Tyson Foods introduces snack brand made from food waste

SPRINGDALE, ARK. — The new Yappah protein crisp snack product from Tyson Foods, Inc. is made from such ingredients as chicken breast trim, rescued vegetable puree from juicing and spent grain from beer brewing. The new product is part of the Yappah brand, which is designed to be an umbrella under which future products will be launched that help address social and sustainability challenges related to food, according to the company.

The Yappah protein crisps come in four varieties, two made with vegetable puree and two made with spent grain. The vegetable puree varieties come in chicken carrot curry and chicken celery mojo flavors. The spent grain items are available in chicken I.P.A. white cheddar and chicken shandy beer flavors.

“With the protein crisps we are taking ‘forgotten’ ingredients and crafting them into a delicious protein snack,” said Rizal Hamdallah, head of Tyson Foods’ Innovation Lab. “For the Yappah brand, sustainability is not an add-on, it’s our D.N.A. Fighting food waste is just the beginning.”

The brand is not currently available in retail outlets. It is available on Indiegogo, a crowd-funding platform through the month of May. That launch will be followed by a 90-day pilot at one Chicago-based supermarket.

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