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Products & Launches

From Controversy to Comeback: Eat Just Relaunches JUST Mayo with Nationwide Whole Foods Rollout

Nearly four years after its discontinuation, Eat Just has made a significant announcement: the relaunch of JUST Mayo. The much-anticipated return of this product is set to begin this month, with a nationwide rollout scheduled throughout February, exclusively available at Whole Foods Markets. The relaunch also introduces an expanded flavor lineup, featuring Original, Chipotle Mayo, Ranch, and Chipotle Ranch. The announcement, made on JUST Egg’s social media feed earlier today, stated, “Sandwiches and salads of the world, rejoice: JUST Mayo and JUST Ranch are BACK.” The news of the relaunch follows a recent poll by JUST Egg, where a significant 87% of followers expressed interest in the product’s return. Originally developed in 2011 under the company name Hampton Creek, JUST Mayo first hit the shelves …

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People

TIME Magazine Recognizes Josh Tetrick, CEO of Eat Just, in 100 Most Influential Climate Leaders in Business for 2023

TIME Magazine has unveiled its list of the 100 Most Influential Climate Leaders in Business for 2023, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated substantial contributions to the fight against climate change. The selection process, conducted over several months by TIME’s editors and in-house climate experts, prioritized measurable achievements within the energy, nature, finance, culture, and health sectors. Among the listed figures is Josh Tetrick, CEO of Eat Just, credited as the first company to receive regulatory approval for lab-grown meat under the brand GOOD Meat. Eat Just is the only alt protein company represented on the list and one of the few recognized companies within the food and beverage category. In statements to TIME, Tetrick emphasized the pivotal role of the food system in addressing climate …

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Fairs & Events

GOOD Meat’s Cultivated Chicken Earns a Spot on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023

Today, Time Magazine announced its annual roundup of “The Best Inventions of 2023,” featuring a roster of groundbreaking innovations, highlighting the notable plant-based advancements from GOOD Meat.  Each year, TIME’s editors compile the most impactful new products and ideas. This year saw nominations from global editors and correspondents in the growing fields of AI, green energy, and sustainability. Each contender was assessed based on factors like originality, effectiveness, ambition, and impact, resulting in a list of 200 groundbreaking inventions. One prominent feature on this year’s list is GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken. GOOD Meat is the cultivated meat division and a subsidiary of Eat Just, Inc., most known internationally for its JUST Egg. In its special mentions, the list also acknowledged Green Wolf Foods of New …

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Cultivated Meat

Islamic Scholars Declare That Cultivated Meat Can Be Halal

A group of leading Islamic scholars has declared that cultivated meat can be halal, provided it meets specific production criteria. This announcement comes from GOOD Meat, a subsidiary of Eat Just, Inc., which introduced cultivated meat to US consumers after receiving full USDA approval only a few months ago. The ruling comes just a week after SuperMeat’s cultivated chicken received kosher certification from OU Kosher, one of the world’s leading kosher certification agencies. “This is a positive development for the cultivated meat industry,” said Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher. “It shows that cultivated meat can be produced in a way that is consistent with Jewish law.” Halal criteria established by scholars The ruling was issued by three Shariah scholars from Saudi Arabia: Sheikh …

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Investments & Finance

Eat Just Inc. Closes Investment Round, Securing Fresh Funds for JUST Egg & GOOD Meat Divisions

Eat Just, Inc. announces it has secured a new round of financing led by vegan investment fund VegInvest and Ahimsa Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting businesses striving to eliminate the use of animals in the food system. This injection of funds will enable Eat Just, Inc. to improve the profitability of its alternative protein products, following the revelation this March that the company was to lay off around 40 staff in its plant-based egg division JUST Egg, in order to reduce costs. Speaking to vegconomist this afternoon, CEO and co-founder Josh Tetrick explained that the funding will also be allocated to enhance the quality of products at both divisions of the company — alt egg leader JUST Egg and cell-cultivated chicken pioneer GOOD Meat …

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Cultivated Meat

Historic Moment as GOOD Meat & Chef José Andrés Serves Cultivated Chicken at China Chilcano Restaurant

Last night, GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just, Inc., made history by selling its cell-cultivated chicken for the first time in the USA.  The cell-cultivated chicken debuted at chef José Andrés’ restaurant, China Chilcano, in Washington, DC, in a landmark dinner honoring the 100th birthday of the late Willem van Eelen — the godfather of cultivated meat. The famous chef marinated and charcoal-grilled GOOD Meat’s chicken to make a Peruvian dish, Anticuchos de Pollo, served with native potatoes and ají Amarillo chimichurri. “I am proud that GOOD Meat is launching with José Andrés, beginning a new tradition of how Americans will eat meat in the many decades ahead. I am also humbled that our company can honor Willem van Eelen’s lasting legacy …

