Petition to Stop the FDA’s Attack on Hampton Creek
Clearly Veg readers, we now have ONE MONTH to get 100,000 signatures on a Whitehouse.gov petition in order to get the Obama administrator to officially respond to the FDA’s unfair attack on Hampton Creek for their lack of egg use in their vegan mayonnaise, Just Mayo.
The petition reads:
The FDA is attacking one innovative company on behalf of the established ones.
Hampton Creek developed a better recipe using plants, not eggs, and created a product called Just Mayo.
Rather than demanding they add eggs or change the name of the product, the FDA should update its own definitions to reflect modern realities and improved nutrition.
Just Mayo looks, tastes, and performs exactly the same as historic mayonnaise recipes, so keeping the name would actually be a consumer benefit.
I hope the FDA truly wants to foster the innovation clearly stated in its mission. Please drop the actions against Hampton Creek.
This is a food company that aligns with my values and demonstrates perfectly the American spirit of innovation. Don’t let the FDA stifle them at the request of big business
For those of you that haven’t heard, earlier this week we covered the news that the FDA sent a warning letter to Bay Area food tech company Hampton Creek, demanding that they add eggs to Just Mayo or face legal action because of their oddly-specific mayonnaise guidelines. Since then, it’s become pretty transparent that America’s most popular condiment is big business and that the FDA is likely being pushed by special interests, despite food nomenclature not being equally enforced for other foods (e.g. hot dogs don’t contain dog meat nor are they necessarily hot). Please help out – sign the petition and set a precedent, that the dairy, egg and meat industries can’t successfully attack food innovators that are creating alternatives to unsustainable ‘traditions.’