The phrase “3-D printer” typically brings to mind devices that churn out plastic objects like jewelry, toys, hardware prototypes or even prosthetics. Now, a startup building a 3-D food printer, BeeHex, has raised $1 million in seed funding to launch its first product, a pizza printer called the Chef 3D.
Initially, BeeHex wanted to develop a printer that would be able to make a variety of foods for astronauts on long missions in outer space. But the company’s cofounders– Anjan Contractor, Chintan Kanuga, Jordan French and Ben Feltner– have been adapting their original concept printer technology for a commercial market that’s ready on Earth today. The printers use pneumatic systems, rather than traditional additive manufacturing technologies, to move ingredients around.
Long-term, French said, BeeHex wants to create a network of printers that are capable of producing snacks or meals on-the-spot, tailored to the customers’ needs or wants. Customers would someday be able to select their food through an app, or the BeeHex printers could make food that correlates to their health needs, taking into consideration data transmitted from internet connected medical devices or fitness-related wearables.
Related news: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/06/tech/innovation/foodini-machine-print-food/
The Food industry is ever changing with dynamic technologies amongst other considerations, which may impact on Halaal status. SANHA is always faced with new informatiopn which it takes in to account when assuring the community and the world of a product being Halaal.