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USDA, FDA to regulate human food products from cell lines of livestock

11 March 2019 | News

FSIS and FDA released a formal agreement to address the regulatory oversight of human food produced using this new technology.

image credit- agnetwest.com

image credit- agnetwest.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced a formal agreement to jointly oversee the production of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.

FSIS and FDA released a formal agreement to address the regulatory oversight of human food produced using this new technology. The formal agreement describes the oversight roles and responsibilities for both agencies and how the agencies will collaborate to regulate the development and entry of these products into commerce. This shared regulatory approach will ensure that cell-cultured products derived from the cell lines of livestock and poultry are produced safely and are accurately labeled.

Under the formal agreement, the agencies agree upon a joint regulatory framework wherein FDA oversees cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth and differentiation. A transition from FDA to FSIS oversight will occur during the cell harvest stage. FSIS will oversee the production and labeling of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.

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