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Remilk receives regulatory approval by Singapore Food Authority (SFA) and No Question Letter from FDA

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AUTHOR: Stef Bottinelli
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Israeli foodtech start-up Remilk, which makes animal-free dairy protein through a yeast-based fermentation process, has received regulatory approval from the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) and a ‘No Questions Letter’ from the FDA.

Approval from the SFA means that Remilk will now be able to sell its proprietary animal-free milk protein in the country. Furthermore, the start-up has received a FDA’s ‘No Question Letter’ indicating that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted an expert panel’s unanimous conclusion that Remilk’s animal-free whey protein can be safely used in food products under Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) standards.
In 2022, Remilk declared its Self-Affirmed GRAS status in compliance with the FDA’s requirements, allowing it to begin sales of its protein in the US.

Both SFA’s approval and the No Questions Letter we received from the FDA serve as further proof that our animal-free milk protein is bioidentical to its cow-derived counterpart and safe for consumption“, said Aviv Wolff, Remilk’s CEO and co-founder. “Humans have consumed milk proteins as a staple source of high-quality nutrition for millennia. Remilk’s animal-free protein maintains these great benefits, enabling us to reinvent dairy that is kinder, and significantly more sustainable. We take pride in these regulatory approvals and look forward to a continued global focus on unlocking the future of food.

Since being founded in 2019 Remilk has gone from strength to strength. After raising $120 million (£92M) in April 2022, the start-up announced it would build a plant in Denmark for the production of its protein, which the company said would be the largest cow-free milk production facility in the world. The following July, it signed a deal with Central Bottling Company (CBC Group), one of Israel’s largest food companies and producers of dairy, to launch a new line of dairy drinks, cheeses and yoghurts using Remilk’s animal-free milk protein.

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