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Rick Worthington Fake Meat Meeting
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: June 27, 2018

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Farmers and Ranchers are looking forward to a meeting in July after it was announced the Food and Drug Administration’s will hold a public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology: --- also known as fake meat.

According to the FDA, the public meeting is intended to provide interested parties and the public with an opportunity to comment on emerging lab-grown protein technology. The public meeting is not a formal decision and will not prevent USDA from asserting primary jurisdiction.

Mike Deering with the Cattlemen's Association says their goal is to make sure consumers know exactly what they’re buying at their local meat counters.

"USDA oversight of lab-grown protein products is consistent with existing federal laws. Lab-grown protein products fall within statutory definitions of a meat byproduct. USDA is responsible for ensuring the safety and proper labeling of all such products under the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA)."

The public meeting will be held on July 12th.

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