Beyond Meat, Inc. announced the fourth generation of its core beef platform, Beyond IV, resulting in the unveiling of the company's new Beyond Burger®? and Beyond Beef®? exclusively at retail.

The new platform raises the bar for plant-based meat products and center-of-the-plate protein generally, and further cements Beyond Meat's commitment to creating plant-based meat products that not only taste delicious but deliver important nutritional benefits. The Beyond IV product lines are the result of a multi-year research effort in collaboration with leading medical and nutrition experts designed to meet the standards of top health organizations. Additionally, Beyond Meat reduced the sodium in the new platform by 20, and added nutrient-dense plant-based ingredients including red lentil and faba bean protein while simultaneously simplifying the ingredient list.

These strong advancements in nutrition have qualified the new products to be recognized by the nation's leading health organizations, including the American Diabetes Association's evidence-based nutritional guidelines for its Better Choices for Life program and being included in a collection of heart-healthy recipes certified by the American Heart Association's Heart-Check program. Additionally, the new products have received Good Housekeeping's coveted Nutritionist Approved Emblem which assesses food products based on specific nutritional criteria as well as taste, simplicity, and transparency, and are the first plant-based meat products to be Clean Label Project Certified. The new Beyond Burger and Beyond Beef offer: An excellent source of protein with 21g per serving (more protein than 80/20 beef) derived from peas, brown rice, red lentils and faba beans.

Just 2g of sat fat derived from avocado oil (75% less sat fat than 80/20 beef) 20% less sodium than the previous version No cholesterol No added antibiotics or hormones. To celebrate the new platform, and give consumers an inside look as the company chases the perfect build of meat from plants, Beyond Meat created a documentary-style short film featuring leading doctors, nutritionists, ecologists, and historians who explore the powerful and urgent opportunity to simultaneously heal bodies and earth by putting plant-based nutrition at the center of the plate, a teaser for which is being made available on the Beyond Meat YouTube channel. Growing portfolio of nutritious and delicious plant-based meat products The announcement follows expanded distribution of the company's healthy and delicious Beyond Steak®?, which remains the #1 selling new plant-based meat item in retail, and has received multiple health and culinary accolades including earning Heart-Check certification from the American Heart Association.