First on CNN Business: Asia's fake pork titan sets its sights on the next 'big' thing


By Michelle Toh, CNN Business

via KAKE (KS) - Jun 8, 2021


OmniFoods, the Hong Kong startup best known for its fake pork product "OmniPork," is jumping on what it sees as the next phenomenon: plant-based seafood.


In an announcement first shared with CNN Business, the company said Tuesday it is launching a new line of products that include alternatives to fish fillets, fish burgers and cuts of tuna.


"It is very much the major white space that has not been tapped," David Yeung, founder of Green Monday Group, OmniFoods' parent company, said in an interview, noting the announcement was timed to coincide with World Oceans Day. "Everyone has been obviously focused on beef, chicken, pork."


Though it still has yet to hit the mainstream, Yeung argues that consumers are ready for vegan seafood, especially as the appetite for plant-based offerings continues to grow and as documentaries, such as the Netflix hit "Seaspiracy," spark conversation.


"People really are awakening now," he said...


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