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

Published on Jul 10, 2013 3:51 PM
 
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has developed Okara floss under its research and development initiative. The Minister for National Development, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, has praised the effort by the AVA to recycle food. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF AVA

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.

CIt is made from the byproduct of soy milk production, and is the vegetarian version of meat floss. Mr Khaw wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that the mock meat floss product is "tasty", and invited interested companies to sell this innovation.

At least 30 tonnes of Okara is generated in Singapore every day, Mr Khaw said. "Currently, it is disposed off as food waste at a cost to the companies, or for use as an animal feed," he added.

The Straits Times reported last Monday that food waste in Singapore hit a new record of 703,200 tonnes in 2012. But only 12 per cent of that was recycled.