Perfect Day receives FDA approval for its fermentation-derived dairy protein

April 15, 2020
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Perfect Day received "no objection" from the FDA for its dairy protein ingredient beta-lactoglobulin, produced in an engineered strain of Trichoderma reesei. This definitive decision based on the company's self-affirmed GRAS status is a key milestone as Perfect Day looks to ramp up production and get to the market following its recent $140 million Series C funding. As Lux pointed out, the FDA's amendment on voluntary GRAS affirmation will significantly reduce waiting time for regulatory approval, often a key hurdle for commercializing new food ingredients produced using microbial fermentation. Clients should expect to see similar developments on the regulatory front from other startups targeting the fermentation-derived food proteins space.

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