The certified dairy-free cheese alternative will be on shelves nationwide in May
April 27, 2023
Following the successful launch of Babybel Plant-Based last year Babybel® is bringing the first new flavor to its alternative dairy lineup with the introduction of Babybel Plant-Based White Cheddar Cheese Alternative this spring.
With more than 100,000 internet searches per month for “vegan recipes” and “vegetarian recipes”, it’s clear there is high demand for plant-based meals. The survey found that 52% of adults are vegan-curious and illustrated consumers’ desire for time-saving solutions to preparing plant-forward dishes. In fact, 56% of adults said they want shortcuts to plant-based meals.
New initiative leverages the power of data science and artificial intelligence
April 21, 2023
The Bel Group and biotech start-up, Climax Foods Inc., announced a unique partnership designed to create a new generation of plant-based cheese aiming to meet the main challenges of the food transition: combining pleasure, nutrition and reducing the carbon footprint.
David Feder, Executive Editor-Technical for Prepared Foods media, interviews Paul Kollesoff, co-founder of The Urgent Co., makers of industry-upsetters Brave Robot animal-free ice cream and Modern Kitchen animal-free cream cheese.
The iconic brands' newest chocolate confections made with dairy alternatives
March 20, 2023
As more people reach for plant-based snacks, The Hershey Company is offering two options for a milk chocolate alternative. The chocolatier announced the nationwide launch of Hershey's Plant Based and the new addition of Reese's Plant Based.
New sweet treats contain 130 calories, and are available in four varieties
March 7, 2023
Creamy and indulgent, these bars are just like the classic ice cream truck favorites but are non-dairy and gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, 130 calories or less and made with organic and fair-trade ingredients.
It’s always good to start a dairy report with a tall glass of milk. While it’s safe to say reports of dairy milk’s demise in the face of the plant-based boom are premature, unit sales slipped again in 2022 by 3.3%. Luckily for the industry, dollar sales increased by more than twice that percentage (7%) due to price-per-unit increases of 11 cents.
The FDA is in the process of developing a draft guidance to address the labeling and naming of other plant-based alternative products
February 24, 2023
"Today's draft guidance was developed to help address the significant increase in plant-based milk alternative products that we have seen become available in the marketplace over the past decade," said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D.
Food & beverage companies continue to support R&D investment in protein technologies. Novel proteins and precision fermentation are just two trends that are taking off in product development featuring protein ingredients.
February 9, 2023
Liberation Labs is commercializing precision fermentation with a global network of purpose built, international manufacturing facilities that enable the next wave of biotechnology advancements to produce alternative protein at scale.