World's first regulatory approval of cell-based meat comes from Singapore

December 03, 2020
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by Thomas Hayes
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In a major milestone for the cell-based meat space, Singapore granted approval to Eat Just's cell-based chicken. As part of the approval, Eat Just conducted 20 production runs in 1,200 L bioreactors. While Eat Just can now legally sell the cell-based chicken in Singapore, no details were revealed in terms of when it actually intends to do so (but likely soon) or at what price. Clients should also note that Singapore is a small market; thus, larger countries will need to remove regulatory barriers to unlock a mass market. Although still modest in size the next two likely to follow Singapore are Israel and Japan. Regardless of where, expect more approvals to occur as cell-based meat draws closer to becoming a commercial reality.

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