State of the Cultivated Protein Industry
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2w ago
Last summer, UPSIDE Foods, a cultivated meat, poultry and seafood company, received approvals needed by the USDA, following a greenlight from the FDA in Fall 2022. That allowed the company to start commercial production and sale of its cultivated chicken. Since then, a number of companies, like Meatable, Wanda Fish and Believer Meats, have announced plans to scale production.  As so-called cruelty-free meat moves out of the lab and into the mainstream, what is the current state of the cultivated meat industry and how soon can we expect to see it on menus? On this episode of From the Cold ..read more
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What You Should Know About Building Cold & Frozen Facilities
From the Cold Corner
by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
1M ago
On this episode of From the Cold Corner, Don Olsen, vice president of design and operations at ESI Group, discusses what food manufacturers and processors should know about the design-build process for cold and frozen facilities ..read more
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Afia Foods’ New Texas Manufacturing Facility
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by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
1M ago
Afia started in 2017 at an Austin area Farmer’s Market and moved into retail in 2018 with the H-E-B Quest for Texas’ Best program. In the years since, the company has grown to a national brand with 13,000 distribution points and three lines of frozen Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Food.On this episode, Farrah and Yassin Sibai, of Afia, discuss their newly-opened “purpose built” frozen food production space in Taylor, Texas, and what’s ahead for the brand ..read more
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What’s Ahead for Cold Storage in 2024
From the Cold Corner
by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
2M ago
Welcome to From the Cold Corner, a podcast dedicated to the refrigerated and frozen foods’ cold chain. Marty Khait, co-founder and managing principal at Yukon Real EstatePartners, and author of R&FF’s special series, Farm to Frozen, joins R&FF Editor in Chief Kelley Rodriguez to discuss what’s ahead in 2024 for the U.S. cold storage market ..read more
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2024 Trends to Watch
From the Cold Corner
by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
2M ago
With inflation anticipated to ease in 2024 and changing consumer preferences, new research indicates that specific grocery departments will lead the pack in volume growth. On this episode of From the Cold Corner, Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader at Circana, discusses what is ahead in the New Year ..read more
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Armored Fresh
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by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
3M ago
Armored Fresh, a South Korean food tech startup, wants to be the cheese alternative everyone asks for. The company was the first in the world to create vegan cheese from plant-based milk using fermentation technology and patented processes it says creates a product nearly indistinguishable from dairy-based cheese. Andrew Yu, vice president of American operations at Armored Fresh, joins From the Cold Corner to discuss how the company’s patented tech could change the cheese game ..read more
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SunOpta – R&FF’s 2023 Processor of the Year
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by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
3M ago
On this episode of From the Cold Corner, we’re celebrating Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ 2023 Processor of the Year: SunOpta. A global pioneer in the sustainable food and beverage industry, SunOpta has achieved consistent growth and deep-rooted success for nearly 50 years. Collaborating with some of the most planet-friendly brands in the world, SunOpta produces 450 total organic, non-GMO plant-based and specialty products, including plant-based beverages and ingredients, and fruit-based ingredients and snacks. Lauren McNamara, vice president of Plant-based Food & Beverage Business, and ..read more
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Flavor Trends and Product Innovations in Cold & Frozen Foods
From the Cold Corner
by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
4M ago
To learn more about how food manufacturers and processors are creating the latest in craveable, consumable foods, this episode of From the Cold Corner features joined by Stacey Kinkaid, vice president of Product Development and Innovation at US Foods, and Chris Glab, chief innovation officer at Wild Brine/Bubbies. They talk about research into Gen Z dining and eating trends, how their companies approach R&D and what’s on the horizon for new refrigerated and frozen foods ..read more
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New Options in Cold Storage
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by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
4M ago
It certainly seems like a hot time to be in cold storage development. This episode of From the Cold Corner features Marty Khait, co-founder and managing principal at Yukon Real Estate Partners, and author of R&FF’s special series, Farm to Frozen, to discuss new options in cold storage and more ..read more
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Automation & Technology in Food Logistics/Distribution
From the Cold Corner
by www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com
6M ago
At Refrigerated and Frozen Foods, we talk a lot about how cold foods are produced, processed and manufactured. But what happens once those foods are ready to be distributed to retailers across the country where they will ultimately end up in consumer’s homes? This episode honors Longbow Advantage, R&FF’s 2023 Logistics Provider of the Year, and discusses the ways in which technology and automation are changing the food logistics landscape. We’re joined by Mike Babiak, director of supply chain technology at Longbow Advantage, and Pratik Jagad, chief product officer at nuVizz, a delivery and ..read more
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