FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Foods Produced Using Animal Cell Culture Technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a public meeting to discuss foods produced using animal cell culture technology. The public meeting will be held on July 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5001 Campus Drive, Auditorium (first floor), College Park, MD 20740.

Cell culture technologies that have been increasingly used to produce cells and tissues for human therapeutic use are now being used by the food sector to create innovative products that resemble conventional meat, poultry, and seafood. The FDA has multiple authorities and programs that can support efforts to safely bring products with new ingredients to the market. Food safety is at the core of the agency’s mission to protect and promote public health for our nation’s consumers.

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