Tyson Foods launches first plant-based products and new brand

USA – Tyson Foods has unveiled its first plant-based and blended products and a new brand called Raised & Rooted®, marking an entry into the growing alternative protein segment. Under the new brand, the company […]

USDA to relocate key offices to Kansas in cost-savings strategy

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to relocate its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture from Washington to Kansas City after carrying out a cost-benefit analysis. The move […]

Vivera Foodgroup divests meat business to focus on plant-based foods

NETHERLANDS – Vivera Foodgroup has set a new focus on plant-based food products, following the sale of its chilled and deep-frozen meat products company, Enkco to Dutch Van Loon Group. As part of the sale, […]

Beyond Meat launches ‘meatier’ version of its plant-based burger

USA – Meat alternatives company, Beyond Meat has launched new plant-based product, Meatier Beyond Burger™ featuring a meatier taste and texture to simulate that of traditional ground beef. The new patty will be available at […]

JBT completes Proseal and poultry turnkey solutions firm acquisition

USA – JBT Corporation, global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry has announced that it has completed two acquisitions, including Proseal UK Limited. The company said it has also […]

Brazilian meat processors BRF and Marfrig in merger talks

BRAZIL – Brazilian food processors BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA have entered talks to merge their companies, creating one of the largest meat giants in the world. According to Bloomberg report, the deal […]

South Africa bans meat imports from Lesotho after anthrax outbreak

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa has imposed a ban on imports of meat, live animals and animal products from Lesotho following an anthrax outbreak.  According to a Business Day report, the Veterinary Authority of Lesotho […]

Beyond Meat signs deal to produce own plant-based products in Europe

EUROPE – Meat alternatives company, Beyond Meat has expanded its partnership with Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat to produce its own plant-based products for the European market. Beyond meat will produce own-brand innovative plant-based meats at […]

JBS USA invests US$100m at Nebraska beef production facility

USA – Meat and meat products processor, JBS USA has announced a US$100 million investment for expansion of its beef production facility in Nebraska, the United States. The project includes new, improved animal handling facilities, […]

Land O’Lakes and Mars partner to accelerate on-farm dairy sustainability

USA – Land O’Lakes and Mars Wrigley have joined forces to accelerate on-farm dairy sustainability by calling for solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the farm. The companies have unveiled the ‘Empower Possibilities’ […]