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Newsbite podcast (Oct 12 - 16): Pilgrim’s Pride pays US$110.5m after probe into alleged price fixing

 16 Oct 2020

This week in industry news, chicken giant Pilgrim’s Pride agreed to pay US$110.5 million following an investigation into alleged price-fixing, while Tesco suspended an avocado supplier following human rights abuse allegations. Kerry published its latest research findings on evolving consumer motivations in snacking, while an AI-powered Twitter recipe tool was unveiled to help users pair the groceries in their fridge to escape mundane mealtimes and provide personalized recipes.

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20 Nov 2020 | CNS Media

The commercialization of Aleph Farm’s cultured steak, grown directly from non-GMO cells of a living cow, is one step closer, with the first phase of its BioFarm’s construction getting underway. In other food tech news, Moolec Science is piloting an emergent concept called molecular farming to bioengineer... Read More

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13 Nov 2020 | CNS Media

In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include new moves fast food’s transition to plant-based offerings, innovations in cellular agriculture and the unveiling of high-performance alternatives for confectionery ingredients.

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06 Nov 2020 | CNS Media

In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include new investments in the microbial production of novel proteins, the launch of a new Black Forest ham-inspired flavoring for meats, and a Nestlé acquisition valued at nearly US$1 billion.

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30 Oct 2020 | CNS Media

This week, a global initiative was set up to tackle the spread of African swine fever and its potential threat to food security. New research revealed that more than every second chicken meat sample from the three poultry companies in Europe is contaminated with resistance to at least one antibiotic.... Read More

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23 Oct 2020 | CNS Media

NewsBite recaps some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include how “Transparency Triumphs” leads Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2021. Cultivated meat pioneers Aleph Farms launched a “steaks in space” program and Barry Callebaut’s new brand Cabosse Naturals... Read More

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09 Oct 2020 | CNS Media

This week, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with key plant-based players who gave their thoughts on the meat and dairy alternatives labeling ban. Roquette revealed it is on track to open the world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada before the end of the year and Friend of the Sea certification program is to be... Read More

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25 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

This week, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Givaudan who said the COVID-19 pandemic is boosting the plant-based dairy category. The Climate Week NYC 2020 summit threw responsible sourcing, food security and climate resilience into the spotlight and according to Kerry, COVID-19 has driven up demand for at-home... Read More

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18 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

In this week’s NewsBite we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include the exploration of an untapped plant-based segment poised for growth and the formulation of dairy-free chocolates leveraging “completely different production techniques” that deviate from... Read More

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11 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

For the first time, Mars Wrigley publicly revealed an interactive map detailing where it sources cocoa from to boost its supply chain strategy. The confectionery giant pledges to achieve a 100 percent deforestation-free supply chain for cocoa by 2025 and says the new map boosts transparency. Bunge Loders... Read More

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04 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

This week, ingredient innovation was in the spotlight. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Chr. Hansen, who launched its latest cheese culture solution for reduced browning on pizzas by up to 100 percent. US start-up Renewal Mill is making moves in transforming waste into premium ingredients such as “oat okara,”... Read More

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28 Aug 2020 | CNS Media

In this week’s NewsBite we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include NPD in natural pigments and significant investment in the insect protein space. Meanwhile, the start-up sphere is brimming with innovation surrounding mood-boosting plants, protein from... Read More

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21 Aug 2020 | CNS Media

New UK research found that the cultivation of soy may be more detrimental to the ecosystem than dairy farming. Unilever teamed up with US-based tech company Orbital Insight to boost palm oil transparency with geospatial analytics and Nestlé enters the market for plant-based seafood alternatives with the... Read More

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14 Aug 2020 | CNS Media

This week, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Kerry, who is looking ahead at this year’s winter beverages, which will feature on-trend and botanical ingredients such as cardamom, cinnamon and rhubarb. In the hard seltzers arena, UK ingredients manufacturer Treatt pegged the trend as “pandemic proof,” and Gold... Read More

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07 Aug 2020 | CNS Media

FoodIngredientsFirst dives into the expanding space of animal-free collagens for vegan NPD, produced by Geltor using fermentation technology. A new garlic discovery promises “more potent” varieties of the crop, with elevated flavor potential. Meanwhile, analysts at Rabobank highlighted the opportunity costs... Read More

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31 Jul 2020 | CNS Media

Microalgae-based proteins are in the spotlight as Unilever partners with biotech start-up Algenuity to innovate on “future foods” for Unilever’s plant-based portfolio. Bio-Marine Ingredients Ireland netted new investment to propel R&D and the production of “underutilized” seafood ingredients. ADM and Imagine... Read More

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24 Jul 2020 | CNS Media

This week, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Samyang Corporation’s Marketing Manager Sehui Jeon, to discuss the consumer trends dominating the region. Cell-cultured meat is continuing to gain traction across industry, with players including Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms reacting to KFC’s latest announcement on 3D... Read More

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17 Jul 2020 | CNS Media

In headlines this week, alternative dairy brand Oatly bolstered its plant-based positioning through an agreement to invest US$200 million in equity, backed by celebrity endorsers Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z and Natalie Portman. Meanwhile, the Institute of Food Technologists launched its virtual IFT20 event,... Read More

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