The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted regulatory approval for lab-grown chicken produced by Bay Area companies to be sold in restaurants nationwide.
Alameda food technology company Eat Just and Berkeley’s Upside Foods announced they have received their respective grants of inspection from the USDA, allowing them to sell their chicken products made from cultivated animal cells, marking the first time that lab-grown chicken has been approved for sale in the United States.
Doing the news: The regulatory approval of lab-grown chicken marks a significant achievement for the food industry, which has been exploring alternative ways to produce meat sustainably. Lab-grown meat is produced using animal cells that are grown in a lab, and it has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of meat production.
- The regulatory approval of lab-grown chicken is expected to have a significant impact on the food industry, as it opens up new opportunities for sustainable meat production. The Bay Area companies are expected to be the first to market with lab-grown chicken, and they are already working with restaurants to incorporate their products into their menus.
- The regulatory approval of lab-grown chicken is a significant milestone for the food industry and for the future of sustainable food. The approval of Good Meat and Upside Foods’ products marks the first time that lab-grown chicken has been approved for sale in the United States, and it is expected to have a significant impact on the food industry. The companies are already working with restaurants to incorporate their products into their menus, and the regulatory approval of lab-grown meat has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of meat production.
What they’re saying: “Good Meat is thrilled to be the first company to gain regulatory approval for chicken cultivated from animal cells, which is an important milestone for the industry and for our team,” said Didier Toubia, co-founder and CEO of Good Meat. “We’re excited to serve chefs and diners who crave delicious, real meat that is produced in a sustainable and transparent way.”
- “Today’s historic announcement is a major victory for the future of sustainable food,” said Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. “The USDA’s decision to grant regulatory approval to Good Meat and Upside Foods is a testament to the power of innovation and the potential for technology to transform our food system.”