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Impossible Foods Wins Ruling to Continue Use of Key Additive

Impossible Foods Joins Rival Beyond Meat In Supermarkets
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Impossible Foods won a court ruling that allows it to continue using a key additive in its popular meat substitute over the objections of a food safety group.

The federal appeals court in San Francisco on Monday upheld a decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve the use of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in Impossible’s imitation beef patties. The 2019 decision removed a hurdle for Impossible in extending its burger sales from restaurants to grocery stores.