Rainbao Colorful Plant-Based Dumplings

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Rainbao Dumplings Launches Colorful Asian Buns Filled with Plant-Based OmniPork

Rainbao Dumplings, a manufacturer of traditional Xiao Long Bao dumplings, is launching its range of brightly-colored buns filled with plant-based meat and seafood. The brand’s latest recipe, Golden Egg, features a plant-based chorizo made with leading Asian alt-protein brand OmniPork. Rainbao is also showcasing its line at the Western Foodservice and Hospitality Show from Aug. 28th – 30th in LA.  Founded by Jim Saunders and Cindy Liu, Rainbao specializes in …

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What’s Trending in the Plant Based World?

Claire Roper, Industry Expert and Plant Based World Expo Advisor, explores the latest trends that will be on display at the show and looks ahead at the future of the plant-based sector.   The Current Landscape With more than a quarter of Brits aiming to reduce their meat intake, the plant-based food market has grown rapidly over the last five years. In fact, sales of meat and dairy-free alternatives have …

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HappyVore Launches Gourmet Breaded Supremes

HappyVore, one of the leading startups on the French plant-based scene, this week announced the launch of its gourmet plant-based breaded supremes. “We made them only with plants using wheat protein as a protein source. A schnitzel 2.0 with deliciously crispy breadcrumbs and a tender centre,” the brand said on social media. The breaded supremes are Nutriscore A and can be cooked quickly, with just five minutes in the pan. …

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plant-based meat texture for chicken

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Italy’s Food Evolution Unveils “New Plant-Based Meat Texture” For Vegan Chicken

Italian startup Food Evolution announces the development of a new plant-based texture for chicken that is claimed to offer cheap yet highly nutritious products. Food Evolution was founded by the Musacchio family, owners of the first vegetarian restaurant in Italy opened in 1979. The family is known for its plant-based cookbooks, its training activities for international chefs and now for producing innovative alt-meat products. Last year, the company completed a …

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ISH Food Plant-Based Shrimp

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Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea Form Alliance with Alt-Seafood Brand The ISH Food Company

Global tuna giant Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods announce an alliance with US alt-seafood brand The ISH Food Company. The alliance will leverage Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea’s marketing and distribution channels to invest in sustainable seafood, making such options available to more consumers at affordable prices. Since 2016, Thai Union has actively developed its SeaChange sustainability strategy, as environmental stewardship is increasingly a …

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Braviar Branston

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Branston Celebrates 100 Years With ‘Braviar’ Vegan Caviar Pickle Hybrid

British legacy brand Branston, maker of the famous sandwich pickle, is celebrating its 100th birthday with a new and unusual innovation: Branston pickle in caviar-style pearls. If that wasn’t amazing enough, it’s also fully vegan. Branston is a household name across the UK, selling 17.8 million jars of its signature pickle in 2021. The product originated in 1922 in the village of Branston near Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. To celebrate …

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Chargrilled steak style strips

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Squeaky Bean Launches Chargrilled Steak Style Strips & Horseradish Beef Style Slices

UK alt-meat brand Squeaky Bean has launched two new products — Chargrilled Steak Style Strips and Horseradish Beef Style Slices. The Steak Style Strips are made with wheat and pea protein, and are marinated with a beef flavour seasoning before being chargrilled. Their launch follows the success of Squeaky Bean’s Chargrilled Mini Fillets, introduced last year. The Horseradish Beef Style Slices are also made with wheat and pea protein, and …

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Barvecue Pulled Plant-Based Pork

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Barvecue Expands Wood-Smoked Plant-Based Meats into 190+ Harris Teeter Stores

Plant-based barbecue brand Barvecue announces a major retail expansion into Harris Teeter supermarkets. The brand’s Pulled BVQ and Carnitas are now available in the frozen aisle of 191 Harris Teeter stores throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the District of Columbia. According to Barvecue, its wood-smoked plant-based meats offer great taste and texture while being gluten-free and non-GMO. The Pulled BVQ features traditional BBQ seasoning, while the …

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Plantcraft Bologna Sandwich

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New York’s Plantega Partners with Plantcraft for Exclusive Plant-Based Bologna Sandwich

NYC’s Plantega, a deli-in-store concept found throughout the city’s bodegas, is partnering with deli meat startup Plantcraft to debut the latter’s new plant-based bologna. For a limited time, the new Bologna Sandwich will be available exclusively at four Plantega locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Featuring Plantcraft Bologna, mustard, vegan mayo, vegan cheese, lettuce and tomato on sliced bread, the sandwich will be on the menu Aug. 26 – Sept. 26 …

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Harry David + Renegade Plant-Based Salami

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112-Year-Old Harry & David Partners with Renegade Foods for First Vegan Charcuterie Box

Harry & David, one of the oldest purveyors of gourmet gift baskets, is introducing its first selection of plant-based cured meats, reports VegNews. The Vegan Charcuterie Collection features three varieties of salami by Renegade Foods – a California maker of premium meat-free charcuterie. Now available for US nationwide shipping, the collection retails for $74.99 and features three flavors: Toscana, Spicy Chorizo and Sopresatta.  Founded in 1910, Harry & David is …

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Phuture Foods Ramps Up Production Following Chicken Shortage, Expects to Double Revenue Every Six Months

Plant-based meat company Phuture Foods announces plans to expand its reach in Malaysia and beyond while ramping up production to offer a solution for the country’s chicken shortage. To improve its position in the industry, Phuture announced several new agreements earlier this year with well-known Asian food service companies. The company now disclosed plans to increase its foodservice footprint in Malaysia to 1,000 outlets, up from 300, by the end …

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Impossible chicken patties

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Impossible Chicken Patties Launch at Retailers US-Wide, Will Feature in New Burger King Sandwich

Impossible Foods has announced the launch of its Impossible Chicken Patties, said to taste and cook just like conventional chicken. The launch follows the success of Impossible Chicken Nuggets, which proved three times more popular than the leading animal-based nugget in a blind taste test. The patties share the same taste, texture, and crispy coating as the nuggets, as well as a similar nutritional profile — they contain 10g of …

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Daring CEO Ross Mackay

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Daring: “Our Long Term Mission is to Replace and Rethink Chicken in the Global Food System”

2022 has been quite the year for Daring, the New York and LA-based startup on a relentless mission to change how the world eats chicken. Led by the fearless Ross Mackay, Daring kicked off this year with a stunning full-page color spread in the New York Times imploring readers to switch to its sustainable plant-based chicken. From there, Daring took on grocery store meat departments, launching its first refrigerated plant …

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Richmond meat free sausages

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Sausage Giant Richmond Now Has Third Best-Selling Alt Meat Line in UK & Ireland

Meat producer Richmond, which has been steadily making its way into the plant-based category since its plant-based sausage launch in 2020, says it is now the third bestselling alt-meat brand in the UK & Ireland. The vegan sausages, which were named meat-free product of the year in 2020, were joined by meat-free burgers, mince and meatballs in early 2021, then in the following May Richmond launched a plant-based bacon product …

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Taco Bell Crispy Melty Taco

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Taco Bell Trials New Plant-Based Meat in 50 Locations, Still Planning Beyond Meat Launch

Taco Bell USA announces it is testing a new meat substitute made with pea and soy protein at 50 restaurant locations in Birmingham, AL. For a limited time, the Crispy Melt Taco and Nachos Bell Grande will feature the new protein, which can also be ordered on any of the chain’s menu items. Taco Bell reveals this product is separate from the company’s ongoing collaboration with Beyond Meat, which will …

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