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AB InBev launches organic seltzer under Michelob Ultra brand

AB InBev launches organic seltzer under Michelob Ultra brand

22 Jan 2021

Although it’s only the beginning of 2021, major manufacturers are already gearing up for summertime, and AB InBev is doing so with the launch of its own-brand Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer. With 80 calories, no sugar and no carbs, this release is a bi...

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Swedish ice cream maker snags $30 million, partners with Perfect Day

Swedish ice cream maker snags $30 million, partners with Perfect Day

20 Jan 2021

Swedish sugar-free ice cream brand, Nick’s scooped up $30 million in a funding round led by Stockholm-based investment group Gullspång invest, an early investor in Oatly. Along with a sizeable infusion of cash, the better-for-you ice cream brand also s...

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Europe looks to encourage insect consumption

Europe looks to encourage insect consumption

18 Jan 2021

Mealworm burgers may soon be on the menu as the European Food Safety Authority recently approved yellow mealworms as safe for human consumption. This determination is expected to lead to EU-wide approval of the insect as fit for sale across the contine...

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USDA expands its definition of nitrates

USDA expands its definition of nitrates

15 Jan 2021

The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will expand the definition of nitrates in May 2021 to prohibit products using any source of nitrates from using the statements “No Nitrate or Nitrite Added” and “Uncured....

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Belgium is officially declared free from African Swine Fever

Belgium is officially declared free from African Swine Fever

14 Jan 2021

Belgium officially earned a new status from the World Organization of Animal Health confirming the country is free from African Swine Fever (ASF). This updated status is the first time since September 2018 that the country has officially been declared ...

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Pepsi debuts its own “Cocoa” Cola flavor

Pepsi debuts its own “Cocoa” Cola flavor

13 Jan 2021

PepsiCo is fanning the fires of the cola wars with the release of its new Pepsi “Cocoa” Cola flavor. The new soda reportedly has a taste that blends the classic Pepsi soft drink with flavors of hot cocoa and marshmallow.

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DuPont says plant-based demand to surge 200% in Asia

DuPont says plant-based demand to surge 200% in Asia

12 Jan 2021

A new study from DuPont and IPSOS revealed that the consumption of plant-based meat substitutes in key Asia Pacific markets is poised to soar 200% over the next five years as consumer choice continues to be driven by health, taste and sustainability.

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Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021

Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021

11 Jan 2021

Plant-based foods are continuing to top the list of trends in the food and beverage space with chickpeas, global flavors, meat alternatives, non-allergen foods and organic products set to be top priorities for consumers in 2021, according to EHL Ingred...

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UK to continue exporting agricultural products to EU

UK to continue exporting agricultural products to EU

8 Jan 2021

Despite the UK officially leaving the European Union, the island nation will still be able to continue exporting meat fish and dairy to the continent. Late last month, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) granted the UK Third ...

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Gotham Greens expands its local greenhouses with $87M in funding

Gotham Greens expands its local greenhouses with $87M in funding

7 Jan 2021

Indoor greenhouse company Gotham Greens raised $87 million in a Series D round led by Manna Tree, bringing its total funding to $130 million while also doubling its revenue in the past year. Retail volume growth has jumped 80% year over year for the co...

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Frozen food remains a hot commodity as pandemic endures

Frozen food remains a hot commodity as pandemic endures

6 Jan 2021

Frozen food sales continue to outpace the growth of all food items in the grocery store, according to data from IRI and the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA). Total sales of frozen products rose 17.4% from November 2019 to November 20...

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Coca-Cola cuts 2,200 jobs and restructures

Coca-Cola cuts 2,200 jobs and restructures

5 Jan 2021

The saying, new year, new you has a whole new meaning for the soda corporation Coca-Cola that is reducing its workforce by 2,200 people in an effort to restructure and respond to ripple effects from the pandemic. Layoffs and buyouts in the U.S. will co...

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