The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved for the first time the sale of chicken meat produced from animal cells in the laboratory.
Companies Upside Foods and Good Meat announced that they have received final approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to sell lab-grown meats.
In a statement from Good Meat, it was stated that the said approval means that chicken meat produced directly from animal cells can now be sold to American consumers.
Reminding that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) previously accepted that the meat in question is safe to eat, it was noted that Good Meat received the approval of many regulators for laboratory-produced chicken meat in Singapore in 2020 and 2021.
In the statement, it was stated that the first chicken meat raised by Good Meat will be offered for sale by chef and restaurateur José Andrés in a restaurant in Washington, the capital of the USA.
In a statement from Upside Foods, it was reported that the chicken meat produced by the company will be launched at Bar Crenn in San Francisco, owned by Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn.
Thus, the USA became the second country after Singapore to allow the sale of cell-produced meat.