AVA's recycled food product, Okara floss, tasty: Khaw

The Minister for National Development, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, has praised an effort by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to recycle food.

Here is the full blog post on mndsingapore by Minister Khaw Boon Wan:

Reducing Food Waste

Recent media reports of rapidly rising food waste in Singapore deserve attention and practical action. With millions around the world starving or malnourished, it is not right that good food is wasted in Singapore.

AVA is doing its part. It has developed an innovative product under its R&D initiative: A vegetarian version of the popular snack, meat floss.

Okara, a Japanese word for soybean pulp, is a by-product from soy milk production. At least 30 tonnes of Okara is generated in Singapore every day. Currently, it is disposed off as food waste at a cost to the companies, or for use as an animal feed.

But there is now a new option - Okara floss as food. And it is a 100 per cent vegetarian product. This is AVA's latest 3R initiative to Reduce, Recycle and Recover for food resilience.

I have sampled the Okara floss: It is tasty! We invite interested companies to take this innovation to the market, so that more people can get to enjoy it.