FDA Regulatory Compliance (USA)
Arro Protein Solutions products comply with United States FDA regulations applicable to paper coating components, including indirect food additives migrating to food from paper and paperboard products, covered in 21 CFR 176.170 (Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods) and 21 CFR 176.180 (Components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food). There are no Food Type, Use Conditions, or Concentration Limits.
REACH Compliance (European)
REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. REACH compliant ProSoy products are available.
Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) (USA)
Defatted soy flake, sometimes referred to as soy meal, the base ingredient in Arro Protein Solution’s products, is a substance Generally Recognized As Safe defined under 21 CFR 170.30(c) and 170.3(f). It, therefore, is a substance which may be safely used as a component of paper and paperboard food-contact surfaces under Sections 176.170 (a) and 176.180 (b) (1) when used in accordance with good manufacturing practices (see 21 CFR 182.90)
Sustainability & Plant Proteins
Sustainable - Currently, 98 percent of U.S. soybeans are certified sustainable,
according to the U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP).
Source: United States Soybean Board
Rapidly renewable - Rapidly renewable materials are natural,
non-petroleum-based materials (petroleum based materials are
non-renewable) that have harvest cycles under 10 years.
Source: LEED 2009
Low carbon footprint - On an area basis, crops that are heavily
fertilized (e.g. corn) tend to have a higher carbon footprint, where as
crops that can fix nitrogen and are not fertilized (e.g. soybean and
alfalfa) tend to have a small carbon footprint. Source: Dyer et al 2010
Arro Protein Solution's modern design of processing incorporates the
latest technologies for reduced resource and energy use in manufacturing.