Cell-based/cultured meat, poultry and seafood alliance formed
Companies looking to bring cell-based/cultured meat, poultry and seafood to restaurants and retail shelves in the US have formed an alliance.
Five companies who are looking to bring cell-based/cultured meat, poultry and seafood to restaurants and retail shelves in the United States have formed the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation).
This coalition aims to focus on educating consumers and stakeholders about their new industry and advocating for a clear path to market for their products.
Cell-based/cultured meat, poultry and seafood is real meat grown outside the animal, directly from animal cells. This means the companies are able to produce only the muscle, fat, skin and connective tissue that is typically eaten, without producing other parts of the animal that are not traditionally consumed.
Cell-based/cultured meat is real meat, not a vegan/vegetarian meat alternative. The alliance understands that cell-based/cultured meat, poultry and seafood is one solution that will help fulfill the increased demand for meat as the global population grows. Member companies also expect their process to provide significant benefits for the environment, animal welfare and public health.
All five member companies are currently in the research and development phase but expect to make products available in the next several years.
The companies also recognise that consumers will want clear and transparent information about these products as they become available.
AMPS Innovation intends to engage policymakers and stakeholders in the coming months to educate them on their products in addition to working with Congress, the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration as they continue to build out a regulatory framework for meat, poultry and seafood that is grown directly from animal cells.