Meat / Protein: Page 2


  • A mount of Better Meat Co's mycelium Rhiza protein, which is in a solid form of white chunks, with a company toothpick flag on top.
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    The Better Meat Co. patents mycelium it says ‘does an even better job of mimicking’ meat

    The California company received its fourth patent for its versatile and shelf-stable Rhiza protein, made from the roots of the fast-growing fungus Neurospora crassa.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • Tyson chicken nuggets
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    Tyson will pay $10.5M to settle Washington poultry price-fixing suit

    The state-level lawsuit includes 16 other chicken producers, which the attorney general says drove up consumer prices since at least 2008.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Meat sector looks for opportunities amid headwinds

    Meat producers like JBS and Tyson are looking for new ways to operate as they face major challenges, including inflation, supply chain constraints and shifting regulations.

    By Food Dive staff
  • 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’s plant-based steak launches at more than 5,000 stores

    The product, the first of its kind widely available in U.S. grocery stores, could help turn the company’s fortunes, which have been mired recently by job cuts and slowing sales.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
  • Scientists work at one of Motif FoodWorks' labs.
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    Motif FoodWorks partners to improve dairy and meat alternatives

    The agreement with precision fermentation specialist Vectron Biosolutions, which has mostly worked in the pharmaceutical space, focuses on improving taste, texture and nutrition levels.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
  • Beyond Meat's reformulated Beyond Burger hits stores in May 2021.
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    Beyond Meat settles legal battles with Don Lee Farms

    The settlement of two bitterly fought cases between the publicly traded company and its former co-manufacturer is confidential, but both sides say they are “satisfied with the outcome.”

    By Oct. 19, 2022
  • A plate containing blueberries and strawberries on the left, a toast triangle with a bite missing in the middle, and a scrambled egg with vegetables with a Zero Egg toothpick stuck in it on the right.
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    Zero Egg cracks into the plant-based sector with a versatile substitute

    The Israel-based company’s product, made from soy, pea, chickpea and potato proteins, can swap for the chicken-produced staple for both breakfast and baking, says CEO Liron Nimrodi.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    USDA proposal focuses on reducing salmonella in poultry

    The department’s proposed framework includes requiring breeders to test birds for the bacteria before selling it to meat companies in order to prevent outbreaks.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
  • Beyond Meat Jerky is the first product from the Planet Partnership with PepsiCo.
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    Beyond Meat lays off 200 employees and slashes its revenue outlook

    The plant-based meat company, which is eliminating about a fifth of its workforce after cutting staff in August, said the latest job reductions can drive more sustainable growth.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    U.S. Supreme Court weighs impact of California animal welfare law on industry, retail prices

    The justices asked lawyers representing the pork industry and the state about the impact Proposition 12 will have on small producers and interstate commerce.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
  • A rainbow swirled can of Build next to a pineapple top and slices and pieces of a cracked coconut on a pastel background.
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    Pulp Culture and The Every Company partner to create protein-boosted alcohol

    The better-for-you hard juice company is adding highly soluble and nutrient-dense animal-free egg protein to its new line of beverages. 

    By Oct. 12, 2022
  • A Seattle-style dog made with Tofurky plant-based sausage
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    Arkansas plant-based meat labeling restrictions are unconstitutional, judge rules

    The court said terms like “burger” and “hot dog” on Tofurky’s clearly labeled plant-based items aren’t deceptive and provide consumers with important information about the products.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    Nestlé sees green in plant-based business despite category slowdown

    While the segment got overheated during the pandemic, a top executive said it remains a “strong consumer trend” and one the global food giant will continue to invest in.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
  • The front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.
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    How the Supreme Court animal welfare case could reshape the pork sector

    The Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on a challenge to California’s Prop 12, which defines how much space breeding pigs, veal calves and egg-laying hens should have in captivity. 

    By Oct. 10, 2022
  • Snoop Dogg sits on a throne, holding two purple bags of Snazzle Os in front of an outer space background.
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    Leftovers: Snoop Dogg’s THC snacks sizzle; Starkist hooks into Smart Bowls

    The rap icon and entrepreneur is debuting onion ring-style edibles, and Brooklyn Beer taps West African “miracle grain” fonio for a craft beer.

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 7, 2022
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    Impossible Foods lays off 6% of employees

    The cuts are part of a company reorganization to target future growth, according to a memo from CEO Peter McGuinness seen by Food Dive.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
  • An overhead view of a rendering of BlueNalu's planned commercial-scale cell-based seafood facility and parking area.
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    BlueNalu predicts 75% profit margin for its cultivated seafood

    The California company said breakthrough technologies will make its production of bluefin tuna toro from cells more efficient and profitable once it opens a commercial-scale facility.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Tyson to close offices in South Dakota, Chicago and relocate 1,000 workers

    The meat and poultry giant said the positions would be transferred to its headquarters in Arkansas, and no layoffs would take place.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Tyson employees’ COVID lawsuit reinstated

    A federal appeals court resuscitated the case after being dismissed by a district court in June 2021. It claims the meat company acted with gross negligence, ending in wrongful death.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
  • Three USDA inspectors in hard hats and long white jackets pass through an aisle of hanging animal carcasses.
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    Plant employees can perform meat inspections, court rules

    The new measure does not interfere with the federal government’s responsibility to ensure food is safe, according to the opinion.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
  • Black Angus cattle can be seen in a green pasture through the slats of a wooden fence.
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    Preston Keres. (2021). "202107122-FPAC-PJK-0386_TONED" [photograph]. Retrieved from USDA.

    New rule seeks to stop discrimination among meat producers

    USDA said the proposal aims to protect farmers, especially those who belong to vulnerable communities, against retaliation from large processors.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
  • Planterra, a division of JBS USA, launched Ozo products in grocery store across the United States.
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    JBS shutters Planterra brand after 2 years

    The global meat giant’s decision to close down its U.S. plant-based company is the latest blow for the once-hot sector.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
  • A small plant-based burger on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and cheese sits on a board featuring Meala's logo.
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    Meala develops clean-label methylcellulose replacement

    The Israeli company’s emulsifier comes from naturally occurring biocatalysts in plant proteins, and it says it gives products a more meat-like texture.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
  • Overhead view of two children's lunch boxes open on a wooden table, containing a variety of food items and packages of Smucker's Uncrustables Bites inside, with product boxes lying between them.
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    Uncrustables adds frozen meat and cheese bites to lineup

    The fast-growing J.M. Smucker offering is debuting smaller versions in Uncured Ham & Cheddar and Turkey & Colby Jack, which thaw in time for lunch.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
  • Impossible Foods founder and CEO Pat Brown speaks with a Zoom background of fires in the Amazon rainforest at an October 2020 press conference.
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    Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown to lead a new company venture

    The medical doctor and outspoken critic of animal agriculture will be heading a separate group dedicated to “transformative innovation,” Business Insider reported.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Smithfield to pay $75M in latest pork antitrust deal

    This settlement, involving at least 17.6 million consumers, follows JBS’ agreement to pay $20 million to purchasers this month.

    By Sept. 28, 2022