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McCain Announces a Partnership with NUGGS

McCain Announces a Partnership with NUGGS

McCain Announces a Partnership with NUGGS

July 9, 2019
McCain Foods, the global leader in frozen french fries, potato specialties and appetizers, announces a new strategic partnership and lead investment in NUGGS, a New York based start-up which has developed an innovative plant-based chicken nugget alternative.

The partnership combines NUGGS pioneering textured pea protein technology and breakthrough research & development process with McCain’s production and commercial expertise to accelerate the brand’s growth and deliver market scale.

NUGGS research and development process is based on a unique iterative methodology, whereby the product is constantly improved based on continuous consumer feedback.

The latest version of NUGGS plant-based chicken nugget alternative accurately simulates traditional chicken nuggets and tastes great. Compared to an animal-based chicken nugget, the NUGGS product is higher in protein and lower in calories.

Mauro Pennella, Chief Growth Officer at McCain Foods:

“NUGGS is an incredible product in itself and a very tasty chicken nugget simulation. Furthermore, the NUGGS teams approach to fast, iterative innovation, based on constant consumer feedback is a great way to create products people love.”
McCain’s partnership in NUGGS is aligned to its long-term sustainability priorities and strengthens its role as a partner to food and farming technology entrepreneurs.
Companies in this Article
McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialities, employing approximately 18,000 people and operating 50 production facilities on six continents.
McCain Foods (Canada) is a division of McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest processor of French fries and specialty potato products.