Umami Meats partners with Cult Food Science to create cultivated cat treats; Mind Blown Plant Based seafood company nominated for eco excellence award
SeafoodSource is closely following the plant-based and cell-based seafood alternatives market by compiling a regular round-up of updates from the sector.
- Singapore-based cell-cultured meat and seafood company Umami Meats has developed a partnership with Cult Food Science Corp to develop cultivated pet treats.
Cult Food Science Corp., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is working with Umami to develop Marine Cat – cat treats using cell-cultured meats.
"My vision for the future is that we no longer have to slaughter other animals to feed our cats," Cult Science Food Corp Vice President of Product Joshua Errett said in a release. "This brand brings me one very great step closer to making that a reality."
The cat treats contain high levels of omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty chains to benefit the cat’s cognitive functions, the companies said.
"We are pleased to be embarking on this partnership with Marina Cat to power a new category of cultivated pet food products that are healthier for cats and better for our oceans. As a platform technology provider, we are committed to delivering the technology stack that powers the commercialization of cultivated products across a range of applications. This first collaboration with Marina Cat and CULT Food Science is the first step to delivering on that promise," Umami Bioworks CEO Mihir Pershad said.
-On 11 August, plant-based dining, retail, and distribution company Green Common announced it is serving Omni plant-based tuna as a part of its new menu.
The Hong Kong-based company has launched 11 new plant-based offerings for its diners, the company said in a release.
“Omni Tuna, avocado mash, chopped tomatoes, red onions, vegenaise sauce and topped with golden quinoa crisps, simply delicious and delicate. Fig Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing served with figs, chopped cashews, mixed salad, cherry tomatoes, Balsamic Vinegar, and olive oil. Perfect for all salad lovers,” Green Common said.
The Gwynn’s Island, Virginia U.S.A.-based company launched the Crab Cake in July as its fourth product in its plant-based portfolio.
Photo courtesy of Mind Blown by The Plant-Based Seafood Co.