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Sweden: Havredals & Bun Meat Bun Launch Plant-Based Chicken Burger for Veganuary

Havredals, a Swedish plant-based foods company, has announced a partnership with Stockholm’s burger chain Bun Meat Bun to launch a plant-based chicken burger this Veganuary.  Both companies worked together to create “a delightful and healthy alternative” to inspire and increase the number of customers choosing a plant-based meal. Bun Meat Bun said this launch is the company’s new step toward a sustainable, plant-based menu. Making the plant-based transition easier “We are glad that Bun Meat Bun has chosen to include us on their menu and thus be part of the journey to make the transition to plant-based easier!” commented Katerina Cronstedt, Havredals’ CEO. Swedish plant-based foods Based in Uppsala, Havredals develops plant-based foods, ranging from oat drinks and creams to burgers and minced meat. Its first …


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Heura Enters Seafood Category After a Year of R&D

After more than a year of research and development, Heura enters the seafood category, moving from land to sea for the first time with the introduction of Mediterranean-inspired vegan NPDs F’sh Fillet and F’sh Fingers.  The Spanish company claims its new fish alternatives create 70% less climate impact than conventional seafood. “Science and data have shown us the importance of keeping marine ecosystems intact, and the best way to do so is to reduce human activity to the minimum,” said CEO and co-founder Marc Coloma. The industry’s first Comparative Life Cycle Assessment To develop the new sustainable alternatives, the company worked with third-party auditors to conduct the industry’s first Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for 100% plant-based fish. The aim is “to push the food …


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Vegan Foie Gras Hello Fuah! Sells Out Within 12 Hours After Spanish Launch

At the beginning of December, the Spanish plant-based meat producer Hello Plant Foods launched Hello Fuah!, a “hyper-realistic” vegan foie gras alternative across Spain. The company’s launch strategy for the holiday season consisted of 5,000 units distributed in supermarkets and specialty vegan stores. But only after 12 hours all the SKUs were sold, said Hello Plant Foods’ founder, Javier Fernández, to El Mundo. The success of the100% plant-based pâté exceeded the startup’s expectations as orders kept coming, causing the company to multiply its production sixfold. “The plan was to put 5,000 units in Alcampo hypermarkets and vegan stores, but after the great reception and the number of requests for pre-reservations, we have had to launch some 30,000 units,” said Fernández. 500 selling points Hello Plant Foods’ R&D department …




VFC Launches New Spicy Tenders and Fillets, Announces Ocado Listing

Vegan fried chick*n brand VFC has kickstarted 2023 with the launch of Spicy Tenders and Fillets, into Asda, the UK’s 4th biggest supermarket, a month after the Fillets rolled out into Sainsbury’s. Concurrently, the food activists announce a new listing with Ocado where consumers can now purchase VFC Fillets, Tenders and Popcorn Chick*n. Back by consumer demand The new spicy products feature VFC’s soy and wheat-based fried chicken alternative wrapped in a spicy and crispy cornflake coating. The fillets were previously on sale for a short time last year and have now been relaunched in response to requests from customers. Both products are now available at Asda stores across the UK. The news comes just two months after VFC updated its recipe to a new …


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Japan’s Next Meats and Dr. Foods Will Launch Plant-Based Foie Gras, Caviar, and More in US in 2023

Tokyo-based startup Next Meats and spinoff company Dr. Foods Inc. (OTC: DRFS)  announce they will launch Vegan Fois Gras, Vegan Caviar and shelf-stable Next Meats products in North America in 2023.  Exclusive debut To debut the new offerings, Next Meats held an exclusive launch on Dec. 14th at the Los Angeles Cooking School and JETRO in Culver City, CA. The event featured the world-renowned Chef Reina, who prepared Next Meat’s offerings in a variety of global dishes, including Beef Stroganoff, Korean BBQ, and Bistek. Subsidiary Dr. Foods Inc. is the inventor of Vegan Foie Gras, described as the first vegetable-based foie gras. Next Meats says Dr. Foods will commence its business in Singapore, the global capital of cell-based food technologies.  Extensive range Next Meats has …


