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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

BlueNalu Says Breakthrough Tech ‘Cracks the Code’ to Significantly Scale Alt Seafood Production

Cultivated seafood company BlueNalu announces two new technologies it says unlock the path to significant profitability and scalability of its cell-cultured seafood. By utilizing breakthrough single-cell suspension and lipid-loading techniques, the startup says it can achieve 75% gross margins in its first year of production, and cultivate up to 6M pounds of premium seafood annually, beginning with Bluefin Tuna Toro.  While many cultivated meat and seafood companies employ “adherent” techniques that attach growing cells to microcarriers, BlueNalu says it has developed non-GMO cell lines in single cell suspension, meaning large numbers of cells can freely grow in bioreactors without the need for costly microcarriers.  In addition, BlueNalu reveals its patent-pending lipid-loading technology allows cultivated muscle cells to actively store fat, eliminating the need to grow …


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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Finless Foods Launches Pokè-Style Plant-Based Tuna into US Food Service Nationwide

Finless Foods, a leading alt-seafood company, announces its first official product, plant-based pokè-style tuna, is launching at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) show in Chicago. Now available for US nationwide purchase through Gordon Food Service, the pokè tuna will be sampled at NRA from May 21-24. Made from nine plant-based ingredients, the Finless tuna is minimally processed, low in fat and sodium, and provides omega-3 fatty acids. According to the company, its tuna is a versatile reinvention of seafood that can be enjoyed in sushi, poke bowls, tacos and more. Food service customers can order the product through Gordon Food Service (GFS), the largest family-owned broadline food distributor in North America.  Entering plant-based seafood Finless Foods was previously noted for being one of the first …


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Company News

BlueNalu Partners With Japan’s Largest Sushi Operator FOOD & LIFE COMPANIES to Supply Cultured Tuna

Multinational foodservice company FOOD & LIFE COMPANIES (F&LC) announces a new partnership with cultured seafood startup BlueNalu to develop a supply chain for bluefin tuna and other sushi-grade seafood.  The two companies plan to work together on product development and marketing, as well as supporting a regulatory framework for cell-based seafood production in Japan. Based in Osaka, F&LC owns the largest number of sushi restaurants in Japan, and operates more than 1,000 restaurants across Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and mainland China.  San Diego-based BlueNalu is the world’s most funded cultured seafood company, having raised over $80 million to create tuna and other fish species directly from cultivated cells. With the latest deal, BlueNalu now has partnerships with three of the world’s top ten …