Plant-based Salmon Filet

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Investments & Finance

Canada’s New School Foods Raises $12M to Scale Whole-Cut, Raw Plant-Based Salmon

Plant-based seafood producer New School Foods announces it has raised $12M in seed funding for its proprietary, scalable technology that can produce “raw” whole-cut fish alternatives. Beginning in 2023, the company will launch its whole-cut salmon through a chef-only pilot program in North America.  According to New School, the overall alt-protein industry has not yet fully tackled its greatest opportunity: whole cuts, which represent a majority of meat sales in North America. New School notes that whole cuts involve many complex structural challenges such as texture, connective tissue, muscle fibers, and other macrostructures that exist in animal proteins.  To resolve this, New School Foods CEO Christopher Bryson invested heavily in academic R&D projects for three years with leading food science universities. Through his work, Bryson …


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Products & Launches

Pizza Nova Adds “Plantollini” Chicken to Menu at all 144 Toronto & Chicago Locations

Pizza Nova announced today the addition of Plant-Based Chicken across all Pizza Nova locations throughout Toronto and Chicago. The chicken product is produced by Field Roast, owned by Greenleaf, the plant-based arm of Maple Leaf. Pizza Nova and Field Roast partnered earlier this year to introduce the ‘Planteroni Pizza’ made with Field Roast Plant-Based Pepperoni (which can be ordered with vegan cheese), and have come together again after receiving positive feedback from customers, reporting that orders continue to increase for Pizza Nova. “We are proud to expand our plant-based offering and continue to deliver on our Puro Promise of sourcing high-quality products that do not compromise on taste”, says Domenic Primucci, President of Pizza Nova. “Our new mouthwatering PLANTOLLINI will help address the growing demand …



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Company News

ELSE Nutrition’s Plant-Based Infant Foods Launch in Over 380 US Retail Locations

Else Nutrion Holdings, which develops plant-based alternatives to dairy milk-based baby foods, announces the early availability of its innovative products in US retail stores. The company expects to begin first retail sales through KeHE distributors in the western and southern regions of the United States as early as the end of November 2020.