FDA and USDA Could Strengthen Existing Efforts to Prepare for Oversight of Cell-Cultured Meat

Soon, people will likely be able to buy cell-cultured meat. To make it, food animals are biopsied and their cells banked, or stored, for use. Then the meat is grown from the cells, harvested, and made into food products. Specifics on the process and the composition of the final product aren’t publicly available.The FDA and USDA are responsible for food safety and have started oversight work on cell-cultured meat. But they haven’t followed all leading practices for interagency collaboration. Improving how they work together can help them use their resources more efficiently.Our recommendations address this and other issues we found.

Source: U.S. GAO – Food Safety: FDA and USDA Could Strengthen Existing Efforts to Prepare for Oversight of Cell-Cultured Meat

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