World Largest Meat Manufacturer JBS Launches Plant-based Brand OZO Foods

OZO Foods plant-based ground chili
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Planterra Foods, is an offshoot of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest food companies. Currently, amid scandal, the conglomerate announced the launch of its new plant-based protein brand OZO Foods. Last month JBS also acquired US meat-packing business Empire Packing Company and its Ledbetter meat brand for $238 million.

The plant-based products from OZO include Burgers, Ground, Mexican-Seasoned Ground, and Italian-Style Meatballs, and will launch in grocery stores nationwide in April. The protein is made by a proprietary blend of pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushrooms. They will also be available through foodservice and club packs later this year.

OZO MEATBALLS
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The company states that this spring, the “OZO™ team is hitting the road on an expansive coast-to-coast sampling tour” with stops in multiple cities. The tour runs until December and will provide up to 750,000 consumers a taste of its products.