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The Meatless “Impossible Burger” Fails to Get FDA Approval
Their secret sauce gives the patty a meaty taste and bloody look—but is it safe to eat?
BY ALISA HRUSTICPUBLISHED: AUG 9, 2017
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For the past year, the “Impossible Burger,” a vegan burger that resembles meat, has been popping up on menus across New York City, California, and Texas.
The company’s goal isn’t to convert meat-lovers into vegans, though. Their mission is environmental change, since they claim the creation of their burgers uses 95 percent less land and 74 percent less water than your favorite beef-based patties, sans any artificial hormones or antibiotics. (Check out our full review of the Impossible Burger here.)
But the burger, which even mimics “beefy blood” with plant-based ingredients, is struggling to gain the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) stamp of approval, The New York Times reports.
While that secret sauce may give their patty a meaty taste and bloody look, what it’s made of is raising some questions. The sauce utilizes soy leghemoglobin, which is found in soybean plant roots. Impossible Foods uses genetically engineered yeast to create it in the company’s lab, which has never been consumed by humans before and could be a potential allergen, the NYT notes.
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“F.D.A. believes the arguments presented, individually and collectively, do not establish the safety of soy leghemoglobin for consumption, nor do they point to a general recognition of safety,” FDA officials wrote in a memo shared with the NYT.
To be fair, the FDA didn’t state that soy leghemoglobin is unsafe, either, so Impossible Foods is free to continue selling its burger. Plus, the FDA’s approval is not required for new ingredients and companies are allowed run their own tests to determine safety. If the FDA truly believed the sauce to be a public health risk based on their findings, they could yank the burger from menus if necessary.
“The Impossible Burger is safe,” Rachel Konrad, a spokeswoman for Impossible Foods, said in a statement. “A key ingredient of the Impossible Burger—heme—is an ancient molecule found in every living organism.”
Kondrad told the NYT the burger is “entirely safe to eat” and “fully compliant with all FDA regulations.” The company would just like to take any extra steps to ensure full transparency with their customers. In a statement released yesterday, Impossible Foods highlighted the extensive testing of their ingredients.
“A panel of food safety and allergy experts at three universities unanimously reaffirmed last week that soy leghemoglobin, a protein from the roots of soy plants, is generally recognized as safe, or ‘GRAS.’ GRAS means a food is safe to be consumed under U.S. regulations. This is the second time the expert panel has unanimously found that soy leghemoglobin is safe. In 2014, the food safety and allergy experts at the University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin and Virginia Commonwealth University found that soy leghemoglobin is GRAS,” the statement reads.
We get it, you want to know what’s in your food. The best way to do that? Make your own damn veggie burger if you want to skip the beef. This recipe should do the trick.
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