September 17, 2018

All is forgiven: USDA, FDA to hold joint meeting on cultured-cell proteins

SDA and the Food and Drug Administration in October will hold a joint public meeting to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry, the agencies said in a news release.

FDA came under fire in July for holding a day-long meeting on the ramifications of the rapidly advancing technology that did not include one USDA representative on any panel. The two agencies are perceived to be in a battle over which will have regulatory authority over the technology that has one foot in the laboratory and one in the barn.  Read more

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