October 30, 2018

Regulatory regime for cell-cultured food is on agenda for 2019

Justing repeating its choice for a preferred regulatory agency  did not sound like much of a strategy for the meat industry, and the “name game” left the cell-cultured food technologists looking a little confused.

After two -days of public meetings this week in Washington D.C., the government can claim it is getting ahead of the day when meat grown from cells grown in the lab becomes available in the marketplace alongside meat grown on the hoof.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the federal government’s top two food safety regulatory agencies, co-sponsored this week’s meetings. FDA and USDA plan to continue to cooperate and develop the regulatory structure during 2019.  Read more

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