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Plant-Based Startup Sensible Hot Dogs Makes Public Debut on Canada’s NEO Exchange

Hot dog startup Sensible Hot Dogs announces it has launched its common shares on Canada’s NEO Exchange, and is now publicly trading under the symbol NEO: HOTD. Based in Canada, Sensible is described as an innovative hot dog company creating tastier and healthier versions of America’s favorite street food. By combining clean and sustainable ingredients with a functional price point, the company seeks to reinvent consumers’ experience with plant-based foods.  “Our debut on the NEO Exchange is a significant milestone for our company as we look to leverage the capital markets to fuel our growth with the support of a Tier 1 exchange,” commented Shawn Balaghi, CEO of Sensible Hot Dogs. He continued, “After thoroughly reviewing all of the potential options to list in Canada, …


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Protein Industries Canada: Canada’s Plant Protein Sector Gained Strong Momentum in 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, Protein Industries Canada (PIC), a consortium working to advance Canada’s plant-based foods sector, is celebrating a highly successful year. Now in its fourth year, the organization says Canada’s plant-based industry continues to gain strong momentum, and reflects on the significant milestones its group recently achieved. Earlier this year, PIC announced a $4.1M investment in a project to develop novel oat products and ingredients, including Canada’s first oat-based protein. PIC also joined with other Canadian investment firms to raise $200M in capital to finance the next generation of plant-based food processors. Investing $477M “Over the past four years, Protein Industries Canada and our industry partners have made tremendous progress, including investing more than $477 million into Canada’s plant-based food, feed …



UNLIMEAT Launches Plant-Based Korean BBQ and Pulled Pork at Albertsons Across USA

Korea’s UNLIMEAT is preparing to launch two products — plant-based Korean BBQ and pulled pork — at 1,500 Albertsons stores in the US. The Korean BBQ is a plant-based alternative to barbecued beef brisket, and according to UNLIMEAT can be grilled or stir-fried and used in both Eastern and Western cuisines. The pulled pork, which has already proven popular in pre-launch events, comes in two flavours — original (traditional barbecue flavour) and sweet & smoky (charcoal grilled rib flavour). The three products are UNLIMEAT’s most popular meat alternatives and are made with upcycled ingredients such as defatted soybean powder and rice bran. This prevents waste and makes use of highly nutritious byproducts; 90% of the nutrients in rice are found in the bran. “Tastier and …


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Better Meat Co. Partners with Greenleaf Foods to Develop New Products with Rhiza Mycoprotein

Fermentation specialist The Better Meat Co. announces it has entered a joint development agreement with Greenleaf Foods, SPC, a subsidiary of Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf Foods. According to Better Meat, the agreement will focus largely on product development. Through the partnership, both companies will work together to explore the next generation of alt protein using Better Meat’s novel Rhiza mycoprotein ingredient.  Produced via fermentation, Rhiza mycoprotein is a sustainable, whole-food ingredient derived from the Neorospora crassa fungus, a species long used in parts of Asia to ferment soybeans for tempeh.  According to Better Meat, Rhiza has a naturally meaty texture, with more protein than eggs and more iron than beef. When used as an ingredient for plant-based meats, Rhiza can help to enhance texture, …


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Impossible Foods Coming to More US Schools As Middletown, CT Adds Burgers to Menu

Impossible Foods announces Middletown Public Schools, a Connecticut district comprising 4,800 students, will soon add plant-based Impossible Burgers across its school menus.  The move comes after the district tested the burger with students at Middletown High School, 75% of whom reportedly gave the burger positive feedback, reports NBC Connecticut. According to Randall Mel, Middletown Public Schools’ food services manager, the district now hopes to expand it across all of its schools over the next few months.  “Most of the students actually said if it wasn’t labeled as the ‘Impossible Burger,’ they wouldn’t have known that it was meatless!” Mel commented. “Most of them said they would be willing to eat it multiple times per week.” Made for lunches Middletown Public Schools also offers Meatless Monday …


