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Upside Foods ‘cell-cultivated chicken’ label earns USDA approval

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Cultivated chicken by Upside Foods.

Upside Foods obtains label approval for its cultivated chicken from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The company is now working with USDA to obtain a Grant of Inspection (GOI) for its engineering, production, and innovation centre, which is the last piece of regulatory approval the company needs to commercially produce and sell its cultivated chicken in the United States. The label uses the term “cell-cultivated chicken.”

As a cultivated meat product grown directly from real animal cells, Upside’s chicken is subject to the same labelling requirements as conventionally produced meat products.

“The USDA’s approval of our label marks a major step forward towards our goal of creating a more humane and sustainable food system,” said Dr. Uma Valeti, CEO and Founder of Upside Foods.


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