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Cultured Meat, Sustainability and Your Dedication to Safety
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Food scientists, food and beverage manufacturers, and consumers are advancing sustainable ways to feed a growing population that focus on minimizing negative environmental impacts. A multi-solution approach is key, with lifestyle choices like meatless Mondays, flexitarianism, veganism, and reducing food waste as examples of how consumers contribute to sustainable ways of eating. As a science and technology company with over 350 years of experience in regulated industries, we are here to support food scientists and manufacturers in developing and implementing current and future ways of eating, such as sustainable food packaging, alternative proteins, cultured meat and seafood to ensure we can protect our planet while safely feeding its people.

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Cultured Meat Workflow Solutions & Services

R&D workflow for cultured meat testing, depicts the sequential steps of isolation, expansion, and modification in the laboratory. The process involves cell culture techniques and biotechnology methods for testing and enhancing cultured meat products.

R&D (Isolation, Expansion, Modification)

In this stage, researchers focus on isolating and expanding animal cells to create a cell line that can be used for meat production. They may also explore modifying the cells to enhance desired traits such as taste or texture

    Scale up and manufacturing step for cultured meat production, illustrates the transition from laboratory-scale experiments to large-scale production. The process involves the use of bioreactors and optimized cell culture techniques for mass production of cultured meat products in an industrial setting.

    Once the cell line is established, it undergoes a scale-up process to increase cell production. This involves optimizing the growth conditions and developing large-scale bioreactors for mass cell cultivation.

      Analytical Testing for cultured meat quality assurance, showcases laboratory analysis techniques used to assess the safety, nutritional content, and flavor profile of cultured meat products. This process ensures that the cultured meat meets regulatory standards and consumer expectations for quality and taste.

      To ensure the quality of the cell culture, thorough quality control (QC) measures are implemented. These include chemical analysis to monitor nutrient levels.

        Microbiological analysis and product testing to ensure the safety of cultured meat products. This involves rigorous testing and analysis for the presence of foodborne pathogens and microbial contamination. Quality control measures are implemented to maintain high standards of safety throughout the production process, ensuring safety consumption of the cultured meat products.
        HACCP and hygiene practices in cultured meat production, highlights the implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system, environmental controls, and strict hygiene measures. These practices ensure the highest level of food safety and quality control throughout the entire process of cultured meat production, minimizing risks and maintaining hygiene standards.

        Strict control measures are put in place to ensure the safety and hygiene of the manufacturing process. This involves implementing Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) protocols and maintaining a clean and controlled environment.

          Safety and regulatory services  ensures cultured meat compliance with regulatory standards. This involves safety assessments, regulatory compliance checks, and adherence to labeling requirements. The services guarantee that cultured meat products meet the necessary safety regulations and labeling standards, ensuring consumer confidence and quality assurance.

          Safety and regulatory compliance play a vital role in cultivated meat production. Expert services are often engaged to navigate the complex regulatory landscape, ensuring that the final products meet all legal requirements and consumer safety standards.

           


            CULTURED MEAT – Invention, Risk, & solutions

            The rise in global consumption of meat is caused by the increase in population and consumption per capita. The production of meat has doubled in the past 30 years (1988 to 2018) and is expected to grow exponentially. By 2050, global meat consumption is projected to reach between 460 million and 570 million tons. If consumption continues to grow at this rate, by 2050, when the global population will be nearly 10 billion, there is a distinct possibility that the population will surpass the current food production capacity. The traditional methods used to produce meat by farming animals are environmentally unsustainable as it uses more energy, water, and land. Additionally, meat production is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a result, plays a major role in climate change.

            To address these issues and to create a sustainable, tasty, and healthy alternative to traditionally farmed meat, cultured meat or seafood – grown using in-vitro cell cultures of animal cells, rather than farm-grown – offers that alternative to conventional animal protein.

            Cultured meat also referred to as lab-grown, clean, and cell-based meat was introduced in the early 2000s and has gone from strength to strength. While most efforts in the space focus on common meats such as pork, beef, and chicken, some companies have focused on high-end or exotic meats including Elk, Lamb, Bison, and the prized Wagyu strain of beef. However, meat is not the only target for these innovative companies as some are working on grouper, Salmon, other fish species, and seafood.

            Cell Culture Media for Cultured Meat Testing

            Cultured meat and seafood are produced in a clean, sterile environment and hence inherently less prone to virus and bacteria contamination. However, rigorous safety tests will be demanded from start to finish – from the validation of everything that enters the bioreactor and determining the nutritional content to safety of the final product.

            Our cell culture media offerings include:

            • Customized, standard basal, and new formulation manufacturing
            • Dry powder and liquid media options that scale
            • Food safety and quality management system processes

            With these stringent regulations, partnering with us ensures that you have access to the products and services that meet and exceed the latest regulations. We support your complete process –from R&D and pilot scale up to full-scale manufacturing, by offering the products and solutions designed to solve your toughest challenges in the microbiology testing labs.

            Campaign imagery depicting different vibrantly colored shrimp as art and symbolizing one's acceptance and support of cultured meat and seafood or cultivated meat and alternative protein as one solution to a multi-solution approach needed to sustainably feed the world’s population

            Discover the conferences & events where our cultured meat experts will be participating – panel discussions, keynotes, sponsorships and more by following the hashtag #ConsiderMeCultured on LinkedIn – and join the conversation.

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