Plant-based meat substitute producer Beyond Meat debuted its plant-based steak product called Beyond Steak on Monday. According to reports published on CNN, the product was launched in more than 5,000 Kroger and Walmart locations across the United States.

Tyson Foods to pay $10 million to settle Washington lawsuit

Seattle Times

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Monday that Tyson Foods would pay Washington over $10 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of fix pricing and contract rigging.

Nestlé acquires Starbucks’ Best Coffee brand

CBS News

Nestlé has acquired Starbucks’ Best Coffee brand for an undisclosed amount to add to brands like Nescafé, Nespresso and Blue Bottle it already owns.

Heura raises €20m in its latest funding round

Sifted

Barcelona-based alternative meat maker has raised €20m in its latest funding round. The new funding follows a €16m round raised last year, bringing the company’s total financing to €38m.

Study reveals lack of access to healthy food may raise the risk of death from heart failure

Science Daily

A study that reviewed data from almost 3,000 U.S. counties found a link between increased death rates from heart failure and lack of access to healthy food.

Abbott to set up new factory amid infant-formula shortage

Just Food

Abbott Laboratories has announced its plans to invest $500 million in a new factory to make infant formula. According to Chairman and CEO Robert Ford, the company is still finalizing the site of the new factory.

Former Kerry Quality Assurance exec admits to Salmonella coverup

Food Business News

Former quality assurance director at Kerry Inc., Ravi Kumar Chermala, has pleaded guilty to charges related to the manufacture of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal linked to a 2018 outbreak of Salmonella poisoning. He admitted that between June 2016 and June 2018, he directed subordinates not to report certain information to Kellogg about conditions at the Gridley facility. 

FDA says liver and gallbladder problems associated with Daily Harvest product 

Food Safety News 

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of complaints about illnesses associated with Daily Harvest brand frozen crumbles and has identified specific problems consumers have experienced.

Bob Evans Farms recalls sausage amidst fear of contamination 

CNN

Bob Evans Farms has recalled almost 7,560 pounds of Italian pork sausage due to the fear the products have been contaminated with extraneous materials. The recall comes after the company informed FSIS that some consumers reported finding small pieces of thin blue rubber in the product. 

Mondelez invest $600 million in sustainable cocoa sourcing 

Financial Times 

Mondelez, makers of Cadbury, has invested $600 million to step up its efforts to raise pay and reduce child labor in cocoa farming across cocoa-producing countries in Africa. 

Fooditive develops salt alternative 

Food Navigator 

Dutch food ingredients startup Fooditive has developed an alternative to table salt. The alternative is low in sodium, making it a good option for reducing health risks related to high salt intake.

Motif Foodworks collaborate with Vectron Biosolutions on protein development

PR Newswire

Motif FoodWorks has announced a partnership with Vectron Biosolutions, a microbial strain development and protein production company. The two companies plan to collaborate to develop the next generation of animal-free proteins through precision fermentation.

Pig and cattle meat production has the most impact on the environment,  study reveals 

The Washington Post 

A new study published in the journal Nature Sustainability has revealed that the production of pig and cattle meat has the most significant impact on the environment. Cattle rearing is said to have a massive impact on greenhouse gas emissions, while pigs affect water quality. 

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