September 21, 2017
Today's News opens reporting that
announced the launch of its Fall Scoop™ 2017 product lineup themed, “Make
It Yours.” The lineup features 26 products, six of which were
developed in collaboration with award-winning chef, author and independent
restaurateur, Chef Marcus Samuelsson. As operators strive to design the
ideal menu and run an efficient kitchen and streamlined business, Fall
Scoop helps provide the inspiration they need. The issue includes on-trend
products inspired by Chef Samuelsson’s distinct global flavors, versatile
items that maximize ingredients and help cut food costs and prepared foods
that save chefs time in the kitchen.
In other news, according to
Rabobank Poultry Quarterly report, the industry is currently benefiting
from improved market conditions after avian influenza (AI) pressure has
reduced significantly, following the northern hemisphere winter
months, even though it has not moved away fully. Relatively tight supply
in the aftermath of the 1H 2017 perfect storm, caused by AI and the
Brazilian ‘weak flesh’ meat scandal, is another positive for the global
poultry industry. On the other hand, demand is recovering as AI has faded
from the headlines.
After reports that it was in talks to acquire
the meal-kit service,
Albertsons Cos. has announced its acquisition of Plated, advancing a
shared strategy to reinvent the way consumers discover, purchase and
experience food. Plated will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of
Albertsons Cos. upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to
occur later this month.
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has approved construction of
Costco’s chicken processing complex in Fremont and said it will issue a
permit, allowing construction to proceed on the $280 million project.
More than a dozen people told the Department of Environmental Quality at
an August hearing that they were concerned that the operation could hurt
air quality in their community. The department reviewed and responded to
those comments in a document signed Sept. 14 by Kevin Stoner,
administrator of the air quality division.
Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based protein, announced the soft launch of
the groundbreaking Beyond Burger at participating TGI Fridays restaurants
in the greater Boston area. With more than 470 restaurants nationwide,
TGI Fridays is the largest restaurant brand to partner with Beyond Meat.
The Beyond Burger will be featured on the menu as an eight-week test item
and will feature a 6-oz. patty – 2 oz. more than the brand’s standard
patty – to appeal to heartier appetites.
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