Cell-based meat and poultry: top firms co-sign letter to President Trump

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) and Memphis Meats today co-signed a letter to President Donald Trump asking the Administration to clarify the regulatory framework for cell-based meat and poultry products
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In the letter, Meat Institute President and CEO Barry Carpenter and Memphis Meats Co-founder and CEO Uma Valeti, MD, FACC, said that FDA should have oversight of pre-market safety evaluations for cell-based meat and poultry products. Once safety is established, they said USDA should regulate cell-based meat and poultry products, as it does with all other meat and poultry products.

“Such a regulatory framework is not new and plays into the strengths and experience of FDA and USDA,” Carpenter and Valeti wrote. “We respectfully request a combined meeting between the White House, USDA, FDA and both conventional and cell-based meat and poultry industry stakeholders.”

Read the full letter from NAMI and Memphis Meats

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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