US regulators have ended their investigations into Hampton Creek's purchases of its own Just Mayo products.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly studying whether US firm Hampton Creek violated regulations by not revealing it was buying its own vegan mayonnaise Just Mayo from stores.
The global food industry is ripe for a "transformation" that will be driven by investments in food start-ups that use plant-based products, according to a co-founder of the Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Powerplant Ventures.
The CEO of Hampton Creek has hit back at claims the US eggless mayo maker used employees to support an undercover operation to buy hundreds of jars of flagship product Just Mayo while investors were sought to buy equity in the fledgling firm.
US eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek is reportedly looking to raise fresh capital to fund expansion plans.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the activities of the American Egg Board after emails came to light suggesting the board's chief executive was working to directly undermine egg-free spread producer Hampton Creek.
Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. has invested in US egg-free spread maker Hampton Creek, the owner of controversial brand Just Mayo.
US firm Hampton Creek is looking to "accelerate" its expansion in Europe and Asia after raising US$90m in funding from investors.
Unilever has filed a lawsuit against US firm Hampton Creek, alleging its Just Mayo product is a fraud and damaging to the mayonnaise sector.
In a surprise agreement, the US Food and Drug Administration has said egg-free mayonnaise maker Hampton Creek can continue to use the Just Mayo brand.
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