USDA Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection for the First Time in Over 50 Years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule to modernize swine slaughter inspection and bring it into the 21st century. For the first time in more than five decades, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing inspection at market hog slaughter establishments with a goal of protecting public health while allowing for food safety innovations.



Impossible Burger Becomes NO. 1 Item Sold At Grocery Stores

• After its highly anticipated retail debut, Impossible Burger remains the No. 1 item sold at grocery stores on the East and West coasts
• Award-winning, plant-based meat from Impossible Foods outsold all ground beef from cows; Impossible Burger outsold the next most popular single product by more than 6X in Southern California
• Impossible Burger will debut in additional retail outlets as the food tech startup increases production and beefs up its sales team — starting with tech industry veteran Dan Greene, who joins today as new SVP of US Sales



Marfrig signs deal with ADM to produce plant-based Burgers in Brazil


Marfrig Global Foods, a leading global beef producer and the world’s largest beef patty producer, announces today an agreement with U.S.-based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient suppliers, for the production and sale of vegetable protein-based products in Brazil.



Welbilt Launches Frymaster FQ4000 easyTouch.




A press release published on the Foodservice Consultants Society International (7/25) website announces that Welbilt “once again brings innovation to the table with the launch of the Frymaster FQ4000 easyTouch® – the third brand within the Welbilt portfolio to use patented easyTouch® technology.” 




Sainsbury’s opens UK’s first meat-free butcher

Only soybeans, peas and carrots – and some beetroot for the pink colouring – have perished to make this mince, because this pop-up shop in east London is a meat-free butcher. The store – kitted out like a traditional butcher with strings of (veggie) sausages hanging in the window – is a three day-long initiative by the supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to show vegan food has moved on from worthy plates of lentils and brown rice.


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