Meat / Protein


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    New opportunities and challenges for novel protein authorisations

    Outline of the legal framework applicable to alternative protein products in the European Union and USA.

    By Hannes Malfroy, Regulatory Affairs manager, Pen & Tec Consulting • May 23, 2022
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    Ginkgo Bioworks partners with Evo Foods on animal-free eggs

    The U.S. biotech company will offer its scientific expertise in precision fermentation to help the Indian plant-based CPG create an ingredient to use in its products.

    By May 19, 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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    Perfect Day proteins power animal-free Bored Cow flavored milk

    The product launch is the first from food tech company Tomorrow Farms, which closed an $8.5 million seed round earlier this month.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Motif FoodWorks launches plant-based meat products

    The food tech company, which says it is debuting the offerings following strong demand for test products demonstrating its ingredients, also received an investment from Robert Downey Jr.'s venture capital fund.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Nestlé's Hot Pockets brand enters portable sandwich market

    The Deliwich is designed to be taken on-the-go frozen and ready to eat by lunchtime. It will compete against offerings like J.M. Smucker's Uncrustables.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Beer giant Molson Coors taps into plant-based milk

    Golden Wing is part of the company's goal to reach $1 billion in revenue by 2023 from its emerging growth division launched three years ago.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Do Good Foods launches 'carbon-reduced' chicken

    The company uses upcycled feed to raise the animals, which it said avoids the generation of approximately three pounds of greenhouse gases per chicken.

    By May 17, 2022
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    ADM partners with Eat Just on cell-based meat growth medium and product development

    This is the ingredient powerhouse's first agreement in the cultivated meat space, and the company says it fits in with its strategic focus on alternative proteins.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Meati launches its first alternative protein steak

    CEO and co-founder Tyler Huggins said the product's secret is mycelium — mushroom roots that give it a structure and texture like animal meat.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Meat processors used 'baseless' claims of shortages to keep plants open during COVID-19: report

    A congressional investigation said Tyson and others influenced a Trump order to ensure facilities would continue operating despite local and state health measures.

    By Updated May 17, 2022
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    Consumers 'laser-focused' on discounts as food prices hit four-decade high

    Shoppers are actively trading down as the cost of meat, eggs, butter and other staples soar, according to an analyst.

    By May 13, 2022
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    Leftovers: New Goldfish flavor hooks into Old Bay; Real Good Foods introduces chicken shells to the freezer aisle

    Campbell Soup's latest collaboration with McCormick harnesses the popular seafood seasoning, and Ayo Foods teams up with a celebrated West African chef for two new frozen entrees.

    By Food Dive staff • May 13, 2022
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    How Leaft Foods turns green plants into a protein nutritionally similar to beef

    The New Zealand company founded by two former dairy execs recently raised $15 million to bring its concentrated rubisco powder to the U.S. next year.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Beyond Meat shares drop as jerky costs drive $100.5M loss

    President and CEO Ethan Brown said the internal costs the company incurred will pay off in the long run, but analysts seem to be skeptical of the strategy.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Tyson's sales climb to $13B as meat industry profits are scrutinized

    The meat and poultry giant's CEO said the financial increases are par for the course as inflation rages.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Avian influenza impacts 37.5M birds in commercial and backyard flocks

    While the outbreak seems to be hitting more egg laying operations, bigger companies say they are not yet drastically affected.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Tate & Lyle buys chickpea ingredients company Nutriati

    The acquisition comes six months after the ingredients giant agreed to distribute the upstart's offerings used in non-dairy, plant-based meat and gluten-free products.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Whole Earth Brands carves out its sweet spot in alternative sweeteners

    The company's portfolio of products like Wholesome and Equal are designed to give consumers more choice and position it to grab a bigger slice of the $100 billion market dominated by sugar.

    By May 5, 2022
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    What the stalled Sanderson and Wayne Farms merger says about its potential for closing

    As regulators in the Biden administration scrutinize the pending $4.53 billion acquisition, experts point to obstacles that could complicate its approval.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Lost and found: Brands neglected by large CPGs thrive under new ownership

    Krave jerky, Funfetti baking products and Häagen-Dazs are just a few of the lines that have flourished after being divested, with their new owners spending more on marketing, innovation and improving product quality.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Consumers likely to 'trade down' to chicken as beef prices soar: report

    A recent CoBank analysis found that poultry stands to benefit from more expensive red meat, despite facing high feed costs and a bird flu outbreak.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Meatpackers push back against lawmakers' price-fixing charges

    At a recent Congressional hearing this week, leaders of Tyson, JBS and Cargill argued that market forces, not consolidation, were to blame for higher meat prices.

    By April 29, 2022
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    IFF and SimpliiGood collaborate to make spirulina-based smoked salmon

    The ingredients powerhouse will provide flavor and aroma attributes to a product that the Israel-based startup plans to make completely out of microalgae.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Jerky maker Jack Link's spending $450M on new Georgia plant, creating 800 jobs

    The facility, which is scheduled to be operational at the end of 2023, would be the first U.S. location for the meat snacks maker outside of the Midwest.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Kraft Heinz doubles down on innovation with new chip and sauce dips

    The TikTok-inspired Dip & Crunch comes as CPGs accelerate new product offerings to attract consumers as they compete against other large firms and scrappy upstarts.

    By April 27, 2022