Waitrose UK launches seitan-based burger amid plant-based boom

UK – The British supermarket chain, Waitrose & Partners has launched the first seitan burger made from wheat gluten and mushrooms to meet the growing demand for plant-based products among British consumers. The product can be barbecued or cooked in the oven, targeting to offer consumers with vegan dishes during the summer and barbecue season. According to the retailer, demand for vegan dishes is quickly increasing and searches for vegan burgers on Waitrose.com website has increased by 86%, with seitan searches up by 148%. There has also been a growing…

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Waitrose in partnership to develop food packaging film from waste shells

UK – British supermarket chain, Waitrose has partnered a Scottish biotechnology company, CuanTec to trial a new food packaging film made from langoustine shells. The partners are exploring the potential for eco food packaging made from the waste shells to address the increasing concerns around plastic packaging and their impact on the environment, reports FoodBev. According to Waitrose, the new packaging could be used as an alternative to conventional plastic film on some of its fish products in 12-18 months’ time. If successful, the innovation will see the supermarket chain…

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