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Daiya Prepares to Launch Next Generation of Plant-Based Cheese Through Major Investment In Fermentation Technology

Posted on March 1, 2023

Leading plant-based food brand to apply traditional dairy fermentation methods to plants in major category breakthrough. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (March 1, 2023) — Daiya, the company that kickstarted the plant-based cheese category in North America 15 years ago, has announced a multi-million-dollar investment in fermentation technology that will enable it to create a plant-based cheese Read on …

Vegconomist Interview with Dan Hua

Posted on October 6, 2021

Daiya: “We Remain Steadfast in Our Commitment to Creating Foods That Are Better for People and Planet” With its name created as a play on the words “Dairy” and “Dayaa” – Sanskrit for “loving, kindness and compassion” – the brand supplies vegan cheese to fast food chains such as Johnny Rockets and created the first-to-market pizza Read on …

Daiya American Style Slices Wins Coveted 2021 People Food Award

Posted on September 17, 2021

People Food Awards 2021: The Best Supermarket Products of the Year Our testers ate, drank and cooked more than 2,000 different items to find the most delicious new grocery products.  

Daiya Appoints Melissa Lee as CFP

Posted on June 15, 2021

Melissa Lee appointed CFO

Daiya, pioneer of plant-based foods, welcomes new finance lead with over 20 years of Walmart and Unilever experience. VANCOUVER, BC, June 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Michael Watt, Chief Executive Officer of Daiya Foods, today announced the appointment of finance veteran Melissa Lee to the position of Chief Financial Officer for the company. As a member of the Daiya Senior Leadership Team, Read on …

Business in Vancouver Magazine

Posted on February 6, 2021

Business in Vancouver Magazine, one of Canada’s leading business media outlets, issued their inaugural profile of the province’s most prominent and influential leaders, and we are more than pleased to share Michael Watt, CEO of Daiya, is profiled as a Food Industry leader. More on BIV influential leaders here.

Protein Industries Canada announces investment into new plant-based products made using Canadian-grown crops

Posted on January 6, 2021

Pea and canola protein ingredients will deliver on taste with appealing health benefits Winnipeg, Manitoba — Today, Protein Industries Canada announced a co-investment into a project that will utilize some of Canada’s most widely grown crops in the development of new plant-based foods and ingredients. Merit Functional Foods, TWC Nutrition, Daiya Foods and Grand River Read on …


Daiya Brings Joy and Delight to Consumers with Latest Innovations

Posted on April 29, 2020

Pioneer of plant-based foods introduces new gluten-free, thin crust pizzas, shreds made with chickpea protein and more VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 29, 2020  — With a goal of delighting both people and the planet, especially during these unprecedented times, Daiya, the pioneer of plant-based foods, announced today the introduction of multiple great-tasting products. These new additions Read on …

Daiya’s COVID-19 Response

Posted on March 18, 2020

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To our valued consumers and customers, Over the last several weeks, like you, Daiya Foods has been monitoring the recent increase in cases of COVID-19. During these uncertain times, the health and safety of our team members, their families and the community is of paramount concern. We realize that the prevention of transmission and exposure Read on …

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