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Plant-based startup Next Meats set to launch “Next Tuna” in October 2021

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
7 September 2021, at 9:00am

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

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 the company’s first alternative fish product.

Plant-based tuna in a bowl
Next Tuna is the company's first venture into fish alternatives

© Next Meats

Precise details of the Next Tuna will be announced closer to its release, but the product is scheduled to launch first in Japan around October through Next Meats' online shop. According to a recent news release, the company believes that Next Tuna represents an important step towards a more sustainable future.

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 rapidly expanding their presence to over nine countries.