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News From the Food and Drug Administration
April 16, 2019

Agreement to Regulate Cell-Based Meat Products

JAMA. 2019;321(15):1449. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.3831

As lab-to-table beef and poultry products inch closer to reality, the FDA announced a formal agreement to jointly regulate them.

According to the agreement, the FDA and the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) will share responsibilities in overseeing the production of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.