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    Beyond Meat’s revamped burger hits shelves

    As the category continues to try to reinvent itself, the company’s new generation of product is now available for consumers to try.

    By April 18, 2024
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    General Mills powers up portfolio with Wheaties Protein

    The new “Breakfast of Champions” cereal targets consumers seeking additional value from their foods with more than 20 grams of protein per serving.

    By April 16, 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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    Bird flu found in South Dakota dairy herd

    The detection adds to the growing number of states reporting positive cases in cattle.

    By Nathan Owens • April 15, 2024
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    Daring’s new CEO sees the company as a ‘bright spot’ in a contracting category

    The plant-based chicken producer is focusing on profitability while bringing a clean ingredient product to the masses.

    By Updated April 15, 2024
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    States enact dairy cattle travel restrictions over bird flu concerns

    Key trading partners are monitoring the situation closely, with Mexico taking steps to reinforce surveillance and inspection of livestock from the U.S.

    By Nathan Owens • April 12, 2024
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    Kraft Heinz’s Lunchables have high amounts of sodium and lead, Consumer Reports finds

    The watchdog group said the popular meal kit marketed toward kids should not be allowed on school menus and urged the USDA to remove it as an option.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Consumers trading down to less expensive meat: survey

    Data from retail data science, insights and media company 84.51° found 43% of consumers are cooking dishes with less meat because of high grocery costs.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Leftovers: Kraft capitalizes on aioli craze | General Mills brings Old El Paso into soups, cornbread

    The condiment and sauce giant is launching five new offerings including Buffalo Style Mayonnaise, and Cup Noodles’ maker infuses the flavor of everything bagel cream cheese for its latest breakfast ramen.

    By Food Dive staff • April 5, 2024
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    Dairy farmers urged to beef up biosecurity amid bird flu concerns

    As more cases are being detected across the U.S., producers are encouraged to closely monitor for sick cattle, limit herd movement and wear protective gear.

    By Nathan Owens • April 5, 2024
  • Johnsonville grilling sausage infused with Leinenkugel’s beer.
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    The Weekly Sip: Leinenkugel gets into Johnsonville brats | Woody Harrelson’s spirit brand infuses superfoods

    The Summer Shandy Beer Brat combines two Wisconsin favorites, and Mingle Mocktails debuts a zero-proof sparkling rosé ahead of summer.

    By Food Dive staff • April 4, 2024
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    After collapse of Cooks Venture, chicken farmers look for answers

    Poultry growers face stress and financial hardship from the sudden closure of an Arkansas-based company. State intervention made things worse, they say.

    By Nathan Owens • April 3, 2024
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    Cal-Maine ceases operations at Texas facility after bird flu detected

    The nation’s largest egg producer depopulated nearly 2 million birds as a result of the outbreak as cases now mount in U.S. dairy herds.

    By Nathan Owens • April 3, 2024
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    Cooks Venture tried to raise chickens better. Then 1M birds were killed.

    Arkansas farmers were left to pick up the pieces following the unexpected closure of a poultry company known for its free-range chickens. 

    By Nathan Owens • April 2, 2024
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    Person tests positive for bird flu after contact with infected dairy cows in Texas

    This is the second case of avian influenza identified in a person in the U.S. as a peculiar strain of the virus spreads to cattle across the country.

    By Nathan Owens • April 2, 2024
  • Packages of American Style, Cheddar Style and Provolone Style Kraft NotCheese slices lean up against a light blue surface with a white surface below them.
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    Kraft Heinz, NotCo targeting deeper presence in plant-based foods, exec says

    Despite a sales slowdown in the animal-substitute category, the joint venture is planning to tap into its valuable brand equity and technology to launch more items in 2024.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Leftovers: Hostess brings the heat with lava cakes | Beyond Meat reformulates crumbles

    The sweets company’s latest product features fluffy cakes with chocolate or caramel sauce in the center, and better-for-you frozen yogurt maker Yasso debuts fruit bars.

    By Food Dive staff • March 28, 2024
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    Eggland’s Best sued for claiming eggs contain less saturated fat

    Complaints allege the company deceived consumers by falsely advertising its products' nutritional benefits.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • March 28, 2024
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    How a Japanese company plans to take over plant-based pantry items in the US

    The firm’s Chicago business, called Zen B, aims to reinvent everyday foods such as pasta and crackers with yellow peas and other better-for-you ingredients.

    By March 26, 2024
  • Three small sausages made of cultivated meat sit in V-shaped buns with drizzles of white sauce and sprouts on top. They are sitting on a piece of slate on top of a metal table.
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    Cultivated meat leader Meatable achieves landmark breakthrough

    The Netherlands-based food-tech pioneer’s patented technology significantly speeds up the cell differentiation process by creating fat and muscle tissue in a record four days.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Storytelling helps new products pop at Expo West

    Brands looked to highlight the “why” in their messaging to attract consumers back to both the plant based and natural foods spaces.

    By March 20, 2024
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    As sales decline, Hain Celestial names new president for its North American operations

    The appointment of Chad Marquardt comes as the organic and natural food company looks to improve operations in the region responsible for nearly 60% of its business.

    By March 18, 2024
  • Copi, an invasive species of fish, formerly known as Asian carp, jump out of Illinois waters as authorities attempt to prevent the school from reaching the Great Lakes.
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    Problem to plate: Could eating invasive species be a sustainability game changer?

    Advocates are working to get consumers on board in an effort to contain and live with plants and animals wreaking havoc on environmental and commercial ecosystems.

    By Leah Borts-Kuperman • March 18, 2024
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    2024 Food trends: Embracing ‘Less is More’ for protein’s optimal role

    To thrive in 2024’s climate of shorter grocery lists and smaller families, food businesses must adapt by embracing right-sized protein products, freezer-friendly packaging and appliances suitable for batching protein or meal-prepping for one.

    March 18, 2024
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    Ingredion prioritizing texture, an ‘underappreciated and not well understood’ trait

    CEO Jim Zallie said the ingredients giant is focusing more attention on the attribute that plays a pivotal role in determining a product's mouthfeel, appearance, taste and enjoyability.

    By March 14, 2024
  • Organic labeled vegetables are for sale at a grocery store in Chicago.
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    USDA organic rules are changing. Is the food industry ready?

    The most significant change to organic certification is nearly here. But some experts worry that many food companies are unprepared.

    By Lydia Noyes • March 14, 2024