Fenn Foods becomes certified carbon-neutral

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Sustainability / Environment

Fenn Foods Becomes Australia’s First Certified Carbon-Neutral Plant-Based Food Company

Australia’s Fenn Foods, best known for its vEEF range of meat alternatives, has become the country’s first plant-based food producer to be certified carbon-neutral. vEEF plant-based mince was the first of Fenn’s products to be certified, in 2018. Two years later, Fenn told vegconomist that it aimed for all products and the entire company to eventually be carbon-neutral — a goal that has now been achieved. To be certified, Fenn Foods’ ingredients, products, packaging, practices, and even its employees’ commutes had to be rigorously audited by the Carbon Reduction Institute. Fenn then purchased accredited carbon offsets to counter all potential emissions. Sustainable meat alternatives Fenn Foods offers a range of retail products under the vEEF brand, including burgers, meatballs, and chicken alternatives. A selection of …



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Fairs & Events

The Himalayan Vegan Festival: First Plant-Based Event in Nepal to Celebrate Veganism For Six Days

The Himalayan Vegan Festival, taking place this month, will focus on raising awareness about veganism and vegan lifestyle to reduce animal suffering through the adoption of a plant-based diet.  Taking place this September from the 15th to the 17th in Kathmandu, and from the 18th until the 20th in Pokhara, the non-profit festival is a family-friendly, educational, and free-access event organised by World Vegan Organisation Nepal (WVO). “This festival will be the first and largest purely vegan festival in the country, aimed at expanding the relationship between pure vegetarians, compassionate life practice, and animal conservationists, as well as to spread awareness to the general public about veganism,” declared Ajit Thapa, WVO Nepal’s general director in a press conference covered by The Himalayan. In addition, a pre-event …


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Food Service

Quorn & Sodexo Reveal “World’s First” Carbon-Neutral Solution for Catering

Quorn has joined forces with international foodservice giant Sodexo to roll out what it claims is the world’s first carbon-neutral solution for food services. Called Carbono Cero, the range will launch in a number of Sodexo’s corporate client sites in the UK, with a plan to expand globally by April 2023. Carbono Cero is a range of ten carbon-neutral recipes created using Quorn alt protein products, as well as an emphasis on seasonality and locality. Each recipe has been developed to reduce as much of its carbon footprint as possible before being offset to be carbon-neutral, with the companies claiming the solution could save at least 7,296 tonnes of carbon each year.  Food services giant Sodexo, which has over 400,000 employees and a presence in …


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Products & Launches

Minor Figures Launches Barista Light Oat as Part of Carbon Neutral Portfolio

East London oat-based coffee specialist Minor Figures has added Barista Light Oat to its carbon neutral range of plant-based barista drinks as the company continues to see success in the UK, US and Asia. “Unlike the other alternative milks, we aren’t trying to replicate dairy, but design products that allow the true flavour profile of the coffee to shine through” The plant-based oat milk market is experiencing steady growth and, according to forecasts, is expected to continue to grow strongly this year, with new oat milk varieties predicted as the main growth drivers. The alternative coffee company’s new product Barista Oat Light joins Standard Barista Oat and Organic Barista Oat to bring its Oat Milk range to three offerings. Early Bird in Canned Plant-Based Coffee …


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Products & Launches

Cauldron Foods Goes Carbon Neutral Across Full Range Following £3M Investment

As part of a £3 million investment and a full packaging and brand relaunch, British heritage plant-based brand Cauldron Foods has announced its new carbon-neutral certification. According to the company, Cauldron will be the first UK meat-free brand to achieve carbon neutrality for its entire range of products from January 2022. Working with ClimatePartner, Cauldron Foods is committing to several measures to avoid, reduce and offset emissions. The latter will be achieved via certified carbon offsetting projects to attain complete carbon neutral certified status. The move comes alongside a full packaging and range relaunch for the Monde Nissin-backed brand. Cauldron has also announced the renewal of its official sponsorship of Veganuary in 2022 with the brand having enjoyed a 2021 of continued success and growth. …


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Fenn Foods: “Our Goal is to Have the Whole Company and All of our Products Carbon Neutral by 2022”

Introducing Australia’s Fenn Foods – producer of plant meat of plant meats with a difference, with the tagline, “At last, a meat-free option that’s better than the real thing.” Fenn Foods created the world’s first carbon-neutral, plant-based mince, pioneering a move that co-founder and CEO Alejandro Cancino hopes and believes will catch on.