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‘An investment in health’: Asian start-up launches natural sweetener during COVID-19 pandemic

‘An investment in health’: Asian start-up launches natural sweetener during COVID-19 pandemic

3 May 2021

Southeast Asian start-up Swiftlet has developed a natural, zero-calorie sweetener made from a blend of plant extracts with the taste and functionality of sugar. “It’s an investment in health,” says its co-founder.

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Kellogg will start producing Incogmeto Chick’n Tenders

Kellogg will start producing Incogmeto Chick’n Tenders

3 May 2021

The Kellogg Company’s Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms brand will debut Chik'n Tenders. These nuggets will be available in two flavors: Original and Sweet BBQ flavors. Beginning late in April, these plant-based tenders began retailing nationwide at Walm...

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Walmart now makes own-brand vegan chicken patties and tenders

Walmart now makes own-brand vegan chicken patties and tenders

29 Apr 2021

American retail giant Walmart now has its own-brand vegan products under its Great Value range. Its new vegan additions include Chik’n Tenders and Chik’n Patties as well as a line of veggie burger patties that come in Chipotle Black Bean and Original f...

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Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

26 Apr 2021

Amano Enzymes launched a new plant-based enzyme called Umamizyme Pulse for use by manufacturers looking to amplify the savory and umami flavor profiles of plant-based protein applications. The company said its enzyme can be added to foods like soups, b...

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Plant-based bacon alternative raises $40M

Plant-based bacon alternative raises $40M

21 Apr 2021

Atlast Food Co, which owns the mycelium-focused, plant-based protein brand MyEats, received $40M in a Series A round led by Viking Global Investors with participation from 40 North, AiiM Partners, Senator Investment Group, Stray Dog Capital and Footpri...

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Pea-based tofu offers another alternative for plant-based protein

Pea-based tofu offers another alternative for plant-based protein

19 Apr 2021

UK-based tofu alternative manufacturer Peafu is looking to make a pea-based tofu product available to the market by 2022. Currently, the product is in the prototype phase.

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1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

14 Apr 2021

One in four plant-based protein options does not contain sufficient protein to be considered a source of protein, according to Irish industry watchdog Safefood in a new report. Despite the incongruity between 25% of labels professing products to be an ...

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IFF: enzymes can boost bakery sector with label-friendly solution

IFF: enzymes can boost bakery sector with label-friendly solution

13 Apr 2021

Enzymes are the key to anchor clean label formulation strategies in the bakery sector, International Foods & Fragrances (IFF) said in a recent webinar. With demand from consumers for natural ingredients reaching new heights, the flavor company posited ...

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DSM acquires Amyris’ bio-based flavors and fragrances business

DSM acquires Amyris’ bio-based flavors and fragrances business

9 Apr 2021

Netherlands-based Royal DSM acquired the flavor and fragrance bio-based intermediates business of California-based Amyris in order to extend the Dutch corporation’s presence in bio-based flavor and fragrance ingredients. The transaction was completed o...

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Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

7 Apr 2021

Vegan ingredient maker Nourish Ingredients received $11 million in a seed funding round led by Hong Kong billionaire Chris Liu’s Horizons Ventures and the Australian government’s Main Sequence Ventures. Horizon Ventures is known for providing early-sta...

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Pig-free pepsin comes to market from Clara Foods

Pig-free pepsin comes to market from Clara Foods

22 Mar 2021

Following six years of research, biotech ingredients maker Clara Foods rolled out the first commercially-available, animal-free pepsin enzyme that is is free of antibiotics and hormones as well as being vegan, Kosher and Halal, according to a press rel...

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Follow Your Heart dips into pancake batter

Follow Your Heart dips into pancake batter

17 Mar 2021

Trailblazing vegan brand Follow Your Heart has entered a new category with the launch of its Rocket Cakes bottled pancake batter mix. The mix is a refrigerated batter made from corn, white rice and millet flours and is gluten-free, soy-free and non-GMO...

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