US beef producer Jensen Meat is opening a new processing plant, as it looks to accommodate co-packing opportunities for plant-based beef alternatives.
Scheduled for completion by April 2021, the new facility will include capabilities such as blending, cooking, dry mixing and emulsifying for foodservice and retail products.
According to Jensen, the plant will allow it to pursue new partnerships, providing opportunities to test new processes and increase national production of plant-based products.
The Southern California-based beef processor also says that the new processing plant will create jobs when complete.
“With sixty years’ experience, Jensen Meat has perfected how to process and pack quality ground beef,” said Abel Olivera, CEO of Jensen Meat.
“We now want to leverage our world-class knowledge to create a cost-effective process for producing plant-based products.”
Olivera continued: “We can create, process and pack plant-based products in ways that are cost effective and innovative.
“We want to help bright minds out there that have the same goal of creating healthy, low-cost foods from alternative sources of protein, which also play a part in reducing world hunger.”
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