Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Soy additive wins court approval

A court in California has approved the use of a soybean ingredient in Impossible Food’s plant protein burgers.

The Center for Food Safety had petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to disallow the use of the genetically modified additive, which is used to impart a realistic "blood" color to Impossible's burgers.

 On Monday, the Ninth District Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the agency's original decision approving use of heme, dating to 2019. 

At that time, the FDA's approval opened the door for Impossible Foods to add retail distribution to its restaurant sales.