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FDA Authorizes Leghemoglobin from Soybeans as an Additive

08/11/2019

Soy Leghemoglobin has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for addition to ground beef substitutes derived from vegetable ingredients. Leghemoglobin is used by Impossible Burger to produce a color resembling ground beef.

Impossible Foods filed the color additive petition in early November 2018 and after review of data, the FDA concluded that “there is a reasonable certainty of no harm from this use of so leghemoglobin as a color additive”.

The decision by FDA is subject to a 30-day period for objections to be filed.

If Impossible Burger is allowed to add leghemoglobin to their products, they will be able to market vegetable-based meat substitutes at retail to complement their penetration of the QSR market for substitute beef burgers.


 
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