Upcycled Certified™

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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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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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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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Ivy Farm Unveils Europe’s Biggest Cultivated Meat Pilot Production Facility

Ivy Farm announces just now the official opening of a state-of-the-art cultivated meat pilot production plant in Oxford, UK. The 18,000 square foot facility has production capabilities of 2.8 tonnes of cultivated meat a year, which the company claims is the largest of its kind in Europe. The UK alt protein pioneer, which stated its intention of becoming the first commercial producer of cultivated meat in the UK in May …

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Wild Earth to Debut New Look and Pet Food Collection at SuperZoo 2022

Pet food company Wild Earth announces it is returning to SuperZoo 2022 to showcase its premium line of nutritionally complete, sustainable dog food and treats. The brand will also debut a new product design and preview its upcoming Core Collection, to be released in 2023.  New flavors At SuperZoo, North America’s largest pet retail show, Wild Earth co-founder and CEO Ryan Bethencourt will be on hand to unveil the brand’s …

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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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Next Level Burger Stacked Vegan Burger

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West Coast Favorite Next Level Burger Opening New Flagship Location in Denver, CO

Plant-based burger chain Next Level Burger announces it is opening its flagship restaurant in Denver, CO on August 20th. The new outlet will be the Oregon-based brand’s ninth national location and first in Colorado.  Calling itself “America’s First Plant-Based Burger Joint”, the eight-year-old Next Level brand is famous for its healthy yet decadent take on fast food, ranging from stacked vegan burgers and Crispy Chik’n sandwiches to baskets of tenders, …

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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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Tofutti New Packaging

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40-Year-Old Tofutti Launches New Branding to Stand Out in “More Competitive” Market

Tofutti, a 40-year-old plant-based foods brand, announces it is updating its branding and packaging with a new, bolder look. Intended to position the brand to better compete in a fast-growing market, the latest packaging will launch later in August, with the old packaging phasing out over the course of this year.  The updated black design features bold red lettering evoking a retro feel, which Tofutti says is fitting for a …

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Heura partners with Barca Women's Football Team

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Heura Becomes Sponsor for Barça Women’s Football Team

Spanish alt-meat brand Heura has entered a three-year partnership with FC Barcelona to sponsor the Barça Women’s Football Team. The collaboration aims to “promote more sustainable and nutritious foods for athletes and fans”. Heura’s culinary, nutrition and R&D teams will work with FC Barcelona experts to maximise nutritional performance and help the public understand the benefits of plant-based diets. The partnership will begin at the Joan Gamper Cup on August …

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New Culture Fermented Mozzarella Cheese

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ADM and New Culture Announce Strategic Partnership to Scale Animal-Free Mozzarella and Dairy Products

Agribusiness leader ADM and animal-free dairy company New Culture are forming a strategic partnership to accelerate the commercialization of alt-dairy foods. The partnership will include joint product development and scaling of New Culture’s animal-free casein and dairy innovations, which are expected to launch in US food service in 2023.  Founded in New Zealand, New Culture creates animal-free dairy products using precision fermentation techniques that produce casein, one of the primary …

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Loui Blake: “My Belief in This Space Has Never Been Stronger”

London-based Loui Blake is known for is work as an entrepreneur, angel investor and public speaker in the plant-based space. Loui opened the UK’s largest vegan restaurant Erpingham House back in 2018 before going on to co-found pizza kitchen Vegan Dough Co during the pandemic, and most recently was named as new CEO of Miami Foods in May of this year. Loui has been busy since we last spoke three …

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JUST Egg’s Popular Liquid Egg Has Achieved Price Parity with Chicken Eggs

Food tech leader Eat JUST reveals its best-selling JUST Egg has achieved price parity with premium chicken eggs, reports Food Navigator-USA. According to company data, the price for a 12 oz bottle of liquid JUST Egg has dropped to $3.99, about the same as the average cost of a premium 12-count chicken egg product.  Data from the past three years shows the price gap between JUST Egg and its competitors …

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Meati Mushroom Chicken on Skewer

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Meati Hires New CFO Amid Plans to “Become the US Market Share Leader in Plant-Based Meat” by 2025

Following its Chipotle-backed $150M Series C this July, Colorado’s Meati Foods appoints Jody Macedonio as CFO. Ms Macedonio previously held the same role at Chobani as well as at Dean Foods, which was the largest dairy company in the United States. According to Meati, the new role will see Ms Macedonio overlooking Meati Foods’ financials and partner with the leadership team to drive growth as it rapidly upscales, stating its …

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Siggi's Dairy-Free Yogurt

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Lactalis Canada Fully Converting Ontario Dairy Plant to Plant-Based Production

Lactalis Canada, a subsidiary of French dairy giant Lactalis, announces it will expand its milk alternative offerings by converting its Sudbury, Ontario plant into a dedicated plant-based facility over the coming months. To accommodate these changes, the company will cease all fluid dairy milk production and packaging at its Sudbury facility by September 30th. The move is intended to increase the company’s selection of dairy-free milk alternatives, which currently include …

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