The FDA Has Finally Approved the Impossible Burger to Be Sold at Grocery Stores

Photo: Gizmodo Despite a flashy debut at CES 2019 for version 2.0 of its Impossible Burger, Impossible Foods has only been able to sell its plant-based fake meat patties to restaurants and fast food joints. But the FDA has finally given its approval for a key blood-simulating ingredient that makes the Impossible Burger look, feel, and taste beef-like, and starting on September 4 the company can finally sell it directly to consumers. Although one of the first plant-based burgers to make news for being nearly indistinguishable from a burger made from actual beef, consumers have only been able to find products from Impossible Foods’ competitors, such as the Beyond Burger, in grocery stores. Beyond Meat’s products are definitely a step up from the often disappointing veggie burgers of the past, but it’s the Impossible Burger that manages to nearly perfectly emulate cooked ground beef , both in flavor and with simulated blood made possible by an ingredient called soy leghemoglobin. And it’s that ingredient that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally approved as being safe for use in uncooked products that consumers can directly purchase, despite previous concerns over it being a potential allergen. Last year the […]

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