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Eat Just’s GOOD Meat Division Receives Full Approval in the US for Cultivated Meat, Prepares for Foodservice Launch 

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of California foodtech Eat Just, Inc., announces it has today received final approval from the USDA for the sale of its cultivated chicken to American consumers. GOOD Meat’s final stage of approval was seemingly granted at the same time as that of UPSIDE Foods today, 21st June. Eat Just states that production is already underway for the first batch of cultivated chicken that will be sold to renowned restaurateur Chef José Andrés, owner of José Andrés Group, which operates more than 30 restaurants. Chef Andrés has shared that a yet-to-be-disclosed restaurant in Washington DC will be the first in the country to serve GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken.  Just last week, GOOD Meat became the first company in the US to receive label approval using …

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Company News

Setting the Record Straight: Eat Just is First Cultivated Meat Company to Receive USDA Label Approval

In a turn of events, and further to our article published some hours ago, UPSIDE Foods is in fact the second cultivated meat company in the US to receive label approval from USDA, not the first, as the company claimed in its widely distributed press release today. Following the publication of the UPSIDE news on ours and other platforms, Eat Just contacts vegconomist to set the record straight: “GOOD Meat (Eat Just’s cultivated arm) received approval of our label on June 8,” says the California food tech, adding that the company was not planning to make an announcement until after it had received its Grant of Inspection, representing the final step in the regulatory approval process. What came first, the chicken or the … chicken? …

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Egg Alternatives

What’s Driving Consumers to Try Plant-Based Egg Products?

Plant-based eggs are gaining consumer favour. This isn’t a recent development, however, the rate at which the industry is growing is surprising. In its recent New Food Hub article, ProVeg International uncovers the main consumer motivators for plant-based eggs and dives into the micro-drivers within each.  Throughout the piece, ProVeg shares insights to equip businesses with the knowledge they need to understand their consumers and attract them to the blossoming alt-egg market. Consumers value health  Research shows that health is the greatest driver in the plant-based egg market, due to numerous health risks and allergies associated with animal-based eggs, as well as the benefits of consuming plant-based alternatives. Plant-based eggs appeal to health-conscious consumers for a number of reasons: Low to no cholesterol: By swapping …

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Politics & Law

Eat Just, Oatly and More Visit Washington DC to Promote Better Funding for Alt Protein

On Tuesday, a “first of its kind” all-star delegation, featuring representatives from Eat Just, Finless Foods, Impossible Foods, Next Gen Foods and Oatly, assembled in Washington, DC to advocate for increased government funding and updated regulation of alternative proteins.  The invite-only “Future of Food” event, which also included representatives from the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and The Good Food Institute (GFI), met with policymakers, regulators and media to discuss America’s leadership in building a more sustainable food system.  Among the policies discussed, industry leaders recommended the US government prioritize the following actions:  Invest in the future of food through research, development and consumer education. Create a market and regulatory ecosystem that allows for innovation and maintains US competitiveness. Prioritize good jobs and workforce development throughout …

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Company News

Eat Just Cutting 18% of Employees to Help Plant-Based Egg Division Become Profitable

Eat Just Inc. says it is cutting about 18% of jobs in its plant-based egg division, reveals CEO Josh Tetrick, in order to help reduce costs and reach profitability. While the company reports demand for its plant-based eggs is strong and growing, Tetrick says the product portfolio is currently not profitable.  The cuts will eliminate about 40 jobs, but will not affect staffers at GOOD MEAT, the company’s cell-based meat division, reports Bloomberg. According to Tetrick, sales of its liquid and folded plant-based eggs continue to reach record levels, with the company increasing new household penetration by 11% in January.  Despite the products’ strong performance, Tetrick states that, collectively, its offerings are not profitable and the company must take initiatives to reduce costs. Beyond layoffs, …

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Marketing & Media

10 Times Vegan Brands Took on the Food Industry With Provocative Ad Campaigns

In a week where allplants and THIS in the UK, as well as Eat Just in the US, have challenged their counterparts with disruptive ad campaigns; we take a look at ten plant-based brands that have taken on the food industry over the past 12 months, causing the public to consider their food purchasing choices through the use of thought-provoking factual information or humor. And, in one case, nudity. 1. allplants, UK This week, vegan meal delivery service allplants has announced it is “taking a stance to break the industry free from ultra-processed foods with wholefood plant power”. The company has erected billboards in the UK comparing the ingredients in an allplants dish to those in a supermarket ready meal, after conducting a survey showing …

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Cultivated Meat

“Regulatory Milestone” as GOOD Meat Receives Approval for Serum-Free Cell Growth Media

