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Cell-Cultured Meat Looks to Go Mainstream

Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies Ltd. is in talks with U.S. regulators to start offering its cell-based meat products in restaurants by the end of next year. THE WORLD’S FIRST INDUSTRIAL CULTURED MEAT PRODUCTION FACILITY …

UPDATE: JBS Poised to Reopen Following Cyber Attack

JBS has made “significant progress” in resolving the cyberattack that hit its global operations and will have the vast majority of its plants operational today, reported Bloomberg (June 2). “Our systems are coming back online …

JBS Cyber Attack Signals Threat to Global Food Supply 

Major meat producer JBS SA is grappling with a recent cybersecurity attack which affected servers supporting the company’s IT systems in North America and Australia. The attack disrupted two shifts and halted processing at one of Canada’s largest meatpacking plants, reported Bloomberg (May …

Plenty of Room for Growth in Plant-Based Space

While Oatly may be making waves for its proposed $10 billion IPO, competition in the space continues to heat up as new competitors expand their product ranges. Meanwhile, the health benefits of these products continue …

Consumers Are Gearing Up for BBQ Season and Prioritizing Health

In preparation for the summer and warmer weather, consumers are spending big on barbecue supplies. Consumers increased purchases of barbecue-related consumer packaged goods products in April, according to NCSolutions. Nearly all barbecue categories grew faster …

“All for One, and One for All”

To weather the COVID-19 pandemic, D’Artagnan embraced the words of its inspiration: “all for one, and one for all.” D’Artagnan Founder Ariane Daguin joined the Food Institute Podcast to discuss the ethos behind her specialty …

Once a Fringe Movement, Veganism Goes Mainstream

A vegan diet is essentially the strictest form of vegetarianism. That is, in addition to avoiding animal flesh, vegans also cut out dairy, eggs and animal-derived ingredients, such as gelatin whey and casein. And as …

Lamb: The Latest Meat in High Demand

Lamb sales are surging. While shoppers used to be wary due to its higher price tag, store sales of lamb jumped 28% year-over-year as of last month, according to Nielsen. Meanwhile, beef sales rose 25.6% …

Tofurky Case Stoking Alt-Meat Labeling Debate

A federal appellate court has ruled a state law that prohibits companies from marketing alternative protein products as meat does not violate free speech rights, but it begs the question of whether consumers really would …

JBS SA Beats Earnings Estimates, Looks to Expand

The world’s largest meat supplier, JBS SA, recorded fourth-quarter profits that spiked 65% from a year earlier. Sales were boosted by strong food sales in China and the U.S. and a sharp devaluation of Brazil’s …

MeatOut Day in Colorado Sparks Debate

Saturday, March 20, was declared MeatOut day by Colorado’s governor, which prompted defiant gatherings supporting farmers in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, pointed to the health and environmental benefits of …

Does America Have an Overreliance on Major Meat Companies?

Meat and poultry producers were among America’s hardest hit sectors earlier in the pandemic, impacting production of chicken, beef, and pork at the country’s largest producers. The shortages across the country displayed how reliance on …

Rising Costs Pushing Meat Producer Prices Higher

The world will soon pay more for meat as food inflation deepens. Livestock farmers are getting hit with the highest corn and soybean prices in seven years, raising the cost of feeding their herds by …

Did the Meat Industry Do Enough to Protect Workers from COVID?

About 270 workers have died in meatpacking plants since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and research from the CDC suggests plants at times served as transmitters to spread the virus in surrounding communities. Cold temperatures, cramped …

Food Industry Groups Want Priority Vaccinations for Workers

With limited quantities of the COVID-19 vaccine available, many groups a seeking priority for their employees—including the food industry. Administration of the vaccine began on Dec. 14 in the U.S. with early doses being set …

Trade Groups Seek Priority COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Meat Workers

Three leading meat-industry trade groups are asking U.S. governors to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine access for meat workers, reported Winsight Grocery Business (Dec. 9). The North American Meat Institute, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the …

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Tofurky Sales Up for Thanksgiving

Tofurky sales are up 32% in 2020, representing its best Thanksgiving bump since 2017, according to Nielsen data. While the company is now 40 years old, it remains smaller than other players in the plant-based …

Chicken Wars with a Plant-Based Twist

Although plant-based beef is usually in the spotlight, meatless chicken is now taking center stage. Jack in the Box unveiled the Unchicken Sandwich, its first plant-based offering, reported Forbes (Oct. 15). It will be tested …

Plant-Based Companies Raise Capital

The plant-based trend isn’t going away anytime soon as more vegan-friendly companies are raising significant capital from investors. The LIVEKINDLY Collective, a global multi-brand plant-based food company, raised $135 million in capital in a round …

Are Another Wave of Meat Plant Shutdowns Likely?

Another wave of coronavirus-driven closures of meatpacking facilities is unlikely, according to Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA Holdings Inc., reported The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 5). Nogueira noted that worker testing and safety practices …

UK Resumes Beef Exports to U.S. After 24 Years

The U.S. is allowing UK beef on market for the first time in over 20 years, reported BBC (Sept. 30). The initial ban was imposed in 1996 when British cattle were infected with Mad Cow …

USDA Funds Research on COVID-19 in Supply Chain

USDA will run a $1 million research project on how COVID-19 may be transmitted through the beef supply chain, reported Reuters (Sept. 25). The two-year project, which begins in October, aims to reduce the risk …

Meat Prices Drop Following Spring Shortages

Despite shortages this spring, supermarkets are now selling meat for lower prices as supplies are rebounding and exports are declining, reported The Wall Street Journal (Sept. 20). Prices for ground beef and pork loins returned …

Plant-Based Continues into Mainstream

CPG companies have been expanding their plant-based offerings to compete with brands such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. The Kellogg Co. partnered with Walt Disney Co. to launch Mickey-Mouse shaped Incogmeato chick’n nuggets, reported MarketWatch (Sept. …

Manufacturers Need to Adapt to COVID-19 Conditions

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the manufacturing capabilities of food companies through the end of 2020, but automation, social distancing, and pivoting towards healthier products could provide avenues for future growth. Meatpackers Face …