The Raging Pig Company has launched the Raging Weißwurst, a plant-based Bavarian white sausage alternative.

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Products & Launches

The Raging Pig Company Launches Vegan Bavarian White Sausage for Oktoberfest

Food tech startup The Raging Pig Company has launched the Raging Weißwurst, a plant-based Bavarian white sausage, in partnership with SIGGIS, a restaurant chain based in Munich, to coincide with the 188th edition of Oktoberfest. The innovative product, made with high-quality plant-based ingredients such as peas and mushrooms, will be available as a traditional breakfast served with sweet mustard, pretzels, and white beer.  “Our Raging Weisswurst is the result of intensive research & development and passion for plant-based products. We are convinced that this innovation will not only appeal to convinced vegans, but will also encourage meat lovers to try plant-based alternatives,” says Dr. Arne Ewerbeck, co-founder of The Raging Pig Company. Oktoberfest is taking place in Munich until the 3rd of October, offering many plant-based dishes, including Planteneers’ Bavarian veal …


Beyond Sausage lifestyle

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Products & Launches

Beyond Meat’s Latest Iteration of Beyond Sausage Has “Meatier, Juicier” Taste

Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND) announces it is launching a new iteration of its popular Beyond Sausage, featuring a meatier, “juicier” taste and texture. The latest version is rolling out to more than 15,000 US retail stores in time for the July 4th holiday.  According to Beyond Meat, Beyond Sausage ranks as the top-selling plant-based dinner sausage, and the innovation offers an enhanced flavor profile with new spices to fully recreate the taste of traditional pork sausage. In consumer testing, the brand reports consumers showed a strong preference for the newest Beyond Sausage and praised its overall flavor and texture.  Available in Brat Original, Hot Italian and Sweet Italian, the sausage is made with ingredients like peas and brown rice while offering 16 grams of protein …


Meatable reveals process to make cultivated pork in just eight days

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Cultivated Meat

Meatable Reveals “World-First” Breakthrough: High-Quality Cultivated Pork in Just 8 Days

Dutch cultivated meat company Meatable has achieved a world-first breakthrough in its mission to produce cultivated meat at scale.   After working for over a year to improve the efficiency of its superior differentiation process and the quality of its fat and muscle tissue, the company claims it can cultivate high-quality pork meat in just eight days, whereas the process previously took three weeks.   As a result, Meatable can create cultivated pork with the familiar bite, texture, and taste of traditional meat efficiently and at lower costs (rearing a pig for pork takes around eight months).  Harm-free meat Krijn de Nood, co-founder and CEO of Meatable, said: “This marks a very important milestone for Meatable. We’ve now demonstrated that we have the world’s most efficient process, …


Vegan currywurst

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Tourism & Travel

Deutsche Bahn Launches Vegan Currywurst as Part of Increasingly Plant-Forward Approach

Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national train line, has introduced a new plant-based option — vegan currywurst. Currywurst is a popular German fast food dish consisting of steamed, fried sausage that is sliced and served with curried tomato sauce. The new option is available on most Deutsche Bahn trains, and has been introduced in response to growing consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable options. It will be available on a permanent basis. Plant-forward options Deutsche Bahn has become increasingly plant-forward in recent years, launching Oatly as its first ever plant-based milk option at the beginning of 2022. This year, the rail operator celebrated Veganuary by offering vegan versions of classic meals in collaboration with alt meat brand LikeMeat. One of the dishes was chilli sin carne, …



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Products & Launches

Squeaky Bean Launches Chorizo-Style Sausage Made From Fava Beans

British brand Squeaky Bean, best known for its plant-based deli meat slices, has launched a new chorizo-style sausage. Made from fava bean and pea protein, the sausage is cured in the same way as conventional Spanish chorizo for an authentic flavour and texture. Seasoned with chilli, smoked paprika, and garlic, it can be eaten hot or cold and takes just three minutes to cook. Global vegan chorizo launches Worldwide, various other companies have launched alternatives to chorizo. In March, US brand RollinGreens debuted shelf-stable vegan chorizo, and Spain’s Heura launched the world’s first plant-based chorizo burger. Two months earlier, Texas-based burrito chain Freebirds began offering vegan chorizo made by Abbott’s Butcher, while Upton’s Naturals launched its chorizo alternative in South Africa. Chipotle also now offers …


v2food plant-based meat range in a photo for its launch in coles across australia