GOOD Meat, Eat Just’s cultivated meat division, has become the first producer worldwide to receive regulatory approval for the use of serum-free cell growth media in cultivated products. To date, most cultivated meat producers have used fetal bovine serum to grow their cells. However, the serum is expensive, of inconsistent quality, and comes with ethical issues. GOOD Meat believes that the use of serum-free media will make cultivated meat production more scalable, efficient, and sustainable, along with reducing costs. Regulatory approval has been granted by the Singapore Food Agency, which previously made history when it approved GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken nuggets for sale in late 2020. A year later, cultivated chicken breasts were also approved. For the time being, GOOD Meat remains the only brand …

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Eat Just’s GOOD Meat Reveals World’s First Butchery to Sell Cultivated Meat

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat arm of Eat Just, Inc., announces that Singapore’s Huber’s Butchery will become the first butchery in the world to sell and serve cultivated meat. From today to this Saturday 10th Dec, selected guests will be invited to taste the dishes made with cultivated chicken which will be available starting in January for in-restaurant dining by reservation. At time of publication, GOOD Meat is the only producer of cultivated chicken with the ability to sell to consumers, though the recent greenlighting of UPSIDE Meat’s product will likely signal further regulatory approvals around the world. “Offering this new approach to making meat at a butchery is another historic moment in the long road to making our food system more delicious and sustainable. …

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Cultivated Meat

Eat Just to Unveil New Iteration of GOOD Meat Cultivated Chicken at COP27

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just Inc, most famous for its pioneering egg product JUST Egg, announces it will launch a new version of its cultivated chicken at COP27. New to the conference this year are three dedicated spaces for food system dialogue: the Food and Agriculture Pavilion, the Food4Climate Pavilion and the Food Systems Pavilion. GOOD Meat will showcase a new version of its chicken produced from cells for the first time outside of Singapore, where it debuted nearly two years ago, at a series of events for media, ministerial guests and civil society representatives from Saturday 12 November to Monday 14 November. “We hope that our guests at COP27 will find their cultured chicken dishes both delicious and thought-provoking, and …

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Investments & Finance

Eat Just Receives $25M For China Expansion From Alibaba-Linked C2

Eat Just announced a $25 million investment and strategic partnership with Alibaba Group-linked private equity firm C2 Capital Partners (C2). The funding is set to support Eat Just’s expansion plans in China and follows the inclusion of cultivated meat in China’s Five-Year Agricultural Plan. C2 was founded in 2018 to offer operational assistance and expansion funding to businesses looking to expand in China. The Alibaba Group is the company’s principal investor. This is C2’s first investment and partnership in the alternative protein market, and the alliance now supports Eat Just’s go-to-market plans, sales, branding, consumer insights, hiring approach, and regulatory approach in China. Eat Just’s milestones in China JUST Egg, a well-known plant-based egg brand from Eat Just, was introduced to the Chinese market in …

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Company News

JUST Egg’s Popular Liquid Egg Has Achieved Price Parity with Chicken Eggs

Food tech leader Eat JUST reveals its best-selling JUST Egg has achieved price parity with premium chicken eggs, reports Food Navigator-USA. According to company data, the price for a 12 oz bottle of liquid JUST Egg has dropped to $3.99, about the same as the average cost of a premium 12-count chicken egg product.  Data from the past three years shows the price gap between JUST Egg and its competitors has continued to narrow, especially as the cost of chicken eggs surged over the past year. Since 2021, average retail egg prices have climbed a staggering 51% as the industry battles historic inflation and a major avian flu outbreak. Comparatively, JUST Egg’s prices have remained stable as the brand consistently worked to reduce its prices …

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Fairs & Events

Discover the Next Generation of Plant-Based Food

Is your organization keeping up with consumer demand for plant-based? Are you looking for the latest products before they hit menus and shelves? Plant Based World Expo North America is the only professional 100% plant-based focused event for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors, and manufacturers.  The demand for plant-based foods has never been stronger, and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, the total plant-based market value in the U.S. is now around $7 billion, according to data from the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), The Good Food Institute, and SPINS. Consumers are hungry for healthier, more humane and more environmentally friendly options, and new and exciting products are hitting shelves every day to help meet that demand.   The Plant Based World Expo …

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Marketing & Media

JUST Egg’s ‘Good Eggs Tour’ is Bringing Better Vegan Options to Summer Music Festivals

This summer, food tech leader Eat JUST launched its first large-scale marketing tour for JUST Eggs. Taking place at festivals across the US, Eat Just says the tour is bringing much-needed plant-based options to major events such as Bonnaroo, Broccoli City, and the Electric Daisy Carnival.  Feeding the masses Organized by Adrian Santos, JUST Egg’s Director of Field Marketing, The Really Good Eggs Tour was created to get “millions of eggs in as many mouths as possible in 2022”, Santos told BizBash. The brand’s vibrant Just Egg Food Studio installation features LED lights and a moving conveyor belt offering sample egg sandwiches.  On the inside, the company demonstrates how it creates its top-selling vegan egg products using mung beans and supplies festivalgoers with plenty of …

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