The US Approves Cultured Beef For Sale To The Public

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Two cultured meat businesses have announced that US regulators have given them the go-ahead to begin selling to the general public. It is a significant step forward in the future of no-kill meat. Good Meat and Upside Foods have announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cleared their lab-grown chicken products. It is the first of its kind to hit store shelves soon.

Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of GOOD Meat and Eat Just, said,

“This announcement that we’re now able to produce and sell cultivated meat in the United States is a major moment for our company, the industry and the food system,

We have been the only company selling cultivated meat anywhere in the world since we launched in Singapore in 2020, and now it’s approved to sell to consumers in the world’s largest economy. We appreciate the rigou and thoughtfulness that both the FDA and USDA have applied during this historic two-agency regulatory process.

For approval of meat products, they must pass a regulatory policy that examines both the production and the end product. For the first time, US officials will now assign inspectors to the facilities used by Good Meat and Upside Foods for a cultured poultry product.

This cultured chicken has been on sale at certain premium Singapore restaurants. So this isn’t the first time anyone has gotten their hands on it. However, it is the first time it will be available for commercial sale to the general public in the United States.

Cultivated meat is created by employing animal cells to build muscle tissue similar to that found in killed animals. It is grown in big vats and then layered in various ways to make a product that looks and tastes similar to genuine meat. Moreover, they can even create fat now for additional enjoyment.

Advantages of Cultured Beef

The advantages of cultured beef are enormous. There is no cruelty to animals; it takes up a small amount of land. Furthermore, emissions are minimized in most cases, and the product may be adjusted for specific outcomes. However, until recently, it had struggled to produce at scale while keeping costs low.

Other companies are now hoping to be close behind to push forward innovation in the sector, which could potentially revolutionise the food we eat.

Robert Rankin, Executive Director of the Association of Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Innovation, said,

GOOD Meat’s grant of inspection is a historic moment for the global food industry as we prepare for the first cell-cultured/cultivated chicken products to be sold in the United States, following rigorous and science-based evaluations by the FDA and USDA,

AMPS Innovation members continue to make ground-breaking advancements that will, in partnership with the entire food and agriculture sector, help meet increased demand for protein as the world’s population continues to grow.


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