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· Veggie 'meat' maker sets sights on Indonesia and South Korea
… Its main product is OmniPork, a substitute for minced pork made of soy and rice…
· McDonald’s Adds Its First Meatless Options to the Menu in China
… McDonald's China is Expanding its Meatless Menu with OmniPork ...
Veggie 'meat' maker sets sights on Indonesia and South Korea
Hong Kong's Green Monday builds plant in Taiwan; aims to expand capacity tenfold
Nana Shibata, Nikkei Asia (Japan)
April 1, 2021
TOKYO -- Hong Kong's Green Monday will begin selling plant-based meat substitutes in Indonesia and South Korea as the coronavirus pandemic raises health awareness across the world.
In a recent interview with Nikkei Asia, CEO David Yeung said Green Monday will start offering its products in the two Asian countries by June. The Hong Kong-based company set up by Yeung in 2012 will focus on Halal products in Indonesia. Its main product is OmniPork, a substitute for minced pork made of soy and rice.
The CEO also revealed that the company is planning to build a facility in Taiwan that Green Monday aims to begin production by the end of this year and one in China that will start in the third quarter. With these new plants, the company's total capacity will be 10 times bigger than the current level, Yeung said.
He said the investment in Taiwan will likely be lower than $20 million and the new plant, together with existing ones in Thailand, will manufacture products for sale domestically and as exports. The Chinese factory will serve the local market.
Green Monday is benefiting from a shift away from meat consumption to diets that are more plant-based...
McDonald’s Adds Its First Meatless Options to the Menu in China
Maxwell Rabb, The Beet.
March 25, 2021
Fast-food giant McDonald’s debuted its first plant-based meat option in China: A vegan spam sandwich made by Hong Kong company OmniPork. The restaurant rolled out this plant-based meat option in three cities across China: Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. The McDonald’s menus in China now include the OmniPork Luncheon Meat that hit menus in Hong Kong and Macau in 2020. Last October, OmniPork became available at 280 McDonald’s locations and 122 McCafe outlets, and now the fast-food company is expanding the accessibility to this plant-based option.
“This collaboration is long-anticipated after last October’s launch in Hong Kong and Macau,” OnmiFoods Founder David Yeung said. “On behalf of the Green Monday team, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to McDonald’s China for making this impactful collaboration become reality. By introducing tasty and sustainable menu innovation, the planet, our animal friends along with any new generation customers will be overjoyed to sing ‘Ba da ba ba ba ... I’m lovin’ it.’”
The partnership between OmniFoods and McDonald’s China marks the first time that McDonald’s China has worked with a vegan meat brand. The chain is releasing five new vegetarian items that include breakfast wraps and sandwiches.
McDonald's China is Expanding its Meatless Menu with OmniPork ...