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Sunday Supper: On a Mission to Redefine Frozen Food with Premium Plant-Based Lasagna

While plant-based frozen foods continue to expand in number and diversity, few have entered the segment of premium, family-size entrees, and even fewer offer plant-based versions of popular Italian favorites, like lasagna.  Now, food startup Sunday Supper is working to change that by launching a gourmet line of authentic, ready-to-eat vegan Italian entrees, starting with its flagship frozen lasagnas.  Co-founded in 2021 by Richard Klein and Maleeda Wagner, Sunday Supper states it is on a mission to redefine the $38B frozen food category by providing healthy plant-based options that don’t compromise on taste or quality.  Chef made To create its first products, Three Cheese and Italian Sausage Lasagna, the company worked with award-winning Italian chef Celestino Drago, who added his culinary skill and family traditions …


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EatPlanted Products to Be Stocked in Butchery Section of Morrisons

Eatplanted, operating as Planted in mainland Europe, announces it has secured its first major listing with a national retailer. Three Eatplanted products will roll out on 26th December and will be stocked in the butchery section of Morrisons, the fifth largest supermarket chain in the UK. Founded in 2019, the Zurich-based company is a foodtech spin-off from the Swiss Technical Institute of Technology and claims to be Europe’s leading plant-based meat brand. The foodtech describes itself as a “science driven team hungry for change and working hard to revolutionise the food chain in Eatplanted’s factory and science labs in Switzerland”. Among its international awards, Eatplanted ranked first at the TOP 100 Swiss Start-up Awards in 2021.  The products launching into Morrisons under a two for …


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Plant Jerky Brand All Y’alls Foods Reports 100% Year-Over-Year Sales Growth

Plant protein brand All Y’alls Foods announces it has achieved it highest sales month yet, with Amazon sales of its jerky and bacon bits exceeding last year’s totals by 100%.  Based in Texas, All Y’alls sells a range of products including It’s Jerky Y’all and Big Crunchy Bacony Bits. The company states its online sales are experiencing strong growth, especially on Amazon, where year-over-year sales more than doubled in November.   “Amazon has grown into a vital part of All Y’alls sales,” said All Y’alls Foods founder and CEO Brett Christoffel. “The size and reach of the audience, the number of folks seeking what we offer, and the repeat purchases have made it a viable channel that continues to support our growth in the plant-based proteins …


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THIS Isn’t Streaky Bacon to Launch in 3,000 UK Supermarkets for Veganuary

UK plant-based meat business THIS launches THIS Isn’t Streaky Bacon which it says offers more hyper-realism than its widely sold THIS Isn’t Bacon, into almost 3,000 Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores from January. THIS says that the new product has three separate patent applications, including THIS’s plant-based fat, Fat 2.0, made from olive oil, to create a smoky, streaky vegan bacon product which it says will remain succulent when faced with high heat, and even crisp and brown, while offering 17 kcal per rasher. The new product will be made available to UK food service; restaurant group Bill’s has been announced as the first operator to pick up the vegan bacon, which will serve it as part of the Plant Plate, a plant-based Full English …


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PLNT Introduces 100% Plant-Based Salmon, Launches Two New Chicken Products

Dutch plant-based meat and fish producer PLNT announces the launch of three products — Salmon Fillets, Chicken Nuggets, and Chicken Tenders. The company says the new plant-based salmon and chicken developments are part of its ongoing effort to respond to the most critical trends in food: a healthier life and a healthier planet. PLNT’s plant-based salmon is made with pea proteins and is allergen-free, while the new chicken items contain 39 % wheat protein. The brand claims its meats are nutritious — high in proteins and containing vitamins and minerals — and better for the environment. “We source our ingredients as close to home as possible, with wheat from Denmark and the Netherlands and soy from Austria, which are just two examples,” Marleen Kolijn, senior brand …