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Products & Launches

v2food Launches New Plant-Based Meat Range in Coles Stores Across Australia

A few months after launching a vegan ready meal line for the convenience food category, Australian alt meat leader v2food has announced a new range of plant-based meats rolling out at Coles stores across the country. The range includes two new chicken alternatives, a Thai burger, and an ‘improved’ sausage range that comes in various flavours, including the Aussie favourite Garlic & Herb.  “We’re extremely excited to offer Coles shoppers a fresh selection of sustainable plant-based protein options that look, cook, and taste like their traditional counterparts. In Australia, a growing number of shoppers will happily choose plant-based sausages for their weekend BBQ or opt for plant-based mince in their spaghetti bolognese,” said v2food’s General Manager ANZ, Nathaniel Tupou. Plant-based meats for flexitarians V2food says …


Vegan Chorizo Breakfast

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Products & Launches

MingsBings and JUST Egg Debut New Breakfast Pockets with Plant-Based Eggs and Cheese

In celebration of World Egg Day, Asian street food brand MingBings and JUST Egg are launching four new breakfast pockets featuring plant-based eggs and cheese. Developed by Iron Chef Ming Tsai, the breakfast bings – “bings” refer to a type of savory Chinese flatbread – represent the brand’s first entry in the breakfast category,  The new items are launching Friday, Oct. 14th on and are available in four flavors:  Plant-Based Egg & Cheese: A  combination of JUST Egg, dairy-free cheddar and potato  Plant-Based Sausage, Egg & Cheese: A twist on an all-American breakfast, w/ sausage, JUST Egg, dairy-free cheddar and potato Plant-Based Chorizo, Egg & Cheese: A Southwestern breakfast w/ chorizo, JUST Egg, dairy-free cheddar, peppers, onions, black beans, corn and potato Plant-Based Veggie, …


Vegan bacon breakfast sandwich

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Gastronomy & Food Service

5 US Coffee Chains Embracing 100% Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwiches

While coffee giants like Dunkin’, Starbucks and Tim Hortons have gradually adopted more vegan-friendly options in recent years, such items have largely been limited to dairy-free milks and the occasional plant-based sausage. Now, a growing number of smaller US chains are taking the initiative to offer consumers fully vegan versions of breakfast favorites, including bacon, sausage, eggs and cheese. Here we present some of the most notable names leading this trend: 1. Peet’s Coffee  Peet’s, which operates over 200 locations in 11 states, first introduced the Everything Plant-Based Sandwich as a limited-time offering in early 2021. But the item, which features a Beyond Sausage with folded JUST Egg and melted vegan cheddar, was so phenomenally successful the chain added it back permanently one year later. …


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Company News

Herblabism Becomes Member of Plant-Based Food Alliance UK

British alt meat startup Herblabism announces it is joining the Plant-based Food Alliance UK (PFA UK) as a full member.  Herblabism is a B2B meat-free company that supplies its products to major sporting, entertainment, and conference venues. As reported by vegconomist, the startup recently signed a deal with Levy UK+I, a caterer for sports stadiums such as Wembley, Aston Villa, and Chelsea F.C., as well as entertainment venues including the O2 Arena. At the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Levy UK+I served Herblabism’s mushroom burgers and plant-based sausages. The startup says it plans to launch its products on its website for consumers to buy DTC. Marisa Heath, CEO of Plant-based Food Alliance UK, commented on the announcement: “The Alliance is so delighted to welcome Herblabism as …


Plant-based pea-fungi products

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Fungi, Mushrooms & Mycelium

Peas of Heaven Launches Frozen Pea Protein Hybrids in Collaboration With Mycorena

Peas of Heaven announces the launch of a “totally unique range of products” combining pea protein and Mycorena’s mycoprotein ingredient Promyc. Peas of Heaven is known for its fresh pea-based meat alternatives ranging from burgers meatballs, bacon, mince, and various types of sausage, which sold out within 24 hours upon the opening of the brand’s online store last spring. Mycorena is a food tech that works with fungi technology to create its mycelium-based protein Promyc. Earlier this year, the two Swedish brands developed The Converter, the first hybrid vegan sausage made using pea protein and Promyc. Following its success, the companies again joined forces to create this newly announced range of frozen products. Julia Granung, head of product development at Peas of Heaven, said: “We see …


