I am not really buying the premise of that risk. The chance of you losing 3 pallets in such a way would be extremely low. It is not something I wish to argue with you over, I am just saying that an option of Europe having official Soylent, sooner rather than later (specially considering how long we waited already) would be much better than nothing. My suggested model would be a good way to start it up as a trial of the European market.. If you have the production capacity to support the expansion that is.
Don't get me wrong, I understand the hesitation that has been in the past due to production line problems, but if certification is no longer the problem for Europe, I do hope it wont be another year of waiting until it is possible to buy (without using a reshipper and the really high associated extra cost + import tax from a non European country.)
When you consider that roughly 120 million containers were moved across the ocean in 2013, 1,679 lost containers per year seems positively minuscule.