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Kerry Group sells meat and meals business to U.S.’s Pilgrim’s Pride

Kerry Group sells meat and meals business to U.S.’s Pilgrim’s Pride

30 Jun 2021

Ireland’s Kerry Group announced that it has sold its U.K. and Irish Consumer Foods’ Meats and Meals business to the U.S.’s Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation for €819 million ($975 million). The transaction is expected to close in Q4 of this year.

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Soonish debuts natural beer with gluten-free baking ingredients

Soonish debuts natural beer with gluten-free baking ingredients

29 Jun 2021

Los Angeles micro brewer Soonish now has a beer that is aiming to take the gluten-free beer space and transform it into the “natural beer” category. Soonish-Natural Beer is made using banana, millet, sorghum, and honey, but rather than resulting in a f...

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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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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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JBS: Cyber-attack hits world's largest meat supplier

JBS: Cyber-attack hits world's largest meat supplier

10 Jun 2021

Last week, the world’s largest meat supplier, JBS, experienced a cyberattack that temporarily shut down some of its operations in Australia, Canada and the U.S., leading to fears of a meat shortage. In the days following the attack, the Brazilian meat ...

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