Pandemic Jump in Frozen Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market Hides Divergent Trends

Will Kreznick

CLEVELAND, Aug. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new Freedonia Group analysis finds that sales of frozen meat, poultry, and seafood packaging spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand in 2020 nearly 6% high than in 2019.

However, this growth rate hides very divergent trends. While frozen meat, poultry, and seafood (MPS) sales were up strongly for consumers, demand in the foodservice market fell sharply, hindered by restaurant closures early in the pandemic and reduced foodservice business for 2020 overall.

Some Retail Frozen MPS Sales Soared 30-40% Early in Pandemic

Retail sales of frozen meat, poultry, and seafood skyrocketed in

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FDA Expands Recall Of Frozen Shrimp Due To Salmonella Risks : NPR

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The FDA recently expanded a recall of frozen shrimp products from Avanti Frozen Foods.

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The FDA recently expanded a recall of frozen shrimp products from Avanti Frozen Foods.

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It’s time to check your freezer: A nationwide recall of frozen shrimp has been expanded due to salmonella risks.

The FDA over the weekend widened an ongoing recall of frozen shrimp products from Avanti Frozen Foods. The affected products are cooked, peeled and deveined frozen shrimp sold in various packaging sizes, with or without cocktail sauce, at stores nationwide

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Life Cuisine has 10 new meals in a frozen food aisle near you

Will Kreznick

Eating healthy is never as easy as it should be. It’s hard to know what to put together and what’s actually healthy and what just claims to be. That’s what makes actual healthy food in the frozen food section so great. All you have to do is grab it, heat it up, and go, and that’s what Life Cuisine is all about.

They offer tons of meals that allow you to eat all the things you love

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Food Bank of Northern Indiana distribution sites August 18-31

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The Food Bank of Northern Indiana released the times and locations where they will be distributing free boxes of food for August 18-31.

This is a drive-through distribution of pre-boxed and pre-bagged items.

The boxes are free and will be distributed first come, first served.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – LaPorte County
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT
Where: First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN 46350
*This distribution is sponsored by United Way of LaPorte County and will serve 300 households.

 

Monday, August 23, 2021 – Kosciusko County
9 a.m. – Noon ET
Where: New Life Church, 

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Tattooed Chef expands presence in frozen foods aisle, moves into chilled and refrigerated foods

Will Kreznick

Originally founded in 2009 as Ittella Parent – an importer of Italian vegetable products – the company transitioned into the private label food category and began producing frozen products in 2015.

Around the same time, Sarah Galletti, the inspiration behind the brand name “Tattooed Chef”​ and creative director of the brand, led the company’s transition from a producer of private label frozen vegetables to a branded, frozen plant-based meals and snacks company.

Tattooed Chef went public via a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) deal between Forum Merger II and Ittella International in October 2020 and began publicly trading on

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