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