Clara Foods gets $1.75m funding

14 Jul 2015

Clara Foods – the company is creating what it claims is the world’s first animal-free egg white – has announced the successful closing of its $1.75 million seed round. With the growing popularity for low cholesterol, high protein foods, the market for egg whites has grown to exceed $3 billion in North America. But along […]

Clara Foods gets $1.75m funding

eggs-15601498Clara Foods – the company is creating what it claims is the world’s first animal-free egg white – has announced the successful closing of its $1.75 million seed round.

With the growing popularity for low cholesterol, high protein foods, the market for egg whites has grown to exceed $3 billion in North America. But along with egg whites’ rising popularity, there is also a growing concern for the environmental, animal welfare, and public health compromises of industrial-scale egg production, the company notes.

Clara Foods says it aims to resolve this moral and economic deadlock by taking the chicken out of the equation, and is bringing an egg white to the table that is produced completely animal-free and therefore free of salmonella and avian flu, using far less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of egg whites.

The announcement comes at a time when the largest avian flu outbreak in U.S. history is currently sweeping the Midwest, the company notes, sending egg prices to record highs across the country costing the economy upwards of $1 billion in losses.

“From the onset, Clara was founded on a fundamental belief that we can cultivate a better and safer food system using technology” said Arturo Elizondo, CEO.