UK meat producer Finnebrogue Artisan has announced plans to build a new facility to produce plant-based food in County Down.
According to sources, the Northern Ireland company will invest £25 million ($32 million) to build Europe’s “most advanced” plant-based food factory.
“This state-of-the-art factory, combined with some extraordinary technological leaps in new product development, will enable us to make nutritionally balanced, delicious and sustainable plant-based food that’s virtually indistinguishable from the meat we will be imitating. It is a tantalising prospect for flexitarians up and down the United Kingdom”, said a Finnebrogue spokesperson.
Targeted at ‘”flexitarians”, the company’s new range of meat-alternative products are set to be launched in January 2021 under the Finnebrogue’s Naked brand, which already includes a meat-free bacon.
Work on the new factory at Finnebrogue’s County Down headquarters started last July and is expected to be finished by the end of 2020.