人造肉公司 Impossible Foods 获准在杂货店销售产品

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Impossible Foods has removed the last regulatory hurdle to selling products in grocery stores after obtaining FDA approval.
The company plans to put its Impossible line on the shelves of grocery stores in September to keep up with its rival Beyond Meat.
The news came as Impossible Foods said they had signed a large supply agreement with OSI Group, a food processing company, to increase its supply of Impossible vegetarian hamburgers.
Impossible Foods has been facing a shortage of products, they can not produce quickly to meet the growing needs of customers.
The company has signed more agreements with fast-food suppliers, including Burger King, White Castle and Qdoba, to provide its Impossible protein pies and powdered foods to a growing number of fast-food outlets, in which case supply constraints have become increasingly acute. Sharp.
Currently, Impossible Foods products are available in more than 10,000 locations worldwide.
Earlier this year, Impossible Foods hired Dennis Woodside and Sheetal Shah to expand the company’s production scale and help it enter the international market. In the early summer of this year, the company began selling products in Singapore.
In May, Impossible Foods not only brought in new executives, but also received new financial support. The company has completed $300 million in financing, with investors including Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, UBS, Viking Global Investors and Pale. Temasek, Sailing Capital and Open Philanthropy Project
With FDA approval, Impossible Foods will now be able to compete with its main competitor, Beyond Meat. In addition, getting regulatory approval will help dispel doubts about the safety of soybean hemoglobin, which have lingered since the company expanded in the United States.
Last July, Impossible Foods received a letter from the FDA confirming that the company’s hemoglobin was safe to eat, according to a panel of food safety experts.
Since then, Impossible Foods has faced a major obstacle is whether “heme” can be considered as a pigment additive. The FDA approved on Wednesday that heme could be used as a pigment additive.
“We have been working with the FDA for five years to ensure that we fully comply with all food safety regulations, not only Impossible meat burgers, but also future products and marketing channels.” Dana Wagner, chief attorney of Impossible Foods, said, “We have a deep respect for the FDA as the guardian of food safety in the United States. We always abide by all food safety regulations beyond standards and provide the greatest transparency in material composition so that customers can trust us 100 percent.” Products.”
Translator: Wang Canjun (@He Wuyu)
Impossible Foods goes to the grocery store