Good Meat, a division of California food-tech start-up Eat Just, has been granted regulatory approval to sell new types of cultivated chicken products in Singapore.
The green light comes just over a year after the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) granted the company the go-ahead to sell its cultivated chicken nuggets.
According to the company, the approval will allow its cell-based chicken breast to be available in some of the country’s famed hawker centres, including Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice, by next year.
As a sneak preview, members of Camp Asia’s Super Chef will get to try the cultivated chicken breast next week at JW Marriot Singapore South Beach as part of a sit-down dinner.
The alt-chicken company has also set a milestone by making its first commercial sale of cultivated chicken at 1880, a private club and social impact organisation in the country.
“A lot has changed in our world over the last year, but one thing has stayed the same: Singapore continues to lead the global transformation to a smarter, more sustainable food system,” said Josh Tetrick, CEO at Eat Just.
“We’re proud to celebrate our first anniversary of the first-ever sale of cultivated meat with this important regulatory and product announcement that’s again taking place in Singapore,” said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just.
As part of the division’s expansion, the company will invest in vessels and systems that will scale its cultivated meat production capacity, having the equipment installed and operational within the next two years.
Eat Just is a food tech company aiming to resolve mass-animal agriculture’s environmental and ethical concerns with plant-based food. It currently has two divisions, Just Egg, an artificial egg from mung beans, and Good Meat, cultivated chicken from cell agriculture.