We just got news today that the expedited initial shipment of rice protein cleared customs at LAX late last week, and is currently on its way to the production facility on Colorado. Once the protein arrives, it will subject to a number of quality control assessments, a process that takes about 5 business days. Assuming that it passes these tests, we will be on track to begin shipping the first orders of Soylent around April 17th.
Kosher certification is something we’ve been hoping to achieve, and we’re happy to announce officially that the Soylent dry powder will carry the Star-K certification. Unfortunately the custom oil blend (canola+fish oil) will not be Kosher certified, but we hope to remedy that in future orders.
Finally, if you’re a National Geographic subscriber you may have already seen the short article on Soylent in the April 2014 issue that hit newsstands last week. If not, we encourage you to check it out!