ASI Calls for USDA to Regulate Fake Meat
July 27, 2018
This week, the American Sheep Industry Association joined with six additional meat, poultry and livestock organizations urging President Donald J. Trump to protect consumer health and welfare by ensuring cell-cultured protein products that purport to be meat or poultry are regulated under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The letter acknowledges that USDA is uniquely positioned to ensure all meat and poultry products are held to the same rigorous food safety and labeling standard, and that holds true for lab-grown, fake meat products. This request comes following a recent public meeting held by the Food and Drug Administration indicating they would assert jurisdiction as the primary regulator of these products.
The full letter can be found at https://d1cqrq366w3ike.cloudfront.net/http/DOCUMENT/SheepUSA/Barnyard%20Letter%20RE%20Cell%20Cultured%20Meat%207.26.18.pdf.