Zero Egg Huevos Revueltos NYC Event

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Zero Egg Serves Plant-Based Eggs to Mayor and 1,000+ Guests at NYC’s Gracie Mansion

This week, plant-based egg brand Zero Egg sponsored a Dominican Heritage event hosted by Gracie Mansion, the official residence of NYC Mayor Eric Adams. With 1,600 guests, the event was the city’s largest heritage event this year and featured a full spread of plant-based dishes made with Zero Egg.  During the all-vegan event, guests enjoyed plant-based takes on traditional Dominican cuisine, including tostones, maduros, gazpacho, and revuelto de hueve con …

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Vivre Vert, Owned by French Dairy Giant Savencia Group, Launches Two New Vegan Cheeses

Last October, the Savencia dairy group launched plant-based brand Vivre Vert, offering cheese, cream, yogurt and plant-based milk alternatives. This month, the brand launched plantbased spreadable cheese and mozzarella products. Both products are mainly almond-based and contain no additives or preservatives. Vivre Vert describes itself as a “participatory movement that aims to contribute to giving meaning to the food and ecological transition,” and says that it was born from “the …

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PlantX Opens ‘XMarket Uptown’ – 6,000 Sq. Ft. Vegan Grocery Store in Chicago

Canada’s PlantX (CSE: VEGA), a plant-based digital platform, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest brick-and-mortar superstore, XMarket Uptown in Chicago. At 6,000 sq. ft., PlantX says the new market may be the world’s largest all-vegan grocery store.  First opened in late July, XMarket Uptown is the company’s second US store, and sixth location globally. Offering a vast selection of plant-based foods, shoppers can find everything from meat, dairy, …

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Lavva Original Yogurt

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Lavva Plant-Based Yogurt Acquired by Next in Natural, Names Jeff Lichtenstein as New CEO

Dairy-free yogurt brand Lavva announces it has been acquired by its lead operating partner, Next in Natural, a New York-based business development studio. Through the partnership, Lavva is also appointing Jeff Lichtenstein as its new CEO, and adding several strategic investors to its team.  According to Lavva, Lichtenstein brings extensive experience in launching and scaling national CPG brands in the natural category. As the founder and CEO of Gourmet Guru (acquired …

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Buona Plant-Based Italian Sliced Beef

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Buona and Upton’s Naturals Launching Plant-Based Italian Beef at Whole Foods

American restaurant group The Buona Companies announces it is partnering with plant-based foods brand Upton’s Naturals to debut meat-free Chicago Italian Beef & Gravy at Midwest region Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, and Jewel-Osco stores.  Created with Buona’s signature family recipe, the vegan Italian Beef features Upton’s thinly sliced and seasoned seitan soaked in a savory, vegetable-broth based gravy. The heat-and-eat product offers 36 grams of protein per serving with the …

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Clean Label MALK Organics Announces New Chocolate Oat & Retail Expansion

Founded in 2015, the on-trend brand MALK Organics claims it prides itself on “leading the charge for cleaner products in the plant-based milk category”. This week the Austin Texas producer announces the launch of its new Chocolate Oat variety as well as significant distribution expansion. Known for its clean label, cold-pressed almond and oat milks containing only 3-5 simple ingredients with no glyphosates, gums, fillers, or oils, MALK’s existing products include …

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tuna sushi by Impact food

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Impact Food Secures $500K to Help Prevent Collapse of Wild Tuna Species

Impact Food, a plant-based seafood start-up based in California, recently closed its strategic angel & VC round of $500,000 to help prevent the collapse of wild tuna species through a scalable food technology platform for seafood. Impact Food, the food technology company developing novel plant-based seafood, is backed by Future Food Fund, Serpentine Ventures, Ahimsa Foundation, and others. In total, Impact secured $500,000 in strategic angel & VC funding, of …

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Maple Leaf Foods Reduces Plant-Based Greenleaf Division by 25% Following Decrease in Demand

Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s largest meat producers, says it is downsizing its plant-based foods division, Greenleaf Foods, by 25% following consecutive quarters of disappointing sales. The company, which owns vegan food brands Field Roast and Lightlife, reports its Plant Protein sales fell by over 18% year-over-year to CAD $40.8 million due to lower retail volumes, reports Food Dive. Nonprofitable investments into expanding growth infrastructure also reduced gross margins …

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Ingredients Show Fi Europe & Hi Europe Returns to France in December

Ingredients show Fi & Hi Europe is set to attract over 20,000 attendees from more than 135 countries around the world when it returns to France from 6-8 December at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Key exhibitors attending include ADM, Beneo, Brenntag, Cargill, DSM, and Ingredion.  Over 1,200 exhibitors will attend both in person and virtually, covering a wide variety of live and on-demand content, as well as data-driven …

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Argentina Government Updates Food Code to Require Labeling of Vegan and Vegetarian Products

In a joint resolution, Argentina announces an update to the country’s Argentine Food Code (CAA) that will require inclusion of the terms “Vegan Product” or “Vegetarian Product” on plant-based food labels.  Prepared by a coalition of government agencies, the new labeling requirements seek to “promote competitiveness, the generation of added value, differentiation and quality of food, as well as to provide access to clear and truthful information for the entire …

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Next Meats skirt steak bowl

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Japan Sees Soybean Boom in Plant-Based Food & Drink Production

Soy and tofu have been staples in Japan for around 1,300 years, traditionally consumed by Buddhists and initially introduced to the country by Chinese monks. Asia News reports today that use of the soybean in food and drink production has increased significantly over the past two years, and additionally, Japan Times states this week that “soy-based alternatives to animal-based sources of protein appear to be growing on Japan”. Aside from …

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Singapore’s OTS Holdings Plans to Export New SPAM-Style Canned Vegan Meat to Over 40 Countries

OTS Holdings recently announced its plans to enter the global market with its plant-based protein products. One of Singapore’s biggest manufacturers of chilled, frozen, dried, and canned meat products, the food giant’s plant-based ANEW brand makes its debut with a new plant-based SPAM-style canned vegan meat. OTS is one of Singapore’s largest food producers, exporting 40% of its products to Asia, Europe, and other countries. The company’s plant-based brand ANEW …

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Planet Based Foods Hemp Burger Box

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Planet Based Foods Makes Retail Debut at New Seasons and New Leaf Markets

Hemp-made meat company Planet Based Foods announces the launch of its first retail distribution at New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets. The expansion will bring the brand’s Original Hemp Burger and Green Chili Southwest Burger to 26 stores in Northern California, the California Central Coast, Oregon and Washington. Shoppers at both chains can now find the burgers in the stores’ frozen foods aisles.  Nutrient-dense protein Made with hemp …

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Hooray Foods Improved AWESOME Bacon

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Hooray Foods’ Retail Footprint Tops 1,000 Stores as Bacon Expands into Raley’s, Good Eggs and Big Y

Plant-based bacon brand Hooray Foods is continuing its retail expansion with launches in several regional stores including Raley’s, Good Eggs and Big Y. The expanded distribution increases access to its bacon strips across several states, and brings the brand’s total number of stores to over 1,000 locations. In Northern California and Nevada, more than 100 locations of Raley’s family of stores will carry the product under the Raley’s, Bel Air …

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Chinova Bioworks beer

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Chinova Bioworks Develops “Game Changing” Vegan Fining Agent Made From Mushrooms

Chinova Bioworks, a Canadian company using fungi to reduce food waste, announces the launch of Mycobrio™ — a mushroom-derived fining agent which can replace synthetic and animal-derived fining agents such as isinglass and gelatin, traditionally used in fermented drinks such as beers and wines. Mycobrio™ is described as a natural extract fiber derived from the stems of white button mushrooms, which serves as a fining agent for the alcoholic and …

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