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Plant-based start-up Next Meats set to launch “Next Pork” in October

Japan-based Next Meats Co, best known for creating plant-based barbeque meats, has added a pork offering to their list of animal-alternative products.

7 September 2021, at 8:32am

Ryo Shirai, Co-founder of Next Meats Co. and CEO of Next Meats Holdings, says they are thrilled to be able to respond to the myriad requests they had received from fans to develop a pork alternative, and to also release the company's first alternative fish product.

In Japan pork is consumed the most out of all types of meat and seafood is consumed widely as well, so Next Meats believes the release of the Next Pork and Next Tuna is an important step towards a more sustainable future.

The Next Pork will be available as a ready-to-eat meal, with the pork sliced and sauteed in a slightly sweet but savory sauce consisting of soy sauce and ginger—just like "Shoga-yaki", a popular dish in Japan. Next Pork is scheduled to launch first in Japan around October through Next Meats' online shop.

Based in Tokyo, Next Meats is a food-tech venture company that specialises in the research and development of Japanese-style alternative meat products. Its journey of product development began in 2017, and the company was officially established in June of 2020. The company is currently expanding their presence to over nine countries.