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Modern Meat launches co-branded vegan pie with tartistes

by CM Staff   

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Modern Plant-Based Foods Inc. has announced that Modern Meat has teamed up with Tartistes to create a co-branded plant-based Shepherd's pie.

VANCOUVER — Modern Plant-Based Foods Inc. has announced that Modern Meat, its meat alternative division, has teamed up with Tartistes to create a co-branded plant-based Shepherd’s pie now available to retailers and food emporiums across Canada through two food service distributors.

Since 2009, Tartistes have been making a variety of frozen savoury and sweet pastry products as well as ready-to-bake pastry shells and patisserie shells. Produced in a manufacturing facility in Burnaby, BC, Tartistes products are sold both branded retail packaged and bulk in regions of Canada and the U.S.A., including Western Canada, Ontario, Washington, Oregon, California and Texas.

Tartistes has built a distribution network holding agreements with distributors including Albertsons, Bakemark, GFS, Sysco, KeHE, Snow Cap Enterprises and Tony’s Fine Foods.

“We are witnessing a groundswell of interest in our plant-based meat alternatives and the demand from consumers is that the foods are presented in innovative ways,” stated Tara Haddad, Founder and CEO of Modern Plant-Based Foods in a company statement.


“Our plant-based crumble, developed by Chef Karen Barnaby, is so versatile and can be used in many applications. Low in fat and free of chemicals, additives, soy, gluten, nuts and GMOs, it is the ideal filling for vegan artisan pies using the incredible recipes and pastries of Tartistes.”

According to the Good Food Institute, consumer appetite for plant-based foods is surging as consumers increasingly make the switch to foods that match their changing values and desire for more sustainable options.


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