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Tourism & Travel

China Airlines Debuts Plant-Based Inflight Menu Featuring Vegan Fish Fillet & Meat Alternatives

China Airlines has announced a new plant-based inflight menu for travellers across all cabins on flights departing Taiwan. Called Clean and Green Plant-Based Cuisine, the menu will be served from December 1st, 2022. To create the plant-based options, the airline partnered with Taiwanese restaurant Yang Ming Spring, which has received the Michelin Green Star award for two consecutive years in recognition of its plant-based foods, beverages, and careful ingredient selection. China Pacific Catering Services and Kaohsiung Airport Catering Services of the CAL Group also participated in developing the menu. Business-class menu The inflight meal for this passenger group features dishes made with a selection of vegetables and fresh ingredients. Starters Spring platter salad featuring yam noodles in fruit salsa Okra with black bean and sesame …

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ImpacFat's cultivated fish fat in a spoon besides a plate with fish balls and salad

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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Singapore’s ImpacFat to Unveil “World’s First” Cultivated Fish Fat at Demo Day

After undergoing Big Idea Ventures’ five-month accelerator program in Singapore, enrolled startups are set to present their innovations to investors and corporations in the alt protein space. Singapore’s ImpacFat, which claims to be the first food tech company to develop cultivated fish fat, will showcase its innovative product for the first time ever at the demo day on December 1st. The startup will hold a tasting session — granted by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) — at Singapore’s National Gallery, the venue for the demo day. In a press release, Mandy Hon, ImpacFat’s managing director, said, “As consumers, we may think that fat is bad and want to reduce our fat intake. However, ImpacFat wants the world to know that fat can be good too! …

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Science

Umami Meats Announces Research Collab With Waters Corporation For Cultivated Fish

Umami Meats of Singapore today announces a research collaboration with food and nutrition scientists at Waters Corporation to develop laboratory methods for premium cultivated fish products. Umami Meats is focused on the cultivation of premium fish that are on the IUCN’s (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List, are unsuitable for farming, and are endangered due to the overfishing of the oceans. In the past two months alone the company has made great strides including the filing of a “game-changing” patent for single-stem cell technology; a collaboration with Ingredion for cultivated fishcakes fillets; and the revealing of what it claims to be the world’s first cultivated fish ball laksa. Waters operates a world-class research laboratory in Singapore which facilitates collaborations with industry and academic …

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Cultivated Seafood

Umami Meats and Ingredion Co-Develop Cultivated Fish Cakes & Fillets

Singapore-based cultivated seafood startup Umami Meats is set to host a private launch event showcasing the company’s first cultivated fish structured prototypes developed in partnership with US-based food solutions company Ingredion. Thai-style fish cakes and battered fish fillets made with cultivated fish cells using Umami’s proprietary technology will debut at the event. Products for high-end restaurants Mihir Pershad, Umami Meats’ founder and CEO, said: “We’re excited to be able to showcase our first structured prototypes. With this product showcase, our goal is to demonstrate the versatility of our cultivated fish and the wide range of desirable, structured products that we plan to supply via high-end restaurants as progressive regulatory changes occur in each of our target launch markets.” The partnership with Ingredion, which was announced during …

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unMEAT Fish-Free Canned Tuna

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Business Wire

 unMEAT Launches Fish-Free Tuna in Harris Teeter Supermarkets

 Innovative plant-based, fish-free tuna available at 250 Harris Teeter locations GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–unMEAT, a disruptive plant-based protein brand, announces the availability of its fish-free canned tuna at Harris Teeter Supermarkets throughout the Southeastern U.S. unMEAT’s fish-free tuna, introduced in the U.S. earlier this year, is a tasty, healthier alternative for consumers, whether they’re meat lovers looking to try plant-based products, vegans wanting to diversify their diet or the flexitarians in between. Tuna is the number one canned food in America, and with unMEAT Americans can enjoy the taste they love, fish- and guilt-free. In a taste test conducted with MetrixLab, two in three consumers responded they would choose unMEAT tuna over real tuna. unMEAT’s fish-free tuna is non-GMO, lower in fat and calories, and contains …