Genghis Grill / Dr. Praeger's Bowls

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Genghis Grill Adds Dr. Praeger’s Plant-Based Chick’n and Sausage to Menu

Fast casual chain Genghis Grill is partnering with Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods to add new plant-based proteins to its menu. Fans of Genghis Grill, which specializes in made-to-order stir fries, can now order Dr. Praeger’s gluten-free vegan chick’n or sausage in any bowl creation.  Based in Dallas, TX, Genghis Grill operates over 50 locations across the US. The new partnership marks the chain’s first plant-based collaboration and expands its vegan-friendly menu options beyond the current tofu offering. In addition to inclusions, Dr. Praeger’s proteins are featured in two curated chef bowls:  The Veggie Bowl (Plant-based chick’n, bell peppers, snap peas, corn, zucchini, squash, carrots, green onions, cauliflower rice, 3G sauce) Plant-Powered Sausage Bowl (Plant-based sausage, mushrooms, onions, spinach, roasted garlic, teriyaki sauce, served with cauliflower …


New Age Eats

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Company News

New Age Meats Re-Brands to New Age Eats in Preparation for Consumer Launch

New Age Meats, a startup producing hybrid plant-based and cultivated meat, is re-branding to New Age Eats. The new name and tagline “The Joy of Pig” reflects a long-term strategy to offer consumers a large portfolio of products, ranging from sausage and dumplings to pizza toppings. Pending regulatory approval, New Age plans to begin commercial production in 2023.  “Emphasizing the joy” According to founder and CEO Brian Spears, New Age reached out to consumers to guide its brand refresh. “We’ve been working on this rebrand for a while,”  Spears shared online. “It’s the result of speaking with hundreds of our potential consumers and finding out what matters to them. New Age Eats is big enough to hold the vision of where we’re going while emphasizing …


Greenforce ambassador Patrik Baboumian

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Sustainability / Environment

GREENFORCE Launches “World’s Most Sustainable Sausage” Endorsed by Patrik Baboumian

Germany’s GREENFORCE, whose ambassador is Game Changers’ vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian, today launches a new Bratwurst sausage range in the UK which the brand says could be the world’s most sustainable sausages. GREENFORCE, a startup which secured €15 million from prominent investors in an equity round last December and welcomed footballer Thomas Müller as an investor this April, says its mission is to produce the most sustainable vegan meat products in the world. The company received the 2021 Green Product Award and PETA’s Vegan Food Award for its efforts in the category. The pea protein used by GREENFORCE uses 8 times less water, 48 times less land, and has a greenhouse gas footprint 113 times smaller than minced meat. When compared with conventional pork, the …



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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Rollito Vegano Launches Sinsalchichon Vegan Salami

Spanish alt meat brand Rollito Vegano has launched Sinsalchichon, with “sin” meaning “without” and “salchichon” referring to the Spanish cured sausage similar to salami. The vegan salami is crafted with pea protein and fava bean. Founded by two vegan activists at the beginning of the pandemic, the young brand launched its first product, Sinjamón (without ham) in late 2020, claiming it to be the first 100% vegan Serrano ham. The product is packaged in 100% compostable and biodegradable packaging and is frequently sold out amongst local retailers. In April, the company launched Sinchorizo, a vegan alternative to chorizo sausage, made with paprika, organic pea and bean protein. All the Rollito Vegano products are allergen-free and contain less fat than their counterparts of animal origin. Rollito …


Alfred Impossible Sausage Sandwich


Food Service

Famed LA Coffee Shop Alfred Debuts Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich with Impossible Sausage

Alfred, an Instagram-famous coffee shop chain, announces it is now introducing the “PBBS” – Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich – to its menus. Featuring Impossible Sausage, the new breakfast item can be found at most of Alfred’s LA-based locations.  Described as a modern twist on traditional breakfast sandwiches, the PBBS is made with Impossible Sausage, Folded JUST Egg and Violife Cheddar on a vegan potato bun. Containing 20 grams of protein, each sandwich also comes with all-natural ketchup and Zab’s hot sauce.  The PBBS marks the latest breakfast sandwich launch for Impossible Foods, which supplies plant-based sausage for breakfast items at major brands like Starbucks and Jamba Juice. In March, massive Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons re-launched its meatless breakfast menu with Impossible products after ending its …


