GOOD Meat receives approval to commercialise serum-free media in Singapore

Removing serum from cultivated meat production to drive down costs and set the stage for expanded commercialisation of sustainable protein

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of food technology company Eat Just, Inc., has been given a new, first-in-the-world regulatory approval by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) for the use of serum-free media for the production of cultivated meat.

This technical and regulatory milestone will lead to greater scalability, lower manufacturing costs and a more sustainable product. It also paves the way for the production of larger quantities of real, high-quality chicken made from cells instead of slaughtered animals.

The company obtained approval from SFA for its first chicken product in November 2020 and a subsequent approval for new formats of its pioneering poultry in November 2021. With the latest regulatory approval for serum-free cultivation media, the US-based food tech firm will soon transition to a more efficient and favourable production process.

GOOD Meat remains the only cultivated meat producer in the world with the ability to sell to consumers and since its launch in Singapore, the company’s chicken has been featured on menus at fine dining establishments, hawker stalls and via food delivery.

This regulatory news comes as bioreactors are being installed as part of the construction process of the company’s Singapore production centre that will have the capacity to make tens of thousands of pounds of meat. The facility will house the single-largest bioreactor in the cultivated meat industry to date- a 6,000-litre vessel built in partnership with bioreactor technology leader ABEC, Inc. The demonstration plant is slated to open in 2023 and will be running the serum-free production process.

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