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Hormel Foods to Introduce Vegetable-Based Protein Products


Jim Splinter, Group Vice-president for Corporate Strategy at Hormel Foods announced that the company would launch both all-vegetable and blended protein products.  The initial introduction will be under the Cultivated Foods brand followed by Happy Little Plants.  Splinter noted, “We are continuing to build an organization that has the agility and adaptability to create products to align with today’s dynamic marketplace.”  The initial Happy Little Plants products will be a non-GMO soy-based burger devoid of preservatives and gluten.


Hormel experimented with plant-based and blended protein in 2014 with the Hormel fuse burger for the food service market.  Plant-based burgers are available through the Burke Corporation and also under the Applegate brand marketing a product comprising organic meat blended with mushrooms.

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