The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has submitted a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Office of Food Additive Safety arguing that the sale of “uncooked Impossible Burgers to consumers in grocery stores” is unlawful because FDA “received timely objections to the agency’s approval of Impossible Foods’ color additive petition.” CFS argues that its six objections to FDA’s ruling should have automatically stayed the effective date of the rule. The letter describes grocery stores’ advertising promising the availability of Impossible Burgers, asserting that “such sales are unlawful until there is a valid color additive regulation in place.” The advocacy group concludes by urging FDA to “issue a recall notice to these and other retailers that are currently selling uncooked Impossible Burgers in their grocery stores.”

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