Harvest B launches at HealthyLive

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Retail & E-Commerce

Harvest B Launches Meat Alternatives at Woolworths-Owned Online Retailer HealthyLife

Australian alt protein producer Harvest B has expanded beyond B2B sales with a launch at Woolworths-owned online retailer HealthyLife.com.au. HealthyLife consumers can now purchase 330g packs of Harvest B’s shelf-stable plant-based proteins, with six products available; these include lamb, chicken, beef, and pork-style proteins, in diced and shredded varieties. Harvest B’s products are made in Australia from wheat grown in New South Wales. They are clean-label and high in protein and fibre, with no methylcellulose or artificial additives. Each pack produces up to a kilogram of plant-based protein when rehydrated with the supplied sachet of brine and natural spices. This is not the first time Harvest B has worked with Woolworths — the retailer’s investment arm led a $3.5 million seed funding round in Harvest …


Plant-based Chic'ken Chopped Fajita


Products & Launches

RollinGreens Launches Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita to Expand Plant-Based Mexican Category

Colorado plant protein company RollinGreens announces the launch of its latest shelf-stable offering, Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita. Made with pea protein and and clean-label ingredients, each package of Chic’Ken can replace one pound of conventional chicken.  The new Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita features a special recipe by Co-Founder Chef Ko, and includes the brand’s texturized protein blend (fermented shiitake mushrooms, pea protein and rice) along with garlic, peppers and onion seasoning. The pre-seasoned product can be prepared in 10 minutes, and offers 56 grams of protein per pack.  In addition to being shelf-stable for up to two years, the product is also kosher-certified and free from gluten, soy, oils, nuts, and GMOs.  Shark Tank fame Originally founded as an organic food truck in Boulder, CO, RollinGreens previously sold …


Shelf-stable vegan salami

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Products & Launches

Renegade Foods Unveils ‘Industry First’ Shelf-Stable Vegan Deli Meat

Meat-free charcuterie brand Renegade Foods announces the launch of an “industry first” shelf-stable salami that can be stored, shipped and merchandised without refrigeration. Now available via Renegade’s website, the company says the salamis mark a first-of-its-kind innovation for the vegan culinary world.  According to Renegade, its plant-based charcuterie is made to honor centuries-old European traditions. To create salamis and chorizo, the company uses organic ingredients and traditional meat preservation techniques that require minimal processing.  Preserving flavor When developing a shelf-stable salami, Iona Campbell, CEO and co-founder of Renegade Foods, says the company sought to maintain the products’ naturally robust flavors without over-processing, or relying on flavor additives or preservatives.  “Our tools are the traditional tools of food artisans used over centuries – fermentation, smoking and …


High Time Chicken Nugget

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Food & Beverage

Boston’s High Time Foods: Creating “Cuisine Agnostic” Minced Plant-Based Chicken

As the vast majority of plant-based meats are sold as refrigerated or frozen products, shelf-stable alternative proteins represent a much smaller, yet potentially very lucrative, market segment. Now, High Time Foods is seizing the opportunity by bringing dried plant-based chicken mince to chefs and restaurants across Boston, reports BizJournals.  Created to offer a convenient food service solution, High Times’ chicken comes as a dry mix that combines with water and oil. Once cooked, the product is said to offer the same look, smell and taste of minced chicken. In addition to being shelf-stable, the chicken product is preservative-free and provides a “cuisine agnostic” alternative that can be served as a ground or shaped into nuggets, patties, skewers and more.  Versatile protein High Time was founded …


VegaBytz spaghetti


Products & Launches

Award-Winning Indian Brand VegaBytz to Launch First-of-a-Kind Ambient Range

Looking to revolutionize the ambient ready-to-eat sector, plant-based brand VegaBytz has launched a new range of innovative shelf-stable products. Claiming to be a vegan first-of-its-kind, the new VegaBytz range includes ready-to-eat combo meal packs with an ambient shelf life of up to 12 months. Based in Chennai, India and with offices in the US and UK; VegaBytz products use functional selective ingredients including plant-based proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals. The products are Vegan Certified, and were shortlisted at the World’s Best Plant-Based Awards 2020 by Food&Bev London. The new VegaBytz product line includes:  Vegan Egg premix  Vegan Coffee premix  Avocado Sandwich Spread & Avocado Beverage with MCTs. Ready-To-Eat Meal range, including Vegan Meat Balls with Spaghetti, Vegan Thai Red/Green Chick’n curry with Quinoa, and Vegan …


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Company News

Longève Brands Raises $5M in Seed Round for Plant-Based Protein Product Line

Cie, a California-based venture studio, recently announced the closing of a $5 million seed funding round for its co-founded startup Longève Brands, which produces shelf-stable plant proteins. The capital will be used to accelerate the growth of Longève’s DTC platform, expand into retail and foodservice, and launch new products.