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Further Information on “Approval” of Cultivated Meat for Pet Food, the Story Continues

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Further Information on “Approval” of Cultivated Meat for Pet Food, the Story Continues


Three weeks ago, we published a report describing the events surrounding Czech startup Bene Meat’s self-reported regulatory approval of cultivated meat for pet food.

Following the article’s publication, Bene Meat reached out to provide further clarification into the matter, requesting that we publish a provided Q&A on the subject (as below).

Biocraft Pet Nutrition shared a video to social media of Oliver, the cat, making history. Sample a recipe with cultivated mice meat. Paleo announcing the “world-first” patent application for animal-free heme in pet food, to effectively make plants taste like meat; here we provide an update to the complicated story of Bene Meat and the race to market with cultivated meat for pet food.

Bene Meat’s perspective

Says a representative from the Prague-based Biotech: “We agree with the statement present in the article: that the EU Feed Materials Register does not grant any certifications or pre-market approvals. It is correct. We would also like to point out that registration in the Feed Materials Register can only be done by those who are authorized.



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