Potential ‘turf war’ over who regulates lab-produced meat

Potential ‘turf war’ over who regulates lab-produced meat

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

A recent Food and Drug Administration hearing on lab-produced meat may have been the first volley in a potential “turf war” over regulation of the new technology. Danielle Beck of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who attended the meeting, says FDA officials made their position clear—they believe they should have regulatory authority over lab-produced meat products. But Beck says NCBA believes that jurisdiction lies with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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