in Arkansas sue company over pandemic protections

    The suit filed by 34 current and former employees of the company’s meatpacking facilities claim the poultry giant put profit over its workers’ well-being.

    By March 8, 2023
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    Bird flu-driven drop in turkey supply hurt Hormel’s sales

    In its most recent earnings report, the company said volumes of the poultry declined 80% year-over-year, but it remains optimistic about the ability to recover in the second half of 2023.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Better together: Conagra Brands CEO downplays possibility of splitting the food giant

    In an interview, Sean Connolly said the CPG company benefits from stronger cash flow, greater negotiating power with retailers and deeper margins with its snacking, frozen and plant-based meat brands under one roof.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Good Culture partners with Dairy Farmers of America on probiotic milk

    The upstart is expanding beyond its roots in cottage cheese as it aims to tap into growing consumer demand for better-for-you offerings.

    By March 3, 2023
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    How Ingredion benefits from diversification and on-demand ingredients in volatile times

    CEO Jim Zallie said the company, which works with more than 18,000 customers, inherently minimizes risk by providing hundreds of ingredients in both staple and trendy categories.  

    By March 2, 2023
  • A hand holds a bundle of herbs above a fiery double-decker grill with Meati Steaks and Cutlets with grill marks on the bottom left, asparagus on the bottom right, and a frying pan of stir fry and corn
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    Meati hires CPG veterans for supply chain and operations

    As the mycelium meat analog company prepares for a national retail launch this year, Elizabeth Fikes and Joseph Johnston have been hired to run more traditional manufacturing functions.

    By March 2, 2023
  • A double-decker plant-based burger with pickles, red onions, mayonnaise, and red round slices on a poppy and sesame seed bun, with words explaining the ingredients.
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    Cargill enters alternative fats partnership with Cubiq Foods

    The co-development and go-to-market agreement was part of the agribusiness giant’s investment in the Spanish plant-based and cultivated ingredients startup last year.

    By March 1, 2023
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    Why cage-free eggs could be on shaky ground

    Industry leaders are still on a path to wider adoption of cage-free systems, but consumer expectations, bird flu and an upcoming Supreme Court decision could impact whether they continue to invest in the practice.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
  • A small cast iron skillet with Beyond Steak bites inside sits on a gas-powered hot plate with the product package and a dish of tortilla chips with dips is in the background.
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    Beyond Meat hits earnings expectations, but continues to struggle with sales

    CEO Ethan Brown said operational changes are starting to work, and reaffirmed the expectation to be cash flow positive by the second half of 2023.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
  • A black-rimmed white bowl with ground beef and Mush Foods' light brown mycelium ingredient sits on a wooden cutting board with a knife to the left and salt and pepper in cups to the right.
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    Mush Foods launches mycelium ingredient to blend with meat

    The Israel-based company says that its offering, a blend of roots from three kinds of mushrooms, can match the texture, taste and nutrition of beef in a hybrid product.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
  • Packaging for Kellogg's MorningStar Farms Incogmeato brand.
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    Plant-based meat ‘ripe for consolidation,’ Kellogg exec says

    Chris Hood, who heads the CPG’s North American business, said in an interview while “the sector is challenged now,” the company remains upbeat about the category and its MorningStar Farms brand.

    By Feb. 23, 2023