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Products & Launches

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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Upcycled Certified™

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Company News

AgriFiber Offers Upcycled Certified™ Label For Meat and Dairy Alternatives Using its Fiber Ingredients

US-based AgriFiber Solutions announced that its portfolio of insoluble fiber ingredients now offers meat and dairy alternative formulators the opportunity to include the claim Upcycled Certified™ on their product labels. Developed by the Upcycled Food Association, The Upcycled Certified Program is the world’s first third-party certification program for upcycled food ingredients and products. The on-package label, which helps retailers display upcycled products on shelves and lets customers know which products …

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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Ter Beke Invests Half a Million Euros in Davai Dumplings

Davai Dumplings of Belgium announces it has entered into a strategic partnership with food group Ter Beke. The deal involves an investment of more than 500,000 euros for the young brand’s frozen vegan dumplings. Davai reports to vegconomist that Ter Beke is looking to diversify its portfolio and move into plant-based and the news represents the group’s first ever startup investment. Success for the young founders The Ghent-based startup was …

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Motif FoodWorks Burger

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Business Wire

Precision Fermentation Market by Ingredient, Microbe, Application and Region – Global Forecast to 2030

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Precision Fermentation Market by Ingredient (Whey & Casein Protein, Egg White, Collagen Protein, Heme Protein), Microbe (Yeast, Algae, Fungi, Bacteria), Application (Meat & Seafood, Dairy Alternatives, Egg Alternatives), and Region – Forecast to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global precision fermentation market is estimated to be valued at USD 1.6 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 36.3 billion by 2030, …

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Steakholder Cultured Bacon

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Steakholder Foods Begins Cultured Pork Development Using More Scalable Porcine Cell Line

Cultivated meat company Steakholder Foods Ltd.  (Nasdaq: STKH) (formerly MeaTech 3D) announces it will begin developing cultured pork products using a new line of porcine stem cells. The advancement will enable it to further diversify its portfolio and accelerate its market readiness for cultured pork production.  Known as iPS (induced pluripotent porcine stem cell line), the new cell line was derived from sample cells that were reprogrammed back into an embryonic-like “pluripotent” …

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Banza Kits

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Products & Launches

Banza Launches Kid-Friendly Masterpiece’zas Kits to Transform Vegan Pizza into Art

Banza, maker of chickpea-based pizza, pasta, and rice products, has launched Masterpiece’zas – a new pizza kit that transforms Banza’s popular pizzas into creative art. Available in both vegan and vegetarian versions, each kid-friendly kit is designed to stimulate more play and imagination at dinnertime.  Timed to coincide with back-to-school seasons, Banza’s kits aim to make family mealtimes easier while helping parents to implement healthier eating habits. Masterpiece’zas come equipped …

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plant-based meat texture for chicken

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

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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Company News

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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Agri-Food Innovation Summit

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Fairs & Events

Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit Showcases Next-Generation Solutions in Cultivated and Plant-Based Food

The fifth annual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit is set to present 50 game-changing innovators who are pioneering breakthrough technologies, among them many cultivated and plant-based companies presenting next-generation solutions. Building strong, resilient supply chains has never been more crucial, with global shocks highlighting import link gaps, rapid economic growth, and significant structural transformation throughout the area. The fifth annual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit is set to provide a platform to …

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Burger King Costa Rica

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Fast Food

Burger King Reveals Plant-Based Pop-Up in Costa Rica

Burger King announces the continuation of its meat-free pop-ups in various international markets, with its newest plant-based pop-up opening today in San Jose, Costa Rica. Following its other similar ventures, the new location is operating in partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher. The news follows the chain’s first LAC pop-up in Santiago, Chile, and the San Jose is expected to be well received, as “Costa Rica is one of the best-performing …

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M.E.A.T technology for alt-meat

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Manufacturing & Technology

Mycorena Unveils Breakthrough M.E.A.T Technology To “Unlock Full Potential” of Alt Meat

Swedish mycelium-based protein leader Mycorena announces the development of its breakthrough M.E.A.T technology (Mycoprotein Extrusion and Alignment Technology) to unlock the full potential of alt meat production. Mycorena is one of the fastest growing companies in the alt-protein space, recently announcing plans to extend its geographical reach by opening facilities across Europe and Asia. The fungi fermentation expert is the creator of the world’s first mycoprotein-based butter prototype and is …

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Braviar Branston

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Company News

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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Future Meat Kebabs

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Future Meat Technologies Reveals ‘World’s First’ Production of Cultivated Lamb

Future Meat Technologies announces it has successfully produced the “world’s first” cultivated lamb meat, which looks, cooks and tastes like conventional ground lamb. The company says the milestone will allow it to begin producing cultured lamb at scale, and expand its platform into new species as it prepares for a US launch. According to Future Meat, development of cultivated lamb could transform the global landscape, with the European Union currently …

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Science

Project Aims to Turn Sunflower Oil Industry Waste Into Meat Alternatives

A new research project called Taste2Meat is attempting to upcycle byproducts from the sunflower oil industry into sustainable meat alternatives. Five organisations — VTT, DSM, DIL German Institute of Food Technologies, University of Helsinki, and ABP Beef — have joined forces for the project. The intention is to create products that will allow consumers to make a “smooth transition” towards plant-based foods. Specifically, the project will work with sunflower press-cakes …

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Tattooed Chef

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Products & Launches

Tattooed Chef to Launch 8 New Products at 2000 Walmart Stores

Meatless convenience food brand Tattooed Chef has formed an agreement to significantly increase the number of its products available at Walmart. Currently, five frozen Tattooed Chef products are offered at around 300 Walmart stores across the US. Under the new agreement, this will increase to 13 products at 2000 stores. It is not yet clear which products are set to launch, and it should be noted that some are likely …

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