A new food made by a hospital in the US may be one of the world’s first commercially-available baby food that can be made in the kitchen and shipped overseas.
“Fashionable” baby food, the US Food and Drug Administration says, is made by “in-house” manufacturers.
The agency said it is not an official FDA-approved food.
“This is a new technology,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said.
“It’s a new way to make food, but it’s not really an FDA-approved technology.”
The agency says that the company making the food is not licensed by the FDA, which would mean that the food wouldn’t be eligible for approval.
The FDA says the food was manufactured in the USA in October and that it will be tested for safety in “multiple laboratories” over the next two years.
The company is called BioWare BioMed, and it says it has been in business since 2005.
The Food and Drugs Administration says it is investigating whether the food could be marketed as a baby food.
The bio-mechanical machine used to make the food looks a bit like a kitchen countertop and is made of plastic and steel.
“I think it’s a very interesting idea,” Gottliebr said.
The food is being sold online for $39.99 per pound (US$49.99).
Gottlieb noted that the FDA doesn’t test food for safety or efficacy, but he said the agency is not ruling out testing it.
“The FDA has not determined whether this food meets the requirements of the agency’s Food and Nutrition Board to be marketed under the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act,” the agency said in a statement.
The BioWare bio-metabolic system uses a special kind of enzyme to break down foods into their constituent amino acids.
The process requires the enzyme to produce hydrogen gas, which then is released into the environment.
“In the lab, you can do it in a lab,” Gottleb said of the process.
“You just have to make sure you get a good temperature for the enzyme and a good humidity.”
The bio process is “a little bit complicated, but the result is a really, really delicious product that’s pretty delicious,” he said.
It may not be the first time that the US FDA has approved a baby product.
The agency approved a child-friendly formula made by an Australian company in 2015.