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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

3D-Printed Fish & Bacon Made From Soymilk: The Sixth Big Idea Ventures Cohort

Big Idea Ventures has revealed the 17 companies that have been chosen as part of its alt protein accelerator program. Each one will receive pre-seed investment, which will be made through Big Idea Ventures’ New York, Singapore, and Paris offices via the firm’s New Protein Fund I. The chosen startups are as follows. New York Cultimate Foods (Germany) — Using cellular agriculture to create fat alternatives for plant-based meat. Extracellular (UK) — Accelerating cultivated meat development by producing biomass more efficiently and developing licensable technological advancements. Genuine Taste (Canada) — Developing patent-pending scaffolding technology to cultivate fat cells in their natural microenvironment. NouBio (US) — Animal-free products for scalable cell culture in cultivated meat, cell therapy, and vaccine production. These products include a highly efficient …

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Fish and Chips vegan

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

OmniFoods Vegan Fish & Chips Launch in 500+ Greene King Pubs Across UK

OmniFoods announces today that a vegan fish & chips option featuring Omni Golden Fillet is now available at more than 250 Hungry Horse pubs, 160 Greene King Local pubs, and 70 Farmhouse Inns pubs owned by Greene King. Further locations will be added mid October. Following a recent report by WWF titled Risky Seafood Business, which exposed the devastating impact of the UK’s fish & chip shop industry, the British public, as well as food service professionals, are looking more and more towards sustainable alternatives. As such, OmniFoods says “the launch of this vegan Fish & Chips alternative is more timely than ever”. Greene King is one of the UK’s largest pub retailers and brewers, operating 2600 pubs, restaurants and hotels. The plant-based fish fillet …

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Products & Launches

Hooked to Launch Plant-Based ‘Salmoonish’ and ‘Fish-ish Sticks’ in Sweden

Hooked Foods, a Swedish company that develops sustainable alternatives to seafood, announces that from October 3rd two new plant-based fish products — Salmoonish and Fish-ish sticks — will be available at major grocery stores in Sweden.  Hooked Foods also reveals that its Toonish range of products (until now only available at restaurants) will join its Toonish Tomat, which has been on supermarket shelves since 2021. Hooked was born in 2019 after Tom Johansson and Emil Wasteson were challenged to create a sustainable alternative to seafood, tasty and nutritious made with plants. Recently the company raised €10M for product development and market expansion. The Hooked portfolio Hooked Foods explains that it offers consumers a new way to replace fish with sustainable alternatives that do not harm the …

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Fairs & Events

The GFI at Fish International: “A Positive Sign for the Future of Our Oceans”

Germany’s Fish International fair took place at the beginning of September 2022 in Bremen, where numerous fish and seafood alternatives were exhibited among experts from the fish industry. Visitors had the opportunity to see and taste alternative products from Austrian Revo Foods, with its plant-based seafood, and Bluu Seafood from Germany, with the first cultivated seafood products to enter the market. Happy Ocean Foods presented its new plant-based products launched in partnership with Beyond Meat and ready to market soon.  Established food companies such as Nestle Professional and FRoSTA also showcased their alternative seafood products. Parallel seafood business meetings also took place, including one by the GFI Europe, the leading NGO in the field of promoting alternative proteins. Carlotte Lucas of the GFI provided the …

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cultivated fish ball laksa

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Cultivated Seafood

Umami Meats Reveals “World’s First” Cultivated Fish Ball Laksa

Singaporean alt-seafood startup Umami Meats has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first cultivated fish ball laksa (a spicy noodle dish). The fish balls are made by combining Umami’s cultivated seafood with plant proteins. This improves mouthfeel and helps to bind the balls together. Umami has received an administrative exemption from regulators at the Singapore Food Agency, which will allow it to serve the cultivated fish balls during Feed 9B Singapore Restaurant Week. Umami’s technology uses stem cells to develop cultivated fish muscle, fat, and connective tissue. The company is focusing on the species that are most threatened by climate change and overfishing, such as Japanese eel, yellowfin tuna, and red snapper. Funding In March, Umami raised $2.4 million in a pre-seed round co-led …

