Meat / Protein: Page 2

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    Tyson to acquire Williams Sausage Company

    The meat giant’s purchase of the sausage and bacon processor, for an undisclosed sum, comes after a period of M&A inactivity in the meat sector. 

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    Precision Fermentation Alliance forms to promote understanding of the technology

    The new trade group, formed by nine leading companies in the space, is the latest industry coalition formed to promote an up-and-coming food technology. 

    By Feb. 21, 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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    Meat plant sanitation service fined $1.5M for child labor violations

    Packers Sanitation Services, Inc. paid the sum after regulators found at least 102 children were working overnight shifts at 13 plants owned by companies like JBS and Cargill, a U.S. Department of Labor briefing said.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Leftovers: Morningstar Farms fries up Chik’n with Pringles; Reese’s aims to tame animal crackers

    Kellogg is harnessing the power of its classic snack for its new plant-based meat offering, and frozen Italian meals brand Michael Angelo’s enters a new category with a line of pasta sauces.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Impossible Foods cutting 132 workers in California, state filing shows

    The staff reduction, which is occurring as the plant-based meat industry grapples with falling sales, comes four months after the company cut about 6% of its employees.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    The Every Company whips up interest in animal-free egg ingredients

    Skyrocketing prices and dwindling supply due to bird flu is stoking manufacturer interest in replacing the commodity ingredient with one made from precision fermentation.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    Food inflation to remain volatile despite recent improvements, trade group says

    While prices in January increased 11.3% compared to the same month a year earlier, the annual rate was the lowest since April, according to the government — a sign the surge in grocery costs could be moderating.

    By Feb. 14, 2023
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    How Just Egg delivers as the market scrambles

    The plant-based substitute has seen record velocities and increased demand in recent months, but leaders say it hasn’t changed the company’s mission.

    By Feb. 13, 2023
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    Sponsored by Ajinomoto

    3 key trends to meet new expectations for alternative proteins in 2023

    Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition can help food manufacturers develop offerings that will allow consumers to indulge their desire for sustainability without ceding taste, texture or nutrition.

    Feb. 13, 2023
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    Tofurky bought by Morinaga Nutritional Foods for undisclosed amount

    The plant-based meat pioneer has worked with the division of the Japanese dairy giant for 17 years, and the acquisition will help strengthen its supply chain and bolster future expansions.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    Kellogg will not split off its plant-based brands

    The CPG giant — which saw sales increase 12% in its last quarter — is holding on to MorningStar Farms and only breaking off its cereal brands, CEO Steve Cahillane said on the earnings call.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    As CPG needs shift, Ingredion accelerates change within

    From hiring workers with expertise in snacking or alternative sweeteners to bulking up its portfolio, the ingredients provider is quickly adapting to an ever-growing list of demands from its customers and shoppers.

    By Feb. 9, 2023
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    Tight supplies will lead to lower margins for meat producers in 2023: S&P report

    The nation's most popular credit rating agency said volatile dynamics will drive protein companies to make more cautious decisions and limit investments.

    By Feb. 8, 2023
  • Tyson earnings miss expectations as chicken demand dips, beef costs increase

    The meat giant's CEO Donnie King said in its earnings call Monday that weaker consumer demand and operational difficulties hampered the company's sales over the quarter.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
  • A white rectangular tray with several skewers with chicken nuggets sits on a wooden surface with a Rebellyous Foods package next to it and a green cloth behind it.
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    Rebellyous Foods raises $9.5M to build its plant-based chicken tech

    The Seattle company is working toward deploying a custom manufacturing facility, which founder and CEO Christie Lagally said will allow the brand to undercut meat prices.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Why plant-based meat is not ‘just another fad’

    We are too close to unlocking the full potential of food design and the secrets of taste and texture to pull back on the space now, writes Michael Leonard, CEO of food-tech company Motif FoodWorks.

    By Michael Leonard • Feb. 3, 2023
  • A raw plant-based salmon filet made by New School Foods on a marble surface with lemon slices and herbs in the foreground and bowls in the background.
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    How New School Foods uses new ideas to make raw plant-based salmon

    The research-focused startup is emerging from stealth with a $12 million seed round it will use to come to restaurants in 2024.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Egg prices to remain high for as long as bird flu continues, experts say

    After prices more than doubled over the past year, producers are grappling with the impact of the virus while politicians and activists call for investigations into potential price gouging.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Will 2023 be the year food plays a role in sustainability policy?

    Policymakers are starting to connect the dots between the sector — which represents roughly a third of all emissions — and climate change. But traditional ideas about food are hard to change.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Components of Tindle's Motel Chicken Sandwich meal kit on a white table. Sandwiches are in the center on a cutting board, with packages, sauces, coleslaw, info cards and a baking tray with patties.
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    New Tindle chef-curated meal kits elevate the plant-based meat experience

    The kits, available on Goldbelly, are part of a massive global consumer expansion of Next Gen Foods’ signature chicken analog product.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Food companies say they can reduce their emissions this year. Experts are skeptical.

    Academics and environmental groups say CPGs’ reliance on regenerative agriculture and carbon credits may not be enough to realistically hit their time-based goals.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
  • Machinery, including large tanks and piping, used for biomass fermentation in an industrial building with red tile floors. A few people in hardhats are near the equipment.
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    Meati’s Mega Ranch opens, increasing its scale for a national launch

    Production at the 100,000-square-foot mycelium meat analog fermentation plant will equal that of a traditional cattle farming facility, pound for pound, the company said.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Tyson CFO pleads guilty to trespassing, intoxication charges: report

    John Randal Tyson, great-grandson of the meat company’s founder, was initially arrested in November.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Jan. 25, 2023
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    Perdue’s new chicken products lean into at-home cooking and snacking trends

    Flavor-Infused Chicken is fully cooked sous vide bites, while Chicken Plus Snackers are a flavor-forward extension to the company’s plant-based hybrid line.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • Overhead view of hands touching plates of chicken dishes, including a rice bowl and tacos, on a yellow table with a light brown cloth napkin, two glasses and a bowl of tortilla chips
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    How Believer Meats is building the future for cultivated chicken

    The company, formerly known as Future Meat Technologies, hopes to have its North Carolina commercial-scale facility operational — and approval to put its meat on U.S. consumers’ plates — by Q1 2024.

    By Jan. 23, 2023