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Good Meat earns approval to commercialize serum-free media

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Good Meat, the cultivated meat division of foodtech company Eat Just, receives regulatory approval to use serum-free media for the production of cultivated meat from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA).

This technical and regulatory milestone, which is a world first, will lead to greater scalability, lower manufacturing costs and a more sustainable product. It also paves the way for the production of larger quantities of real, high-quality chicken made from cells instead of slaughtered animals.

“Not too long ago, observers thought removing serum was a major limiting step to scaling cultivated meat. I could not be prouder of our team for doing just that and receiving approval to commercialize it this week. It’s yet another step forward for our company, the cultivated meat industry and the health of our planet,” said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just.

Good Meat remains the only cultivated meat producer in the world with the ability to sell to consumers and since its launch in Singapore, the company’s chicken has been featured on menus at fine dining establishments, hawker stalls and via food delivery.


The regulatory news comes as bioreactors are being installed in Good Meat’s Singapore production centre that will have the capacity to make tens of thousands of pounds of meat.

“We congratulate Good Meat on achieving this milestone in scaling up cultivated meat production. This complements the company’s work in Singapore to build and operate its bioreactor facility where over 50 research scientists and engineers will develop innovative capabilities in the cultivated meat space such as media optimization, process development, and texturization of cultivated meat products,” said Damian Chan, executive vice-president of the Singapore Economic Development Board.

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