Vegetarianism and flexitarianism continue to grow in popularity, driven by health concerns as well as demand for greater sustainability and animal welfare. This means that alternative protein ingredients will continue to be of high interest to consumers, and therefore also to food and beverage formulators.
Wicked Foods challenges perceptions of what can be done with plants in grab-and-go foods
November 20, 2020
Wicked Foods, a plant-based food brand and UK market leader in plant-based meals, snacks and ingredients has announced the Summer 2021 launch of its pioneering product line in the US. The brand was created by world-renowned chefs and brothers Derek and Chad Sarno, who are recognized globally for their innovative approach to delicious chef-driven, plant-based cuisine.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients identifies “Conscious Indulgence” as main global trend in Food & Beverages 2021 Trend Report
November 20, 2020
FrieslandCampina Ingredients Food & Beverages identifies “Conscious Indulgence” as the key global market trend in its 2020-2021 Trend Report. Now that the dust is settling from the first wave of the global pandemic and the contours of a new world are starting to take shape, the company shares its vision on where the industry is heading in a new normal.
Kalsec has met rigorous social and environmental standards that represent its commitment to making ethical and sustainable decisions
November 17, 2020
In using its business as a force for good, Kalsec has proven its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency.
New offering meets certification standards for Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil
November 11, 2020
As part of ongoing efforts to increase the availability of sustainably sourced ingredients, Cargill will become one of North America’s first large-scale suppliers of segregated palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Beginning December 2020, all palm oil production from the company’s Charlotte, North Carolina refinery will be solely dedicated to providing the sustainably sourced product.
ADM identifies five global trends impacting new foods and beverages
October 29, 2020
ADM, a global leader in nutrition and partner to the world’s leading consumer brands, today released its view on the five food and beverage trends that will impact the way consumers eat and drink in the new year.
Retailer’s Trends Council predicts emerging flavors, culinary influences and products poised for the spotlight in the coming year
October 22, 2020
Whole Foods Market global buyers and experts unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2021 in the retailer’s sixth annual trends predictions. Hard kombucha, upcycled foods, leveled-up breakfasts and jerky made from produce are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year.
CocoaWise portal keeps sustainability data at the fingertips of Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate customers
October 1, 2020
To connect consumers with the journey of the cocoa they are eating and drinking, Cargill has launched CocoaWise™, a digital portal that provides a lens through which food and beverage manufacturers have increased knowledge and shareability into the origin of the products they source from Cargill’s direct supply chain.
A first-of-its kind report released today by The Good Food Institute (GFI) reveals that globally, 2019 and the first seven months of 2020 were record periods of investment in fermentation companies creating sustainable alternatives to conventional animal-based foods and ingredients.
Conagra expands use of bowls made from plant-based fibers through collaborative partnerships
September 30, 2020
Conagra Brands announced new products featuring bowls made from plant-based fibers for Healthy Choice Power Bowls, new Hungry-Man Double Meat Bowls and P.F. Chang's Ramen single-serve meals. By using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, the carbon footprint of manufacturing the bowls is reduced by 50 to 70% across select product lines.