USDA, FDA to jointly oversee lab-grown meat



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USDA, FDA to jointly oversee lab-grown meat - Capital Press

Livestock groups are encouraged that USDA will have jurisdiction over cell harvest, production and labeling of cell-cultured products but say establishing that authority is just the first step.

USDA and the Food and Drug Administration have come to terms on oversight of cell-cultured meat and poultry products. The agencies on Friday announced they will both play a part, with FDA taking the lead on the front end and USDA assuming the lead closer to market.

Early in the discussion over regulatory oversight, FDA officials strongly asserted jurisdiction and in July held a public forum on regulating the fledgling industry without USDA involvement.