LMA joins in the livestock industry’s approval of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) joint-announcement for the regulation of cell-cultured “meat’’ products on March 7.
The statement outlined responsibilities for each of the agencies, with USDA FSIS taking oversight during the transition to cell harvesting process. FSIS will also have control of regulations pertaining to production and labeling of the productions for human consumption. FDA will oversee the beginning of the process, specifically cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth and differentiation.
LMA will continue to monitor the situation for membership, as industry and governmental agencies continue to work towards the regulatory framework of these products.