Plant-based meat maker Upton’s Naturals and the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) have fired the latest salvo in the battle over the labeling of plant-based products in a lawsuit* challenging Oklahoma’s new ‘Meat Consumer Protection Act.’
Looking back, spring 2020 was not the ideal time to debut in grocery retail, observes Planterra Foods CEO Darcey Macken, who was gearing up to make a splash in the plant-based meat set in mid-April with the OZO brand before a certain pandemic threw a wrench in the works.
Morningstar Farms, which makes vegetarian-friendly alternatives to foods like hamburgers and hot dogs, announced on Thursday that it’s making new Mickey Mouse-shaped meatless “chik’n nuggets” under its Incogmeato brand. The nuggets are made from non-GMO soy. They look and taste like real meat, but contain 57% less fat and 35% less sodium than actual chicken nuggets, according to Morningstar Farms.