Steakholder Foods begins bovine cell line development in US, working toward regulatory approval
The Israeli business has started to isolate cells sourced from cattle raised in US department of agriculture (USDA) approved farms. The company expects the USDA to play a pivotal role in approving cultured meat in the future.
“The cultured meat industry as a whole awaits positive feedback from American regulators with respect to initial approval to sell cultivated meat products. As a first step, we plan to set up a pilot plant in Belgium, after which we expect the first hybrid products to enter the market” Arik Kaufman, CEO Steakholder Foods, tells FoodIngredientsFirst.