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Chr. Hansen sells natural colors business unit to private equity firm

Chr. Hansen sells natural colors business unit to private equity firm

15 Oct 2020

After considering a sale for several months, Chr. Hansen sold its natural colors business to private equity firm EQT IX for EUR 800 million. The deal is expected to officially close in 2021.

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Roquette to open world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada

Roquette to open world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada

14 Oct 2020

As the food industry continues to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19, French ingredient manufacture Roquette remains undaunted in its efforts to ramp up production of its pea protein. The company began investing in expanding its production capabili...

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French meat producers found to not abide by labeling requirements

French meat producers found to not abide by labeling requirements

15 Sep 2020

More than one-third of French meat producers are not complying with meat labeling and traceability requirements, according to an investigation by the country’s Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF).

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Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand raises $4 Million

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand raises $4 Million

15 Sep 2020

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand Partake Brewing raised $4 million in a Series A funding round led by San Francisco-based equity firm CircleUp Growth Partners. Additional participation in the round came from Export Development Canada (EDC), Natural Pr...

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Enfamil launches infant formula containing A2 milk proteins

Enfamil launches infant formula containing A2 milk proteins

14 Sep 2020

Infant formula brand Enfamil launched a new, FDA-regulated line containing only A2 milk proteins and the omega-3 protein DHA, a key building block in brain and eye development. The A2-only dairy is sourced directly from European cows that naturally pro...

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Nestlé launches plant-based tuna alternative, Vuna

Nestlé launches plant-based tuna alternative, Vuna

7 Sep 2020

Nestlé is taking a dive into the plant-based seafood market with its new faux tuna brand Vuna. The plant-based tuna debuted in Switzerland in August under the company’s Garden Gourmet line where it is available for retail as well as sold in pre-made sa...

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New alternative protein fund raises $23 million in capital

New alternative protein fund raises $23 million in capital

2 Sep 2020

New alternative protein venture capital fund, Lever VC, announced that it has $23 million in commitments. The fund will focus on investing in early stage plant-based and cell-cultivated meat and dairy companies. The company said that it remains open to...

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Beyond Meat launches new e-commerce platform

Beyond Meat launches new e-commerce platform

27 Aug 2020

The next battleground for the plant-based protein movement is shaping up to be e-commerce. Today, Beyond Meat announced its very own online shop where consumers can order a variety of Beyond Meat products, including burgers, sausages, crumbles and brea...

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Australia’s The Product Makers create gold chocolate using sugar cane extract

Australia’s The Product Makers create gold chocolate using sugar cane extract

13 Aug 2020

Australian ingredients company The Product Makers (TPM) has gone for the gold and isolated a sugarcane extract called Saccharum officinarum to create a golden chocolate. The company says that the extract can be used as a natural colorant but also has p...

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California-based New Age Meats raises $2M in seed funding

California-based New Age Meats raises $2M in seed funding

12 Aug 2020

Cultivated meat company, New Age Meats announced that it raised $2 million in a seed extension round led by the investment firm TechU Ventures. With this supplemental money, the company plans to further expand its R&D, invest in further automation and ...

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KFC invests in the future of chicken with bioprinting

KFC invests in the future of chicken with bioprinting

11 Aug 2020

Fast food chain KFC is working to produce the world’s first lab-produced, bioprinted chicken nuggets in partnership with Moscow-based 3D Bioprinting Solutions. The restaurant said that it is working toward creating a “restaurant of the future” where th...

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New Umami salt can help manufacturers improve their Nutri-Score

New Umami salt can help manufacturers improve their Nutri-Score

10 Aug 2020

Sea salt producer Salt of the Earth has developed an umami ingredient solution to help manufacturers reduce the sodium content in their products while also improving their Nutri-Score. The company says its product can lower sodium scores by three to fi...

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