USDA, FDA set to finalize joint oversight of lab-grown meat

| | February 4, 2019

The USDA and FDA are ready to finalize an agreement for joint oversight of meat grown in a petri dish, [Agriculture Secretary Sonny] Perdue said [February 1], during a speech at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention. The memorandum of understanding “is ready to be signed,” he said.

Ranchers and meatpackers subject to USDA regulation have expressed satisfaction with joint USDA-FDA regulation, as long as USDA handles the inspection and labeling rules.

FDA will oversee stem cell collection and “USDA is guarding safety and labeling of that product,” said Perdue, a line that got a big applause from the audience.

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