ISRAELI – Remilk, an Israeli pioneer in animal-free dairy, has achieved regulatory approval from Health Canada to introduce its eco-friendly, vegan BLG (beta-lactoglobulin) protein milk to the Canadian market.

The approval, granted through Health Canada’s “Letter of No Objection,” marks a significant milestone for Remilk, as it becomes the fourth country to approve the company’s innovative dairy alternative. The previous approvals were obtained from the United States, Singapore, and Israel.

Dr. Ori Cohavi, co-founder and CTO at Remilk expressed the company’s satisfaction with Health Canada’s acknowledgment of the safety and purity of their animal-free protein.

“Regulatory approvals serve to not only open new markets for the sale of our proteins but, also, as reassurance for both industry and consumers that our protein is the same milk protein they have been consuming and enjoying for decades,” Dr. Cohavi said.

Remilk’s BLG milk protein is produced using precision fermentation, a method that eliminates the need for cows, significantly reducing resource consumption compared to traditional dairy production.

The approach also minimizes methane emissions, addressing environmental concerns associated with dairy farming.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, traditional dairy farming contributes to about 3.7% of total greenhouse gas emissions, primarily through methane released by cows.

Israel’s commitment to advancing alternative proteins as a national objective has positioned Remilk at the forefront of the food technology landscape.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized the importance of enhancing food security and the economy through the development of sustainable food options.

Israel, boasting over 250 food technology companies, continues to lead innovations promoting a more sustainable future.

Remilk’s achievement in Canada is particularly noteworthy as it is the first company producing animal-identical protein to receive Health Canada’s No Objection Letter.

“This is an important day for us at Remilk, and a historic one for Canada as it opens its doors to the new dairy revolution,” Co-Founder and CEO Aviv Wolff stated.

“The company’s global roadmap includes seeking approvals in various countries, with Canada prioritized after obtaining clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration.”

Wolff emphasized Remilk’s commitment to providing consumers with a sustainable and delicious alternative to traditional dairy, without compromising on taste or nutrition.

 “We’re creating the new generation of food that is not only delicious and nutritious but significantly more sustainable and kind to our planet and animals.”

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