If you've been getting your daily nutrition via Soylent, you may be, in fact, missing some of those key nutrients, and you're also going to have trouble getting the product in Canada going forward. In a recent decision from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the meal replacement product has now been effectively banned from being sold in Canada.
"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently informed us that our products do not meet a select few of the CFIA requirements for a 'meal replacement.' Although we feel strongly that these requirements do not reflect the current understanding of human nutritional needs, we respect the CFIA’s regulations and will fully comply with any regulatory action they deem appropriate. Unfortunately, this means we are unable to ship any additional product to our Canadian warehouses or sell Soylent to our Canadian customers until this is resolved," says Rob Rhinehart, Founder & CEO, Rosa Foods, Inc. in a letter posted online yesterday.
Rhinehart goes on to say that they are working hard to rectify the issue with Health Canada in regards to the sale of this product which rose to massive success in 2014 following a wildly popular crowdfunding campaign. Until then, I guess we'll all just have to eat real food and maybe even start cooking again. I know, the truth hurts sometimes!