Cell-Cultured Meat Labeling Questions

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Livestock, Research

As advances in cell cultured meat continue, the questions around labeling the final product are growing. At last week’s USDA Agriculture Outlook Forum session on cell cultured meat, an audience member wondered how far labeling will go.   “Are we looking at a future where you’re going to have to have a cultured label and a conventional? And also are …

Cattle Producers Direct NCBA Action on Cell-Cultured Products

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

During the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) Summer Business Meeting in July, members did pass a directive to continue the association’s advocacy efforts on transparent labeling and inspection of cell-cultured protein products. NCBA President Todd Wilkinson talked about this during a recent Beltway Beef podcast. This directive was brought forward by the California Cattlemen’s Association, Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Tennessee Cattlemen’s …

NCBA on Cell-Cultured Foods Agreement

Dan Beef, Cattle

It was recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reached an agreement to joint regulation of cell-cultured foods. FDA will manage cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth with USDA taking over during the cell harvest stage, then overseeing production and labeling of cell-based meat products. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association …

USDA/FDA Meeting on What to Call Cell-Cultured Meat

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Politico says a recent two-day joint USDA/FDA public gathering on cell-cultured food technology boiled down to a simple question. If it looks like meat and tastes like meat, can you call it meat? During the public comment period, stakeholders offered opinions on what the new form of meat should be called and how it should be labeled, which is a …

Cell-based Meat Summit Leading to Joint Regulatory Action

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Research

The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration is inching towards a joint regulatory approach for cell-cultured, or so-called lab-grown meats. Agri-Pulse reports Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb “drew no lines in the sand” throughout a two-day meeting on the subject. Gottlieb told reporters that FDA and USDA have worked together in the past, …

NCC Says USDA Must Take Part in Regulation of Cell-Cultured Meat Products

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The National Chicken Council (NCC) delivered its priorities for cell-cultured meat products as part of the first joint meeting between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. “As these new technologies are being explored, it is critical that they receive fair and …

Trying To Settle Issues with Cultured “Meat”

Dan Beef, Pork, Poultry

The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are trying to work out how new so-called “cultured meat” should be regulated and by whom. Gary Crawford has the story. Trying To Settle Issues with Cultured Meat Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

USDA, FDA Announce Joint Public Meeting on Use of Animal Cell Culture Technology

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a joint public meeting to be held on Oct. 23-24 to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. The joint public meeting, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service …

Memphis Meats, NAMI Want Joint Regulation of Cell-Based Meat

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) joined up with Memphis Meats, a San Francisco-based company that’s developing cell-based meat to send a letter to the Trump Administration. The Hagstrom Report says they’re asking that the Food and Drug Administration and the Ag Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service share regulatory responsibilities for cell-based meat. The letter says in the case …