[06 August/Food Dive] Tyson Foods is shipping plant-based nuggets under its Raised & Rooted brand and plans to have the product in 4,000 retail stores and in food service distribution by the end of September. Tyson is the largest meatpacker in the US and released the nuggets in June along with a hybrid patty made with a blend of real beef and pea protein isolate. The company has additional plans for nationwide retail launches during the next year with both plant-based and blended protein options under its Raised & Rooted brand. Plant-based products are becoming very popular amongst consumers both among meat and non-meat eaters. If the flavour and cost of their nuggets attract enough consumers, Tyson could enjoy a first-mover advantage and have a hit on its hands.