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Icelandic startup Loki Foods Unveils Sustainable Plant-Based Atlantic Cod Fillet

4 Mins Read Icelandic startup Loki Foods has raised a pre-seed $650,000 to develop a line of realistic and nutritional alternative seafood products, including a whole-cut, plant-based white fish fillet alternative. The company says their sustainable Atlantic cod analogue beats conventional fish meat on nutrition and cooks just like the real thing. The product also has the potential […]

Current Foods Nets $18 Million For Vegan Smoked Salmon Retail Push

4 Mins Read San Francisco’s Current Foods, formerly Kuleana, has closed an $18 million seed funding round as global appetite for plant-based seafood continues to grow. Investors included GreatPoint Ventures, Union Grove Venture Partners, Astanor Ventures and Electric Feel Ventures, amongst others. Funding has been earmarked to support the retail launch of Current Foods’ smoked salmon analogues. Alongside, […]

Whole-Cut Vegan Snapper Is Coming To APAC Plates

3 Mins Read Indian vegan seafood startup SeaSpire has unveiled a plant-based snapper fish analogue created using bio-printing. The company says the seven-ingredient alternative is clean label and the first of its kind in the APAC region. It was created using a proprietary printing platform that has sought to capture the texture of conventional fish using AI for […]

Jack & Bry Debut World’s First Unbreaded Jackfruit Fish Fillet

3 Mins Read UK plant-based meat startup Jack & Bry has unveiled what they claim is the world’s first unbreaded jackfruit fish fillet, in partnership with The Cornish Seaweed Company. According to the company, all other comparable products use a coating to contain the jackfruit flakes. The development has been hailed as the closest thing to real fish […]

Birds Eye Recreates Its Bestselling Fish Fillets In Vegan Format

4 Mins Read Birds Eye has expanded its Green Cuisine range to include Battered Fishless Fillets. It comes as the company seeks to replicate its most successful conventional lines. The animal-based Birds Eye Battered Fish Fillet is the most frequently purchased frozen fish line from the entire product portfolio.  The new vegan fillets have been developed using rice […]

Finless Foods’s Pokè-Style Plant-Based Tuna Now Available Across U.S.

4 Mins Read California’s Finless Foods, one of the early players in the cultivated seafood space, is ready to debut its plant-based tuna analogue nationwide across the United States. Its pokè style product, which the company claims i minimally processed, low in sodium and fat and contains omega-3 fatty acids, will be unveiled at the national restaurant Association […]

Seafood Reboot Nets $3.3 Million To Launch A New Wave Of Plant-Based Fish

4 Mins Read Paris-based alt fish startup Seafood Reboot has closed a €3.2 million pre-seed funding round led by Demeter Investment Managers with participation from Senseii ventures, Founders Future and Beyond Impact. New funding has been secured to support ongoing R&D activities ahead of commercial launch of a first-generation plant-based seafood analogue.  Founded by Francois Blum and Simon […]

‘It Flakes Like The Real Thing’: Irish Startup Debuts Whole-Cut Vegan Cod

3 Mins Read Irish startup Sea & Believe recently unveiled its newest development: a vegan whole-cut cod fillet. The company considers the breakthrough to be its biggest to date. It follows the commercial release of seaweed goujons and seaweed burgers. Both are sold in 50 locations across Ireland presently. The cod fillet was shown at IndieBio’s demo day […]

Alternative Seafood Is Set To Benefit From This New Whole Food Ingredient

3 Mins Read Smallfood, a Canadian microbial fermentation ingredients startup, claims that it’s about to change the alternative seafood sector thanks to a whole food ingredient it has developed. When added to seafood analogues, the company’s algae-based innovation improves taste and nutrition and helps match conventional seafood in terms of flavour, benefits, and, critically for consumers, price—all while […]

Switzerland’s Largest Retailer Bets On Microbial Fermentation Seafood

3 Mins Read Swiss retail giant Migros is making a bet on Aqua Cultured Foods’ microbial fermentation seafood alternatives.  Aqua Cultured Foods, the startup developing whole muscle cuts of seafood through microbial fermentation, is now teaming up with Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer. As part of the collaboration, the supermarket giant will be assessing consumer acceptance of Aqua’s novel […]

Vegan Seafood Pioneer Sophie’s Kitchen Reels In $5.6M For Expansion

3 Mins Read Sophie’s Kitchen, a Californian brand of vegan seafood alternatives, has bagged $5.6 million in fresh funding. The investment, led by blue economy investor Billy Goat Brands, will be used to grow Sophie’s range, adding to its existing line-up which includes plant-based shrimp, smoked salmon and fish fillets.  Sophie’s Kitchen has announced the closing of a […]

Cell-Cultured Startup Finless Foods Makes Plant-Based Entry With Tuna Product

4 Mins Read Californian cell-cultured seafood startup Finless Foods has announced its expansion into the plant-based seafood category, debuting a new vegan tuna alternative as the “next step” in their company’s mission to protect the oceans. It comes as part of the food tech’s “brand refresh” to better reflect and communicate its impact goals with consumers.  Finless Foods […]

Breaking: Green Monday Food Tech OmniFoods Debuts OmniSeafood Plant-Based Fish Range With Fillet, Tuna, Crab Cakes & Salmon

6 Mins Read Just over a year after launching its groundbreaking vegan “spam” analogue OmniPork Luncheon, Green Monday is expanding its OmniFoods range with a brand new line of plant-based seafood alternatives. Announced today (June 8) on World Oceans Day during an invite-only global media press conference, the new OmniSeafood range marks the Hong Kong-based food tech’s first […]

Umami Tech: Chicago Algae Heme Startup BYAS Develops Flavouring To Elevate Plant-Based Seafood

3 Mins Read Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS), a Chicago-based startup, has developed a “unique seafood flavouring” using its algal heme technology. The flavouring product is designed for plant-based fish, shrimp and other seafood alternatives, enabling “true seafood” taste and umami flavour to elevate the consumer experience.  BYAS has announced the development of a new product, […]

Bluu Biosciences Secures Funds From Delivery Hero’s VC To Accelerate Cell-Based Fish In Europe

4 Mins Read Berlin-based Bluu Biosciences has secured investment from DX Ventures, the venture capital arm of European online food delivery giant Delivery Hero. The capital raised is part of Bluu’s seed funding round, and will go towards accelerating the food tech’s time-to-market and distribution strategy when it launches its first cell-based fish products.  Delivery Hero-backed DX Ventures […]

BlueNalu Partners With Mitsubishi & Thai Union To Bring Cell-Cultured Seafood To Asian Markets

4 Mins Read BlueNalu has teamed up with leading Asian seafood giants Thai Union and Mitsubishi Corporation to accelerate the launch of cell-cultured seafood across Asia-Pacific. The move is part of the Californian food tech’s Asia-focused strategy, given the strong potential to disrupt the fast-growing demand for seafood in key populous Asian markets with its sustainable cultivated alternatives.  […]