3 Key Food Safety Considerations of Plant-based Foods
A walk through the grocery store aisle looks differently today compared to even just a couple of years ago. There are a wider variety of products, including several plant-based ones next to their traditional counterparts. For example, one can easily find meat analogues next to traditional sausages or ground beef; cashew yogurt next to cow milk yogurt and others. According to data from the Plant-based Foods Association, a trade association representing over 190 companies, US retail sales of plant-based foods grew by 27% in 2020, bringing the total market value to $7 billion. In fact, in just the past two years, plant-based food sales have grown 43%, nine times faster than total food sales.