Cell-cultured seafood still years away from EU approval

Published on
November 2, 2022
A cell-cultured food lab

Europeans are likely to be eating cultured meat before they eat cultured seafood, with regulatory approval for the former not expected for another three or four years, according to alternative protein experts.

While regulatory approval for cultured food is eventually anticipated to be approved by European authorities, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has not yet defined the approval process for cultivated proteins, and once that process has been outlined, ratification will take at least ... 

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Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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