GOOD Meat, the division of Eat Just, Inc. that produces cultivated meat, has received a “no questions” letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affirming the safety of its cultivated chicken. It is made from cells instead of raised and slaughtered animals.
This milestone paves the way for GOOD Meat to bring its product to restaurants and retail outlets in the US. The company is currently working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain additional approvals. World-renowned chef José Andrés will be the first to offer GOOD Meat’s chicken to customers in the US.
The US and Singapore are at the forefront of creating regulations for producing high-quality meat directly from animal cells. This pioneering process offers a solution to meet the growing demand for safe, sustainable protein.
GOOD Meat’s safety and quality evaluations show that its cultivated chicken meets poultry microbiological and purity standards. It also contains high protein content, a balanced amino acid profile, and is a rich source of minerals. The company has received regulatory approvals for its chicken in Singapore in 2020, 2021, and 2023 and remains the only cultivated meat producer in the world with the ability to sell directly to consumers.
- GOOD Meat, Alameda, CA, USA
- Eat Just, Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA
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