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Barry Callebaut launches Evocao, a cacao-only chocolate

Barry Callebaut launches Evocao, a cacao-only chocolate

24 Jun 2021

Two years after the chocolate company’s launch of its WholeFruit chocolate line, Barry Callebaut unveiled its Evocao expression, which is designed to evoke the aromatic flavors of the cacao fruit by using 100% pure, upcycled ingredients.

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OmniFoods splashes into seafood with new launch

OmniFoods splashes into seafood with new launch

23 Jun 2021

Asia’s plant-based protein titan OmniFoods is now stretching its portfolio to hook more customers with the launch of its first seafood analogs. The company will expand from land-based protein to sea-based protein with its new OmniSeafood line where it ...

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Finland's Ant Brew releases goose droppings beer

Finland's Ant Brew releases goose droppings beer

22 Jun 2021

Finnish microbrewery Ant Brew is launching a summer beer series with a focus on crafting beers that contribute to waste reduction. Called Wasted Potential, the beers are brewed with wild herbs and local food waste like bread, berries and fruits and eve...

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Sunflower protein to Latin America

Sunflower protein to Latin America

22 Jun 2021

The first batch of sunflower protein concentrate shipped by the international Group Yug Rusi is headed to Brazil.

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Scientists synthesise vibrant natural blue colour from red cabbage

Scientists synthesise vibrant natural blue colour from red cabbage

21 Jun 2021

Scientists have synthesised a natural blue colour from red cabbage that is “nearly identical” to artificial brilliant blue FCF, and founded a start-up, Peak B, to commercialise it.

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New Culture aims to launch animal-free mozzarella by 2023

New Culture aims to launch animal-free mozzarella by 2023

21 Jun 2021

San Francisco startup New Culture recently announced that it will begin providing its animal-free mozzarella to foodservice pizzerias by 2023. Company founder Matt Gibson told Food Navigator that this launch date is made possible by the “numerous break...

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Chromologics addresses natural colors challenges with precision fermentation

Chromologics addresses natural colors challenges with precision fermentation

18 Jun 2021

Danish food coloring technology company, Chromologics is developing a platform to address the lack of variety in the high-performance, animal-free, sustainable food colorings market. Its first foray into the space is with the color red, and the company...

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AI-powered grocery service Hungryroot raises $40M

AI-powered grocery service Hungryroot raises $40M

17 Jun 2021

Online grocer Hungryroot raised $40 million in a Series C funding round, according to a press release from the company. The funding round was led by private equity firm L Catterton, and Hungryroot said the funds will be used to “substantially” increase...

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Quorn lists IPO, expands its distribution in the US

Quorn lists IPO, expands its distribution in the US

16 Jun 2021

Filipino owned and U.K.-based Quorn is looking for rapid growth through a publicly-funded U.S. expansion. Earlier this month, the plant-based meat analog company, which is owned by Monde Nissin, said it is targeting the U.S. as its next market in order...

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Cacique breaks ground on new $88M facility

Cacique breaks ground on new $88M facility

15 Jun 2021

In the midst of a market that seems to be moving toward plant-based dairy, Hispanic foods company Cacique has sealed a deal to open a brand new $88 million dairy processing facility in Amarillo, Texas. The new facility will be equipped to handle dairy ...

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Akua launches burger made from regenerative kelp

Akua launches burger made from regenerative kelp

14 Jun 2021

In a bid to take a slice of the plant-based burger market, New York-based Akua launched a burger made from kelp. This ocean-farmed seaweed burger also contains crimini mushrooms, pea protein, black beans, quinoa, and crushed tomatoes.

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CBD’s health halo will drive 2022 growth despite COVID-19 setbacks

CBD’s health halo will drive 2022 growth despite COVID-19 setbacks

14 Jun 2021

Despite CBD being an indisputably on-trend ingredient, the US CBD market was not immune to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, particularly due to nationwide store closures, new consumer priorities, and CBD price drops.

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