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FDA To Allow More Vitamin D Enrichment In Food Products

  • In response to a petition filed by US-based food brand, FDA now allows more vitamin D fortification in cereal and bars. Read more here.

  • Meat.The End takes strides towards launching Israeli’s first extrusion-based research and development center. Read more here.

  • Umami Meats and Steakholder Foods Receive US$1.5 Million for development of 3D Printed Premium Cultivated Fish. Read more here.

  • Public health alert issued by USDA Food Safety and Inspection over fish produced without Federal inspection. Read more here.

  • Scarcity of cage-free eggs may be observed in US markets as producers deal with shortages and high prices. Read more here.

  • Regulators in US and China meet to discuss the future of cultivated meat. Read more here.

  • New Study finds that climate impact label may be an effective strategy to promote sustainable food choices. Read more here


  • New Functional Tea Brand raise $6.7 million to expand to Wegmans and other retailers. Read more here.
  • Teramerra subsidiary raises $6 million for novel sensing technology that enhances soil analysis for farmers. Read more here.
  • No Meat Factory raises new capital to expand protein production plant in US. Read more here.
  • Croppin raises $13.7 million in a series D round led by Google. Read more here

Meat.The End Take Strides Towards Launching First Extrusion-Based Research and Development Center in Israel.

Press release by Meat.The End

The Israeli company Meat.The End signed a purchase agreement for an industrial extrusion line with a world leader in the production of industrial mechanization equipment. The deal is worth a total of 1.5 million euros. As part of the transaction, the first of its kind in the Israeli foodtech industry, the European company will provide technical assistance to the Meat.The End’s R&D efforts.

Extrusion is the primary technology that serves the meat substitute industry today. The extrusion device transforms various raw materials into a wide variety of final products through compression, mixing, cooking, shearing, heating, cooling, and shaping of the product as part of the same process. The technology has been widely used in the food industry for decades and produces hundreds of food products, including snacks, breakfast cereals, pet food, pasta, baby food, processed cheese, and more.

In recent years, food-tech companies have begun producing plant-based meat substitutes using devices of this type that mimic the appearance, taste, texture, and mouthfeel of meat, chicken, and seafood. Compared to many traditional processes, extrusion is more efficient, requires fewer resources such as energy and water, and, therefore, has a lower cost. The technology is also highly versatile, allowing the creation of multiple products in a single extruder or processing line. These benefits are critical to the technology’s future success in the alternative-protein industry.

 Dr. Yishai Mishor, CEO and founder of Meat.The End: “The rapid growth of the world’s population has caused an increasing need for alternative-protein products, without relying on animal meat – which today is the most common source of protein in food. Global trends around consumers’ desire for healthy, convenient, high-quality, and sustainable food will drive the future demand for healthy food rich in fiber.

Extrusion technology has many diverse applications for food development. It holds the advantages of low cost, sustainable production, and flexibility in food products. The entire food industry is in a race for plant-based protein that can replace meat by providing a healthy, high-protein, cholesterol-free, and nutritious alternative. 

This technology is expected to contribute dramatically to solving the problem of world hunger. In the protein world of tomorrow, whoever controls advanced extrusion techniques will control the raw materials in the market. Meat.The End is going in that direction. We are proud to be the only company to bring this development center to Israel and are sure that this is just the beginning.”

Meat.The End is an Israeli foodtech company established in 2020, that develops protein ingredients that transform the texture of alternative meat. Only recently, Meat.The End announced its first commercial deal with Burger King

Study Shows Link Between Consumption of Red Dye and Poor Gut Heath- Headlines 12/23/2022

According to a new study, red dye has a negative effect on gut health, increasing individuals’ risk of bowel diseases. Red dye is present in a large number of food products including, candies, soft drinks, snacks, and more. – MSN

Tech Company is Working on Genetically Modified Hens that Could End the Culling of Male Chicks

Food Dive

American-Israel company Huminn has successfully modified chicks so that they only lay eggs for female chicks. 7 billion chicks are culled each year, however, with this new technology egg producers may save billions of dollars.

Chicken Product Being Recalled from Walmarts in 28 States

Forbes

6013 pounds of Innovasian Crispy Chicken with Almonds Entree are to now be recalled from Walmarts across 28 states. This occurred after a consumer found unannounced shellfish in the product.

Plant Protein Chocolate Flavor Recalled

NewsWire

Power Life by Tony Horton brand High Impact Plant Protein Chocolate Flavor has now been recalled. This recall has come about due to undeclared milk inside. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is currently conducting a food safety investigation.

Lidl is Recalling Several Fish Products

South Wales Argus

Lidl is recalling several smoked fish products including, Lidl Deluxe Oak Smoked Scottish Louch Trout, and Lighthouse Bay Smoked Trout Trimmings. The recalls are occurring due to a Listera outbreak that may have contaminated the products.

Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwiches Recalled

Plant-based Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless Sausage have now been recalled by the Canadian government due to unannounced milk ingredients. These ingredients are not listed on the label.

With Sales on the Decline Plant-Based Food Companies are Considering Animal Products 

Forbes

The interest in plant-based products has recently declined. As a result these brands, who have never used meat in their products before, are now considering selling products with this ingredient. 

New Plant-Based Company Debuts Products In Dallas Vegan Restaurant

Dallas News

Plant-based food brand Better Balance launched its products in the US, opening first in Dallas’s TLC Vegan Cafe. Plant-based food brand Better Balance launched its products in the US opening first in Dallas’s TLC Vegan Cafe.

Experts are Concerned About the Effects that Vegan and Vegetarian Diets May Have on Seniors

Seasons

Experts have recently expressed concerns about risks for seniors who switch to vegan or vegetarian diets. Seniors have an increased need for protein which may be harder to acquire via such diets. 46% of elderly Americans already lack an adequate amount of protien in their diet. 

Cultivated Meat Startup to Partner with Tech Company Solar Biotech with a Goal of Producing Over 4 Million Pounds of Cultivated Meat

Food Dive

Cultivated beef company Orbillion Bio has now partnered with the Solar Biotech with the goal of increasing production via the usage of 20,000-liters bioreactors. Increasing the production to commercial levels is a challenge for a lot of food tech companies, however, this partnership will help lessen this challenge for this new startup.

 Wheat is Under Threat By Harmful Fungal Toxins

Phys.org

Wheat is the most widley cultivated crop, it provides on average 18% of people’s total colories across the globe. However, more recently this crop has been attacked by fungus, which produces mycotoxins that causes illness in humans and animals alike.