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Planterra Foods

Lafayette, CO 80026
United States

OZO™ is dedicated to delivering foods that are abundantly flavorful, naturally nutritious and positively delicious. Foods that broaden choices and bring new possibilities. From first sight and taste to last bite, OZO™’s plant-based nutrition is all-around awe-inspiring. Brimming with benefits (for you & the planet!), their foods help you eat well, feel better and live your best. Taste the Good in Life, with OZO™.

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PLANT-BASED PROTEIN BRAND OZO BRINGS FLAVORFUL NEW OPTION TO RETAIL AND E-COMMERCE MARKETPLACE

Residents Across Country to Get Taste of Clean Protein Solution via Special Road Tour from
Colorado-based Start-up Planterra Foods

Lafayette, Colo. (June 18, 2020) – Raising the bar to deliver a plant-based protein offering with clean ingredients, exceptional taste and nutrition, Colorado-based Planterra Foods is making its debut this month in retail outlets and direct-to-consumer e-commerce with its introductory line of OZO™. Consumers looking for a delicious new plant-based protein can take a bite of OZO™ Burgers (two-4 oz patties), Ground (12 oz), and Mexican-Seasoned Ground (12 oz) just in time for summer grilling and new recipe ideas. Made with transparent, straightforward and no artificial ingredients, the OZO™ protein offerings are certified vegan by BeVeg and non-GMO. What’s better, consumers can feel good knowing they are eating a clean protein option made with simple soy-free ingredients that is full of flavor and good for the planet.
Powered by an exclusive proprietary blend of pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushrooms, all of the new OZO™ products are an excellent source of protein (with up to 22 grams per serving). They contain no cholesterol and less calories, fat and saturated fat than 80% lean ground beef, as well as other leading plant-based protein brands currently in the market. OZO™ features a high-quality pea protein that is a great source of iron, and has been known to aid in muscle growth, weight loss and heart health. The Planterra team is also passionate about making a positive impact on the planet and environment, and the OZO™ product line uses recyclable trays and cartons to store products, and plant-based ink on all of its packaging.
Setting itself apart from other plant-based protein offerings, Planterra Foods utilizes an innovative fermentation process that makes the delicious OZO™ line of products easily digestible for the body. Planterra Foods uses a high-quality pea and rice protein that relies on the fermentation of shiitake mycelia (root) to create a nutritionally superior product that enhances the taste and minimizes the flavor impact, while improving the digestibility of the plant-based protein.
“Our team at Planterra Foods is leading you in the world of plant-based protein with all the flavors and foods you love most, and we are starting this journey with the debut of OZO™,” said Darcey Macken, CEO of Planterra Foods. “We pride ourselves in being an approachable plant-based brand and OZO™ is made so simply just like you would make in your own kitchen. We can’t wait for people to try OZO™ for the first time and experience the joy of eating good, nutritious food where taste is paramount. We are focused on feeding future generations and especially those looking to flex the variety of proteins they bring to the table.”
At a time when consumers are looking for new protein alternatives, Planterra Foods will literally be meeting them curbside as a specially-equipped fleet of OZO™ vans will cross the country to deliver free freshly cooked
samples of OZO™ plant-based burgers, individually wrapped and ready to eat. OZO™ sampling vans will safely disperse in June making stops in Denver/Boulder, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles, followed by Seattle and Portland, in July. In addition, special deliveries will be made to fire stations, hospitals and other locations to serve frontline workers this summer. With more than one million free samples of OZO™ to be delivered in the next 12 months, more stops for consumers across the country will be added for the fall and winter, including San Francisco, Atlanta and Nashville.
OZO™ offerings will be available this June for purchase at a variety of retail outlets including: Albertsons and Safeway locations in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming; Kroger* stores in 12 states (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee) and, as well as military bases across the country. In addition to retail outlets, consumers across the country can get a taste of OZO™ at their doorstep by buying directly through the OZO™ website, OZOFoods.com, and through online, mobile, and retail via Wild Fork Foods. Without the use of distributors and traditional retail shops, Florida-based Wild Fork Foods** sells direct to consumer with Miami and West Palm Beach retail outlets offering free same-day pick-up and same-day delivery (within 10 miles of store) and shipping for customers in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. Additional retail outlets, along with a comprehensive foodservice portfolio launch, for OZO™ products are planned for the summer.
For additional information, visit PlanterraFoods.com and OZOFoods.com, and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. Interested distributors, operators and retailers can connect with Planterra Foods by calling 1-877-5PLANTS.

