Milk producers weigh into cultivated meat labeling debate

While at first glance, milk producers might not appear to have any skin in the game in the debate over how to describe meat, poultry, and seafood grown in bioreactors, labeling decisions made by regulators could have broader ramifications beyond the meat industry, argue dairy industry stakeholders. Source: Milk producers weigh into cultivated meat labeling … Read more

Five patenting pitfalls in future food (and how to avoid them)

Future food is an emerging field, where the consensus around best practice is yet to settle. However, this provides significant opportunities for applicants who know how to draft realistic patents with valuable claim language in reserve. Fortunately, the obstacles identified above can be avoided with a little preparation at the drafting stage, and enlisting the … Read more

Plant-based meat labeling bill passes Kansas House, restaurants exempt

The bill “is needed to protect consumers from deceptive labels,” said Rep. Joe Newland, R-Neodesha, who carried the bill on the House floor. “Meat labels require pre-approval from USDA, but no similar requirements exist for non-meat products.” Newland told the Capital-Journal that restaurants weren’t included in the bill because “our main consideration is that consumer … Read more

Permission for cultured meat sampling next step towards sustainable meat

Today, the Dutch House of Representatives passed a motion proposed by the D66 and VVD parties to make sampling of cultured meat legally possible. According to Mosa Meat (one of two companies in the Netherlands working on the development of cultured meat), the strong support of the House of Representatives for cultured meat “speaks volumes … Read more

Animal Rights Groups Don’t Want FSIS To Mandate Identification Of Lab-Grown Meat Production Process On Product Labels

Four animal rights groups have submitted a joint public comment in response to the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on the labeling of meat and poultry products comprised of or containing cultured cells derived from animals subject to the Federal Meat Inspection Act or the Poultry Products Inspection Act. … Read more

Editorial: Preparing for the Franken-burger – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

One day in the not-too-distant future, you may walk into your local supermarket and next to the ground beef, you will see something different. It will look like ground beef, and it might even say “ground beef” on the label, but somewhere in impossibly small type, it will also say “cultured.” Source: Editorial: Preparing for … Read more

Cultivated meat, cell-cultured meat, lab-grown meat? Stakeholders weigh in on nomenclature as products near commercialization in US market

Comments submitted to USDA over how best to label meat and poultry made from animal cells grown outside of animals reflect the challenge facing US regulators as they seek to nail down nomenclature in this nascent market as startups in the space edge closer to commercialization. The comments – which you can read HERE​​ – … Read more

Cell-Cultured Meats Should be Distinctly Labeled, Ag Groups Tell USDA in Comments

“Meat as defined by the CFR, is the muscle of an animal. Lab-grown protein companies claim that their products give consumers the opportunity to consume a protein product that does not come directly from an animal but is rather grown from animal cells. Such a product can, at best, be classified as a ‘meat byproduct’ … Read more

Regulatory approvals, scale next hurdles for cell-based meat category 

The question is no longer if the technologies used to develop products are viable, but how they will be regulated? In addition to price and achieving economies of scale, Lux Research identified regulatory approval as a principal challenge facing the cell-based meat category and noted that while Singapore’s approval in 2020 is a step in … Read more