FDA Rejects Hearing Request On Impossible Burger Color Additive

By Beth Wang / December 27, 2019 at 10:43 AM
FDA has denied a consumer advocacy group’s call for a hearing on the agency’s approval of a color additive used in the plant-based Impossible Burger. The agency argues the petitioner, Center for Food Safety, did not provide enough data to back up its claims that additional testing should have been done on the additive and that the agency’s approval violated environmental law. At issue is an FDA rule, published Aug. 1, that declared soy leghemoglobin as safe for use in...

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