The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a new call to action to the infant formula industry to protect babies from illnesses caused by Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria. – CNN

Fly By Jing secures $12 million in series B funding


Fly By Jing, known for its Sichuan chili crisp, has secured $12 million in series B finding. The funds will be used to accelerate its growth as it expands into Kroger and other U.S. retailers.

Impossible Foods launches new meat alternative with less fat

Green Queen

Impossible Foods is set to launch a leaner version of its plant-based beef. The new Impossible Beef Lite has 45% less total fat than 90/10 lean beef from cows.

FrieslandCampina and PepsiCo ask suppliers to stop buying palm oil from AAL 


Dutch dairy producer FrieslandCampina N.V. and U.S. soda maker PepsiCo have asked their suppliers to stop buying palm oil from plantation owner Astra Agro Lestari, accused by environmental groups of land and human rights abuses.

Lidl recalls ready-to-eat cocktail shrimp


Lidl has recalled its ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was distributed across all U.S. Lidl locations, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Mediterranean diet linked with reduced risk of developing dementia

NBC News

An analysis of data from over 60,000 seniors showed that choosing to follow a Mediterranean diet reduces a person’s likelihood of developing dementia by almost one-quarter, even among those with genes that put them at greater risk.

Tyson Foods to close two chicken plants 


In a move that affects more than 1,500 workers, Tyson Foods is set to close two chicken plants in Van Buren, Arkansas, and Glen Allen, Virginia, by May 12.

EPA proposes standards to make drinking water safer from forever chemicals

Al Jazeera

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a federal limit on forever chemicals in drinking water across the United States. Officials say the move will save lives.

Food coloring nanoparticles may damage the human gut, scientists warn

SciTech Daily

Metal oxide nanoparticles, frequently used as food coloring and anti-caking agents in the food industry, may cause damage to certain parts of the human intestine, according to a new study by scientists at Cornell and Binghamton Universities.

Shiru unveils plant-based fat that looks and behaves like animal fat

Ag Funder News

Shiru, a California-based startup, has identified plant-based proteins that can be combined with healthy oils to create structured fats that can replace the saturated animal or tropical fats in multiple applications.

Recalled food items increased in 2022, report says 

Food Safety News 

According to a newly released report, the total number of “units” recalled under the authority of the FDA increased by more than 650% in 2022 compared to 2021. 

Hershey launches plant-based milk chocolate

Confectionery News 

The Hershey Co. is launching milk-free alternatives for its Hershey’s and Reese’s brands. The move signals Hershey’s entrance into the plant-based trend. 

Kellogg’s reveals new names as rebranding edges closer

Food Dive

Kellogg’s moved a step closer to splitting the company into two distinct companies for cereals as snacks by announcing the names of the two businesses that will succeed Kellogg’s. They are Kellanova and WK Kellogg Co.

Experts predict that more than half of meat will no longer come from animals

Veg News

Experts expect that 60% of meat will be in the form of vegan or lab-grown protein by 2040.

Food tech startup Burger Index raises $1.3m seed funding for expansion

Gulf Business

Burger Index, a Spanish food tech startup established in 2022, has raised $1.3m in seed funding to start its expansion in the GCC region.

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