Meat / Protein


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    Ingredion and CPG firms deepen collaboration to accelerate product development

    Jim Zallie, the ingredient supplier’s CEO, said food and beverage companies are placing a greater value on working with his company to drive innovation as product volumes drop.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Beyond Meat plans steep cost cuts as U.S. demand remains weak

    While the company had lowered prices in the past to entice budget-conscious shoppers, an increase in prices on some of its product lines is planned to help restore margins.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    The growth of plant-based foods

    After years of rapid growth, the plant-based category faced some strong headwinds in 2023. Now, it’s time for the category to recalibrate.

    By Food Dive staff
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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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    Food giants see opportunity to profit from consumers using weight loss drugs

    Despite worries that the medications could dampen sales, Conagra, WK Kellogg and General Mills are among companies optimistic that sales for popcorn, frozen meals and even cereal could benefit.

    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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    US closer to identifying bird flu vaccine, Vilsack says

    A campaign to inoculate poultry flocks, however, is likely to lead to thorny trade issues, according to the Secretary of Agriculture.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 20, 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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    How Dannon has managed to last, and thrive, in a crowded yogurt category

    The Danone brand has succeeded by offering a lower price point, a smaller product mix and versatility — filling a valuable niche in the company’s portfolio.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Global flavor and convenience drive 2024’s protein trends: Here’s the impact on your food business

    Two impactful protein-industry insights that appeal to the next generation of consumers.

    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
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    Tyson rejects shareholder call for audit into child labor allegations

    Critics have accused the meat and poultry processing giant of not taking the issue, which is being investigated by the Labor Department, seriously enough.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Upside Foods cultivated chicken no longer served at US restaurants

    Bar Crenn was the last place in the nation to purchase the alternative protein. The company says it’s working with the Michelin-starred chef to serve the product at other locations.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Small CPGs take the upper hand in better-for-you market

    As consumers become hyper aware of ingredient quality, experts say smaller companies are in a good position to capitalize.

    By S.L Fuller • Feb. 14, 2024
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    What El Niño means for farms and global food prices

    The U.S. could see the wettest conditions since 2019, easing some drought concerns. But too much rain could bring other problems for growers.

    By David Silverberg • Feb. 13, 2024
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    Pack the protein punch in plant-based products to meet consumer preference

    With consumers seeking more protein options, it’s possible for vegans and vegetarians to still reach for plant-based meat products. Discover ways to make texture, taste, and protein a perfect blend.

    Feb. 12, 2024
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    Cattle inventory shrinks to lowest in 73 years, stoking fears of price hikes

    Despite the historically low numbers, the supply at U.S. feedlots is up 2% from 2023, allowing for some immediate relief.

    By Nathan Owens • Feb. 9, 2024
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    USDA Organic changes are coming. What will it mean for farmers and consumers?

    Large amendments aimed at enhancing recordkeeping and defining outdoor rules for livestock and poultry will take effect in March.

    By Lydia Noyes • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Tyson signals ‘bold actions’ are working amid beef headwinds

    After several plant closures last year, more cost-cutting could be on the horizon with the CEO vowing that “everything remains on the table.”

    By Nathan Owens • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Meati Foods names CPG veteran to CFO as company juggles growth, profitability

    The appointment of Phil Graves comes amid a slowdown in plant-based sales as cash-strapped consumers watch their spending.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Bird flu roils poultry industry, raising concern over egg prices ahead of Easter

    More than 2 million birds were killed in California over the last month as producers across the globe struggle once again to control the rapid spread of the virus.

    By Nathan Owens • Feb. 2, 2024
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    PepsiCo brings Fritos into jerky with Jack Link’s partnership

    Following a similar launch in 2023 with Doritos, the snack and beverage maker is tapping into opportunities to bring its popular snacking brands into new parts of the store.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Bridging the divide between the wants of food companies and the needs of farmers

    Driven by the urgency to be more environmentally responsible, businesses sometimes fail to fully grasp the multifaceted challenges faced by their suppliers. Here’s how to get everyone on the same page.

    By Ofir Ardon • Jan. 30, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Plant-based meat needs to beef up its messaging in 2024

    Between slumping sales and shifting consumer mindsets, 2023 proved difficult for the sector. Here’s what analysts and experts say the category can do to recalibrate.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Oobli’s low-sugar chocolates hint at promise of sweet protein alternatives

    The company also is using its ingredients to help large food producers lower sugar content in products without impacting taste.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Tyson opens $355M high-tech bacon plant in Kentucky

    The 400,000 square-foot facility has autonomous, box-stacking robots and driverless forklifts to help eliminate “ergonomically stressful tasks,” the meat giant said.

    By Nathan Owens • Jan. 26, 2024