Gardein Ultimate Chicken Wings


Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Gardein’s Ultimate Plant-Based Line Adding BBQ Wings, Spicy Chicken and More

Plant-based foods brand Gardein, a Conagra-owned company, announces it is expanding its Ultimate Plant-Based line with seven new food products, including bratwurst, buffalo wings and spicy chick’n fillets. Launching in June, the collection will be available in grocery stores, mass retailers and through e-commerce. The upcoming lineup provides a wide variety of flavors and can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch or dinner, Gardein says. The new arrivals include:  Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Wings – Buffalo and BBQ style Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Spicy Fillets Ultimate Plant-Based Saus’ge Links – Bratwurst and Spicy Italian Ultimate Plant-Based Breakfast Saus’ge – Original and Spicy patties “Committed to delicious food” The Ultimate Plant-Based line first debuted in 2020 with the Ultimate Plant-Based Burger, followed by the release of Ultimate chicken tenders, …


Herta knacki sausages


Marketing & Media

Herta Launches Plant-Based Knacki for Kids With Sausage Balloon Animals

Update 27th April: this product has been found to contain eggs. Nestlé-backed processed meat brand Herta has developed a novel plant-based approach for its new range of vegan sausages for kids. Herta, one of France’s leading meat brands, has presented the vegetable-based version of its Knacki sausages as balloon animals.  Citing research from the brand that 77% of children under 10 are reluctant to vary their diet, Herta has launched the new plant-based Knacki range along with the eye-catching sausage balloon animal campaign. Despite claiming to be France’s leading charcuterie brand, Herta has declared its commitment to plant-based education for future generations and the adoption of greener diets. In the shape of a dog, giraffe, butterfly, and an octopus, the campaign aims to be a …


Impossible Foods Sausage Links

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Food & Beverage

Impossible Foods Launches “Uncompromising” New Sausage Links as 6th Retail Product

Impossible Foods announces it is continuing its accelerated grocery store expansion with new Impossible Sausage Links Made From Plants. The sausage is the brand’s sixth product debut in less than eight months, and will begin arriving in the meat aisles of select US grocers this month, with a national rollout coming this summer.  Plant-based twist on traditional technique Described as an “uncompromising” plant-based sausage, Impossible’s links are available in Italian, Spicy and Bratwurst flavors, and offer the savory taste and unique “snap” of conventional pork sausage. The sausage links are created by stuffing seasoned ground sausage into a plant-based casing and twisting the link off – a technique similar to those used in traditional sausage-making.  The cooked links contain 11-12 grams of protein per serving …


Tim Hortons Impossible Sausage Sandwich

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Food & Beverage

Tim Hortons Introduces Impossible Sausage Sandwich (Not Vegan) After Dropping Beyond Meat

Two years after pulling Beyond Meat from all locations, Canada’s largest coffee chain, Tim Hortons, has added plant-based meat back to its menu.  The New Harvest Breakfast Sandwich and Harvest Breakfast Wrap both feature Impossible Sausage patties served with non-vegan eggs and cheese. The chain created the sandwiches, it says, to offer guests a plant-based alternative to meat that doesn’t compromise on flavor and deliciousness.  The new items mark an unexpected reversal for the brand, which infamously removed Beyond Meat’s sausage from all of its breakfast offerings in 2020, following what it says was lackluster demand.  Vegan sausage: A timeline Beyond Meat and Tim Hortons first collaborated on breakfast sausage in May 2019, where initial testing success led to a national rollout in Canada that …


Heck breakfast sausage


Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Heck in Early Stage Talks With Ivy Farm to Bring Cultivated Sausages to UK Supermarkets

Heck Foods, specialist in gourmet sausages including a pea-based range and a veg-based line, widely available in mainstream UK retail, is in talks with cultured fat producer Ivy Farm for a partnership that could see cultivated Heck sausages in UK supermarkets at some stage in the near future, as first reported by The Grocer. As we revealed this May, Ivy Farm declared its intention to become the first commercial producer of sustainable, cultured meat in the UK. Co-founder Russ Tucker, originally from a family of butchers, stated at the time his plan to produce cultivated meat for retail and food service by 2023, beginning with sausages then moving into meatballs beefburgers, aiming to produce up to 12,000 tonnes of cultured pork per year by 2025. …