March 7, 2019

Regulations Coming Soon for Lab-Grown Meat

From: The Regulatory Review


USDA involvement with cultured meat labeling, however, leaves open the question of whether the term “meat” will appear on these products when they come to market.

One group from the traditional meat production industry, the United States Cattlemen’s Association, petitioned USDA in early 2018, requesting that the agency define “meat” narrowly to prevent products from being labeled as such unless they came from the carcass of an animal. The Association argued that consumers could be misled by cultured and plant based meat products labeled with the term “meat.”

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