New biodegradable smart food packing material aides to kill unsafe microbes

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, has developed a ‘smart’ food packaging. The packaging is made from a type of corn protein called zein, starch and other naturally derived biopolymers, infused with a cocktail of natural antimicrobial compounds. In lab experiments, when exposed to an increase in humidity or enzymes from harmful bacteria, the fibres in the packaging have been shown to release the natural anti-microbials.  A team of researchers from Harvard Chan School, NTU and…

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Tcho chocolate becomes 100% plant-based

Chocolate company Tcho is transitioning all of its chocolate bars to be 100% plant-based. By late 2022, all of the chocolate it makes for professional bakers will be too. Because of this change, Tcho will move toward ending its existing chocolate bars made with dairy. It’s launching six new plant-based varieties as part of its product lineup. The entire product line will be plant-free by 2023. Source: https://www.fooddive.com/news/tcho-chocolate-becomes-100-plant-based/610890/

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McCain funds $55M in plant-based frozen brand Strong Roots

Del Monte Foods has declared what it said is the market’s originally canned vegetable item to be ensured by the Upcycled Food Association under its new upcycled accreditation program. The organization’s Blue Lake Petite Cut and Blue Lake Farmhouse Cut Green Beans are made with 100% upcycled and reasonably developed green beans from Wisconsin and Illinois. The two items have been available for a really long time. Del Monte said it is investigating mirroring the new certificate on future jars. Del Monte is among endless different organizations in the CPG…

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Del Monte Foods moves toward upcycled food revolution with new certified canned vegetables

Del Monte Foods has declared what it said is the market’s originally canned vegetable item to be ensured by the Upcycled Food Association under its new upcycled accreditation program. The organization’s Blue Lake Petite Cut and Blue Lake Farmhouse Cut Green Beans are made with 100% upcycled and reasonably developed green beans from Wisconsin and Illinois. The two items have been available for a really long time. Del Monte said it is investigating mirroring the new certificate on future jars. Del Monte is among endless different organizations in the CPG…

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