Brazilian based JBS SA, the largest (by sales) meat processing company in the world, manufactures products from processed pork, beef, and chicken, plus their by-products. The company, headquartered in São Paulo, has recently announced that it will be launching a plant-based burger.
UK food giant Premier Foods, announce the launch of a new range of plant-based desserts, cakes and soups. The company suffered significant losses after some controversy owing to a pension discrimination scandal, and this appears to be a move to regain profits and raise share prices. The company stated that the new vegan line is a response to “current customer trends.”
In the last few weeks we have heard news regarding the launch of vegan options from McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts and KFC, not to mention the phenomenal success of the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. This spring is undoubtedly seeing a vegan revolution in the fast food world. Now we hear news that another American fast food giant, Chick fil A, is considering meat replacement options on their menus to cater for vegans.
Lovegrass Ethiopia has been awarded a sliver and bronze award in the Free From Food Awards with the world’s first 100% teff pasta. The white fusilli teff pasta won a Silver Award in the ‘Free From Foods Innovation Award’ and also received a Bronze ‘Free From Food Best Product From a Start-Up Award’. This follows their first win, ‘Innovative Better-For-You Product of the Year’ at Food Matters Live during their launch.
British supermarket the Co-operative has been increasing its presence in the vegan market since the beginning of 2019, and last week vegan consumers were pleased with the announcement of a plant-based sausage & beans tinned product. Daily Mail noted however, the discrepancy in price, and that vegans have to pay .60p more than the standard meat version.
The new plant-based burger and ground beef products are now available at top retailers in the U.S. and Canada, with more innovation hitting shelves this summer.
The award-winning British wine company, Proudly Vegan Wines, has announced that distribution of their 100% animal-free wines will commence this summer in the USA. The wines premiered in the US during Veganuary this year at the first plant-based Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, Gracias Madre, featuring 100% vegan wine and food pairings.
The range, which now includes DuPont™ HOWARU® premium probiotics, is specially designed for fermented plant-based products, responding to key health, wellness and taste and texture trends.