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unMEAT Fish-Free Canned Tuna

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Food & Beverage

unMEAT Launches Fish-Free Canned Tuna in Online Retailers and Select US Supermarkets

unMEAT, a plant-based protein brand owned by seafood giant Century Pacific Food, is launching its new fish-free canned tuna into online retailers and select supermarkets across the US.  Made with non-GMO ingredients, unMEAT says its tuna exceeds traditional tuna in taste, texture and nutrition, with zero mercury or trans fats. The brand’s current line features three varieties – Tuna in Sunflower Oil, Tuna in Water and Tuna Hot & Spicy.  According to unMEAT, canned tuna is the top-selling canned food in the US, with tuna products making up four of the top 25 best-selling canned food items. However, consumer concerns about mercury, pollution and heavy metal contamination has opened the tuna market to new diets and consumers seeking healthier options, unMEAT says.  Preferred 3-to-1 To …

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Fairs & Events

Germany’s Fish International 2022 Presents Cultivated and 3D Solutions For Fish Industry

The Fish International 2022 trade fair in Bremen (4-6 September) is to incorporate alternative proteins and cultivated solutions for application in seafood into this year’s programme, dedicating the second day of the trade fair event to the topic. Fish International is the sole trade show for fish and seafood in Germany. The trade fair provides information on new products entering the market as well as a review of recent innovations and advancements in alt-seafood. Speeches at Fish International 2022 After adding plant-based alternatives to fish and seafood to its portfolio in 2021, Planteneers has established itself as a provider of manufacturing solutions suitable for fish producers and companies specialising in making plant-based alternatives. At the Fish International 2022, Product Manager of Planteneers, Florian Bark, will …

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Kokiriki tuna

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

France’s Kokiriki Adds to Extensive Range With New Alt Fish Products

French vegan producer Kokiriki continues to expand its portfolio with the launch of an extensive new range. Having started with the production of vegan charcuterie, the brand is now launching a range of vegan nuggets and breaded products made from alternative fish, as well as its award-winning vegan tuna. Kokiriki, a subsidiary of the Morbiano Jouault Group, has been producing vegan meat in the form of charcuterie, burgers and dumplings since its launch in 2021 and has been listed nationally in all Carrefour hypermarkets in France since early February. The launch of this product range follows an award for its Veg-Toona vegan tuna as the most innovative product in the fresh and frozen category at the Gulfood international trade fair in Dubai. The company’s founder, …

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Interviews

Sea & Believe: “After Six Months, We Achieved Our Goal: a Cod-Like Product That Flakes Like Real Fish”

IndieBio alt-seafood startup Sea & Believe recently developed what could be the first plant-based whole cod filet to flake just like real fish. With a focus on Irish seaweed and microalgae, the female-led team is researching and collaborating with universities and food technologists to create plant-based seafood that’s close in taste and texture to the real deal. We talked everything seaweed with Founder Jennifer O Brien. How and why was Sea & Believe born? Growing up in Ireland, I suffered from chronic asthma and spent most of my life managing symptoms while missing education. I remember taking a seaweed bath in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland, and experiencing incredible relief from my symptoms. I knew then that there was something special about Irish seaweed and started …

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Plantbased Business Hour

Is Cultivated Fish Possible at Scale? Find Out From Co-Founder Arye Elfenbein of Wildtype

What will it take to make enough fish from cells to feed the world? If so, what will it take to make enough fish from cells to feed the world? Find out from Co-Founder Arye Elfenbein of Wildtype on this episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.  Specifically, they discuss: The benefit of cultivated fish over wild-caught or commercially farmed fish, How Wildtype procures their cell lines, What is the medium used for cell growth? How hard is it to scale, and Is FDA approval pending? Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “Where Does Cultivated Fish …

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