Burlap & Barrel’s Single-Origin Spices + Plant-Based Meat Recalls – Xtalks Life Food Podcast Ep. 106

Burlap & Barrel’s Single-Origin Spices + Plant-Based Meat Recalls – Xtalks Life Food Podcast Ep. 106

Burlap & Barrel's Single-Origin Spices + Plant-Based Meat Recalls

Ground Black Lime, Royal Cinnamon and Wild Mountain Cumin are among dozens of single origin spices sold by Burlap & Barrel, a public benefit corporation building equitable, transparent and traceable supply chains around the world. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about the unique spice company, whose co-founders and co-CEOs discussed Burlap & Barrel’s mission and growth during a recent appearance on the television show “Shark Tank.” Founded in 2016 by Ori Zohar and Ethan Frisch, Burlap & Barrel partners directly with smallholder farmers to source spices that have never been available in the US before, while helping improve the livelihoods of their partners in the field. Although the pair did not close a deal on “Shark Tank,” Zohar and Frisch plan to expand the brand’s product offerings and reach more grocery store shelves in the years ahead. The team praises the brand for bringing new flavors to the market while also partnering with smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods.

Also in this episode, Sydney talks about some recent plant-based meat recalls from prominent brands including Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. Last month, Impossible Foods recalled its Chicken Nuggets Made from Plants and Wild Nuggies because of the possibility of small pieces of wood in the products. In 2019, Impossible Foods issued a voluntary recall after a California restaurant found a piece of plastic in a bulk Impossible Burger product. Impossible’s rival, Beyond Meat, is also no stranger to plant-based meat recalls. Beyond Meat’s Pennsylvania’s facility had food safety issues in 2021 and 2022, including mold and Listeria contaminations, according to internal documents and photos leaked to Bloomberg. There is a belief that plant-based products are healthier and less susceptible to pathogens like E. Coli and Salmonella, but faith in the inherent safety of plant-based products is misplaced. The team points out that plant-based meat recalls have become more prevalent because the products are ultra-processed and contain numerous food-grade chemicals as ingredients.

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Burlap & Barrel Showcase Single Origin Spices on “Shark Tank”

Recent Plant-Based Meat Recalls: Impossible Chicken Nuggets, Beyond Burgers and Others

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