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Good Meat receives FDA clearance for cultivated chicken

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Good Meat, the cultivated meat division of food technology company Eat Just, receives a “no questions” letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as part of one of the agency’s first pre-market consultations for a new kind of meat, poultry and seafood made from cells instead of raised and slaughtered animals.

The letter means that following a careful and rigorous evaluation, the FDA has accepted the company’s conclusion that its first poultry product, cultivated chicken, is safe to eat.

This clears a crucial step in bringing Good Meat to restaurants and retail in the U.S. more than two years after its historic approval and launch in Singapore. The company is now working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on necessary approvals before world-renowned chef José Andrés becomes the first in the country to offer Good Meat’s chicken to customers at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.

“Since Singapore approved Good Meat for sale, we knew this moment was next. I am so proud to bring this new way of making meat to my country and to do it with a hero of mine, Chef José Andrés,” said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Good Meat and Eat Just.

“The future of our planet depends on how we feed ourselves…and we have a responsibility to look beyond the horizon for smarter, sustainable ways to eat. Good Meat is doing just that, pushing the boundary on innovative new solutions, and I’m excited for everyone to taste the result,” said Andrés, a member of Good Meat’s board of directors.

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