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Bite Ninja integrates virtually, disrupts traditional QSR staffing

Bite Ninja integrates virtually, disrupts traditional QSR staffing

30 Aug 2021

Memphis-based entrepreneurs Will Clem and Orin Wilson raised $675,000 in pre-seed funding for their startup Bite Ninja in a round led by Y Combinator, AgFunder and Manta Ray. The funds will be used to scale up their technology which allows for ad-hoc v...

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Hard Mtn Dew to launch through a PepsiCo-Boston Beer partnership

Hard Mtn Dew to launch through a PepsiCo-Boston Beer partnership

27 Aug 2021

From a new partnership between Big Beer and Big Soda comes Hard Mtn Dew, a flavored malt beverage with 5% ABV. The alcoholic drink will be available to consumers beginning in early 2022.

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Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

26 Aug 2021

Despite already having a maximum threshold limiting the levels of both cadmium and lead in food products, the European Commission is further reducing that threshold. Beginning on August 31, stricter limits for cadmium will be enforced while those for l...

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Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

25 Aug 2021

U.S.-based packaging manufacturer Novolex acquired Scotland’s Vegware, a company that makes renewable, plant-based materials designed to be commercially composted alongside food waste. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Evian launches enhanced sparkling water to combat energy slumps

Evian launches enhanced sparkling water to combat energy slumps

24 Aug 2021

French water brand Evian is putting new energy into attracting consumers to its enhanced water line called evian+. The Evian product, which launched last spring, is enhanced with magnesium and zinc to help contribute to normal cognitive function and co...

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Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

23 Aug 2021

Food waste is an ongoing and expensive issue for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. To help alleviate waste and the end of the supply chain, Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic have partnered with Plant Jammer to install a widget on their websites that helps...

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Europe expands vitamin D fortification for Canadian company

Europe expands vitamin D fortification for Canadian company

20 Aug 2021

Canadian ingredients producer Lallemand received permission from the European Food Safety Authority to expand the number of compatible food products in which its Lalmin Vitamin D yeast is permitted for use.

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Alternative beef for $3? Several firms are looking to hit that target

Alternative beef for $3? Several firms are looking to hit that target

19 Aug 2021

An ongoing criticism of meat alternatives is price. However, as grocery prices have risen globally as a result of pandemic-related supply chain repercussions, plant-based alternatives have found themselves able to take a bigger bite out of the protein ...

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Cannabis ice cream is becoming big in the U.S.

Cannabis ice cream is becoming big in the U.S.

18 Aug 2021

Hot summer days call for a cool scoop of ice cream, but for those that are interested in chilling out in more than just temperature, Boston-based ice cream brand Emack & Bolio’s has partnered with the multi-state cannabis operator MariMed to bring cann...

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Australian wine exports experience double-digit decline

Australian wine exports experience double-digit decline

17 Aug 2021

Exports of Australian wine fell 10% to $2.56 billion AUD from 2020 to 2021 according to the latest Export Report by Wine Australia. Much of this decline followed tariffs China levied on Australian wine last year.

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Asia’s most popular vegan pork is now available in U.S. retail

Asia’s most popular vegan pork is now available in U.S. retail

16 Aug 2021

In April, the Hong Kong phenomenon OmniFoods came onto U.S. shores with three styles of its vegan pork that it made available in limited locations on the West Coast. Then in August, the brand, which is the food tech arm of Green Monday, announced that ...

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Yum! Brands leans on digital sales to net double-digit YOY growth

Yum! Brands leans on digital sales to net double-digit YOY growth

13 Aug 2021

Fast-casual restaurant group Yum! Brands released its second quarter earnings report at the end of July, revealing that despite the troubles and tribulations facing many dining establishments, the group’s brands remained relatively insulated from sales...

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