OZO Sets out to Establish the New Standard for Clean Plant-Based Protein
New plant-based protein brand OZO™, powered by start-up Colorado business Planterra Foods, is making its debut at grocery stores nationwide beginning in April, providing consumers with a clean protein option that delivers exceptional taste and nutrition. Where superior taste meets convenience, OZO™ is raising the bar on plant-based protein offerings for today’s consumer who doesn’t want to compromise flavor to eat well.
The new line of plant-based products will officially launch with Burgers, Ground, Mexican-Seasoned Ground and Italian-Style Meatballs, and foodservice and club packs are also planned for 2020. The four OZO™ protein offerings are non-GMO, do not contain soy, and feature transparent, straightforward and no artificial ingredients. Powered by an exclusive proprietary blend of pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushrooms, all of the new OZO™ products are an excellent source of protein (with up to 22 grams per serving) and contain no cholesterol and less calories, fat and saturated fat than 80% lean ground beef, as well as leading plant-based protein brands currently in the market.
Planterra Foods was planning to introduce OZO™ at Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. March 3-7, but decided to pull out of the trade show last minute due to the growing concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.
“We can’t wait for people to try - and fall for - OZO™ this spring. We know the flavor and quality of our OZO™ products will change the current plant-based food landscape, making them a staple in consumers’ homes as a new go-to source of protein, regardless of whether meat is consumed as a regular part of one’s diet or not,” said Darcey Macken, CEO of Planterra Foods. “It’s all about people who want to eat something that’s flavorful and also good for you and the planet. Our goal is to grow flexitarian consumption through offering a positive protein solution for everyone. Eating delicious food is one of the greatest joys in life, and Planterra is delivering protein choices that are OZO™ good.”
OZO’s™ fermentation process used in developing its recipes makes the delicious plant protein easily
digestible for the body. OZO™ features a high-quality pea protein that is a great source of iron, and has
been known to aid in muscle growth, weight loss and heart health. The Planterra team is also passionate
about making a positive impact on the planet and environment, the OZO™ product line uses recyclable
trays and cartons to store products, and plant-based ink on all of its packaging.
The OZO™ product line will range in retail price from $5.99 to $7.99. Kicking off this spring, the OZO™
team is hitting the road on an expansive coast-to-coast sampling tour through December, with stops in
multiple cities, giving up to 750,000 consumers a taste of their mouthwatering plant-based protein
offerings.
“With just one bite, we’re confident that OZO™ will set a new standard of excellence,” said Macken.
“We recognize there are other protein offerings out there, which is why we’re adamant on having strong
points of difference in our products. This category needs better tasting food from real ingredients that
appeals to the whole family, and we’re confident that OZO™ products deliver. These four products are
just the beginning of many tasteful offerings that Planterra Foods plans to introduce. Consumers can
anticipate finding additional plant-based innovation on shelves by the end of this year.”
For additional information, visit www.PlanterraFoods.com and www.OZOFoods.com, and join the
conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. Interested distributors, operators
and retailers can connect with Planterra Foods by calling 1-877-5PLANTS.
NEW PLANT-BASED PROTEIN BRAND OZO TO DEBUT AT NATURAL FOODS EXPO WEST

Boulder County, Colo. (March 2020) – New plant-based protein brand OZO™, powered by start-up Colorado business Planterra Foods, is making its debut at Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. March 3-7. Planterra Foods will give attendees a savory sneak peak of OZO™ and what’s to come as they provide consumers with a clean protein option that delivers exceptional taste and nutrition. Where superior taste meets convenience, OZO™ is raising the bar on plant-based protein offerings for today’s consumer who doesn’t want to compromise flavor to eat well.


The new line of plant-based products will officially launch with Burgers, Ground, Mexican-Seasoned Ground and Italian-Style Meatballs in grocery stores across the United States beginning in April, and foodservice and club packs are also planned for 2020. The four OZO™ protein offerings are non-GMO, do not contain soy, and feature transparent, straightforward and all natural ingredients. Powered by an exclusive proprietary blend of pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushrooms, all of the new OZO™ products are an excellent source of protein (with up to 22 grams per serving) and contain no cholesterol and less calories, fat and saturated fat than 80% lean ground beef, as well as leading plant-based protein brands currently in the market.


“We can’t wait for people to try - and fall for - OZO™ this spring. We know the flavor and quality of our OZO™ products will change the current plant-based food landscape, making them a staple in consumers’ homes as a new go-to source of protein, regardless of whether meat is consumed as a regular part of one’s diet or not,” said Darcey Macken, CEO of Planterra Foods. “It’s all about people who want to eat something that’s flavorful and also good for you and the planet. Our goal is to grow flexitarian consumption through offering a positive protein solution for everyone. Eating delicious food is one of the greatest joys in life, and Planterra is delivering protein choices that are OZO™ good.”


OZO’s™ fermentation process used in developing its recipes makes the delicious plant protein easily digestible for the body. OZO™ features a high-quality pea protein that is a great source of iron, which can aid in muscle growth, weight loss and heart health. The Planterra team is also passionate about making a positive impact on the planet and environment with pea protein which requires less water and energy sources. In addition, the OZO™ product line uses recyclable trays and cartons to store products, and plant-based ink on all of its packaging.


The OZO™ product line will range in retail price from $5.99 to $7.99. Kicking off at Expo West in March, the OZO™ team is hitting the road on an expansive coast-to-coast sampling tour through December, with stops in multiple cities, giving up to 750,000 consumers a taste of their mouthwatering plant-based protein offerings.
“With just one bite, we’re confident that OZO™ will set a new standard of excellence,” said Macken. “We recognize there are other protein offerings out there, which is why we’re adamant on having strong points of difference in our products. This category needs better tasting food from real ingredients that appeals to the whole family, and we’re confident that OZO™ products deliver. These four products are just the beginning of many tasteful offerings that Planterra Foods plans to introduce. Consumers can anticipate finding additional plant-based innovation on shelves by the end of this year.”


For additional information, visit www.PlanterraFoods.com and www.OZOFoods.com, and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. Interested distributors, operators and retailers can connect with Planterra Foods by calling 1-877-5PLANTS.

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