6 states linked to Hepatitis A outbreak from blackberries

The Newsweek reported a hepatitis A outbreak from fresh blackberries linked to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores, making 16 people sick across six states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in November that the outbreak affected 11 people in Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin and on Monday, the states grew to three more, […]

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Baybel to debut hybrid and plant-based cheeses

FoodDive reports The Bel Group will expand its portfolio by in 2020 with the introduction of hybrid and plant-based cheeses. The company is is strategically focusing on its brand’s expansion plans to meet rising consumer expectations of healthy snacks. The strategic plan will include the removal of artificial flavors and colors in its products in […]

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Puris pea protein is getting a $75 million investment from Cargill

Cargill invested $75 million in Puris pea protein and will retrofit its facility for pea production starting late 2020, according to Food Business News. Puris and Cargill’s partnership started January 2018. “This is more than a pea protein facility, ” Tyler Lorenzen, president of Puris said. “This is the future of food. The Dawson facility […]

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Consumers still prefer meat than plant-based alternatives, research show

Despite the growth in plant-based meat alternatives like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, consumers still prefer beef over alternatives. According to Supermarket News, there is a bit of uncertainty about plant-based options for consumers even with the 20% growth in plant-based sells in 2018. Researchers at the Purdue University surveyed 1,800 United States consumers. They […]

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Plant-based burgers growth driven by meat eaters and access

Plant-based burger orders at quick service restaurants received a boost in sales reaching 228 million servings according to the NPD Group. Food Business News reports the growth is connected to the availability of plant-based burgers at quick service (fast food) restaurants rather than the growth of veggie burgers over beef burgers. Via MarketWatch: While vegetarians […]

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Organic food sales have slowed down in the U.S., research suggests

New research suggests that despite expected production increases, sales growth has not matched produce production according to Rabobank. Factors that contributes to slowed sales are lower prices and availability of popular organic items in stores. Food Dive reports that produce items like berries, carrots, apples, tomatoes, lettuce and packaged salads dropped by 0.4% from 2016 […]

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