Tag Archives: cell-based meat

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Formalize FDA-USDA Jurisdiction over Cell-Based Meat

Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have introduced a bill, the “Food Safety Modernization for Innovative Technologies Act,” that would formalize the agreement between FDA and USDA to jointly regulate cell-based meat products. Consistent with the March 2019 agreement between the two agencies, the bill would give FDA authority to evaluate the technology … Continue Reading

Federal Court’s Refusal to Issue Injunction is Appealed as Plaintiffs Continue First Amendment Challenge Against Missouri’s Meat Labeling Laws

  Missouri was the first among many states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming, to enact laws restricting plant-based and cell-cultured products from being labeled as “meat.”  As reported here, Turtle Island Foods (Tofurkey brand), in conjunction with non-profit advocacy groups, filed a lawsuit on August 28, 2018, which … Continue Reading

Amidst Regulatory Uncertainty, Cell-Based Meat Startups Form Coalition

As previously reported on this blog, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced an agreement to share regulatory oversight over cell-based or cell-cultured meat. As part of the agreement, FDA will conduct premarket consultation to evaluate the manufacture of these products, including oversight of tissue collection, … Continue Reading

Mississippi Sued Over Plant-Based, Cell-Based, and Insect-Based Meat Labeling Law

Like countless other states, earlier this year, Mississippi passed SB 2922, which stipulates that cell-based, plant-based, or insect-based foods cannot be labeled as “meat” or “a meat food product” (e.g., “hamburgers,” “hot dogs,” “sausages,” “jerky”, etc.). Specifically, SB 2922 amended Section 75-35-15(4) of the Mississippi Code to state “[a] food product that contains cultured animal … Continue Reading

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