Brian Sylvester, Covington & Burling: Cell-based meat regulations
By Elaine Watson
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Brian P. Sylvester, special counsel, Covington & Burling: I expect cell-based meat to take center stage in the evolving food regulatory conversations occurring in the US and around the world. Earlier this month, in a global first, Singapore greenlighted the first ever cell-based meat product for human consumption. The question on everyone’s mind is whether and to what extent this news will translate to cell-based meat products making their way to Americans’ plates. I expect the regulatory efforts currently under way at the FDA and USDA will continue in earnest, and that we will begin to see tangible direction on issues like premarket safety and labeling.