Califia Farms Launches Organic Oatmilk and Almondmilk With Just 3 Ingredients

Califia Farms has announced that it’s expanding its line of dairy-free products with the launch of USDA certified Organic Oatmilk and Almondmilk.

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With just three simple ingredients — purified water, sea salt, oats/almonds — and no oils or gums, the brand designed the latest offerings to meet the needs of consumers seeking products with fewer ingredients, yet at an accessible price point. They are available at Kroger Co., Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market and other retailers nationwide.

According to a press release Califia Farms organic plant milks “deliver true homemade taste with all the rich smoothness people desire. It’s dairy-free goodness in its purest form and perfect for cereal, smoothies, cooking and baking.”
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Switzerland Court Rules Plant-Based Meat Labels Are Not Deceptive to Consumers

A court in Switzerland has ruled that plant-based meat labels such as vegan chicken or veggie burgers are not deceptive or misleading to consumers and can continue to be used.

In 2021 Zurich Cantonal Laboratory, which oversees food and water safety in the city of Zurich, released a mandate against the vegan company Planted Foods demanding they cease using terms such as chicken and pork when describing their plant-based products.

Last month the Administrative Court of the Canton of Zurich rejected the mandate, stating that using the terms “vegan”, “vegetarian” and “plant-based” specify that the products are not of animal origin and thus are not deceptive nor would they trick consumers into eating something they thought included animal-based meat.
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Report: Global Oat Milk Market Worth $4.1 Billion, to Grow to $8.1 Billion by 2028

According to a new report by BrandEssence Market Research, the global oat milk market is currently valued at $4.157 billion, and is expected to grow to $8.153 billion by 2028.

The anticipated jump from $4.1 billion to $8.1 billion represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1% between 2022 to 2028.

“The increasing adoption of vegan lifestyle, growing number of lactose intolerant people, and rising health cognizance among the masses are primarily augmenting the outlook of this business vertical”, states the report. “Further, technological advancements in the food processing sector, rising R&D investments in the field, along with growing disposable income levels of the masses are creating lucrative opportunities for this marketplace to prosper.”
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Study: Climate Impact Labels Effective in Reducing Red Meat Consumption

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that climate impact labels – labels pointing out the environmental impact of certain foods – is effective in reducing the consumption of red meat.

“There is increasing interest in strategies to encourage more environmentally sustainable food choices in US restaurants through the use of menu labels that indicate an item’s potential impact on the world’s climate”, states the study’s abstract. However, “Data are lacking on the ideal design of such labels to effectively encourage sustainable choices.”

The objective of this study was to “test the effects of positive and negative climate impact menu labels on the environmental sustainability and healthfulness of food choices compared with a control label.”
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Clinical Trial: No Difference in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Between Plant-Based and Low-Fat Omnivorous Soul Food Diets

A new randomized clinical trial examining weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk factors among African American adults found that “there were no differences between the groups, and the magnitude of changes overall was small.”

As noted by the study, “more African American individuals die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than any other chronic disease condition.” Despite this disparity, “African American individuals are underrepresented in nutrition and CVD interventions.”

With that in mind, researchers set out o “compare the effects of an entirely plant-based (vegan) or low-fat omnivorous (omni) diet on change in body weight and lipids during a 2-year intervention.”
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AMC Theatres Begins Carrying Plant-Based Patty Melts, Chicken Sandwiches and Tenders From Dr. Praeger’s

Several new plant-based menu items crafted by Dr. Praeger’s is now being offered at certain AMC Theatre locations.

AMC Theatres in the Northeast have begun carrying three new menu items made with Dr. Praeger’s chicken and burgers, with a plan for a nationwide launch in the near future.

The new “hand-crafted, plant protein-loaded” menu features three new items, including a Chimichurri Plant-Based Grilled Chicken Sandwich, a Patty Melt on Texas Toast and Gourmet Tenders tossed in a choice of BBQ, Buffalo, Gochujang, or Mango Habanero sauce.
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South Wales Restaurant Becomes World’s First Vegan Steakhouse

The Queen Inn in South Wales has become the world’s first vegan steakhouse.

Previously known for their animal-based steaks, The Queen Inn went fully plant-based several months ago, and they’ve now taken the step of drastically expanding their menu in order to become what may be the world’s first ever vegan steakhouse.

In addition to offering a variety of steaks including flank steak, tenderloin and filet mignon, the restaurant offers a plethora of other options including vegan ribs, salmon and shrimp.
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Violife Launches Dairy-Free Sour Cream

 Violife, which is the #1 selling brand of dairy-free cheese in the United States, has launched a dairy-free sour cream alternative in 883 Walmart locations.

Violife Just Like Sour Cream (MSRP: $4.99) offers “a creamy, rich, and tangy taste without the dairy”, states a press release. “The newest innovation is the perfect swap in all recipes that require sour cream – from creamy stuffed potatoes to delicious pound cakes – and can also be used to top your favorite dish, such as nachos, tacos, and chili.”

“It is important for Violife to continue expanding our portfolio to offer delicious dairy-free alternatives for everyone to enjoy,” said Debra Yoo, Senior Brand Manager at Violife. “We created Just Like Sour Cream to have a creamy, cooling, and tangy flavor so fans won’t miss out on what they know and love!”
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