Superbrewed Food secures self-affirmed GRAS status for ‘postbiotic cultured protein,’ expects first product launches in 2023

Susan S. Johnson

Unlike ‘precision fermentation’ startups deploying synthetic biology to genetically engineer microbes to produce target molecules, or companies extracting and isolating proteins from soy or peas, Superbrewed Food is growing Non GMO microbes (in this case, a bacterium commonly found in the human gut) for consumption as a whole food source.

While some other players such as Nature’s Fynd also grow protein-packed microbes as whole foods (sometimes referred to as ‘biomass’ fermentation), Superbrewed Food’s microbes are naturally much higher in protein (80%+), said Tracy, who plans to submit a GRAS notification to the FDA after an independent panel of experts found

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