Alt-protein industry: Singapore expands ecosy...
Alt-protein industry

Singapore expands ecosystem for cultivated meat sector

Eat Just Inc.
“Eat Just’s new facility will boost Singapore’s ability to develop critical scale-up processes in novel urban food solutions such as cell-cultured meat and support our interest in food resilience,” said Mr Damian Chan, Executive Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board.
“Eat Just’s new facility will boost Singapore’s ability to develop critical scale-up processes in novel urban food solutions such as cell-cultured meat and support our interest in food resilience,” said Mr Damian Chan, Executive Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board.

SINGAPORE. Good Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just, Inc., broke ground today on the largest cultivated meat production centre in Asia. The complex, scheduled to open in Q1 2023 at JTC Bedok Food City, will have the capacity to produce tens of thousands of pounds of meat from cells.

The buildout will house the single-largest bioreactor in the cultivated meat industry. Local production will help Good Meat meet growing consumer demand for its chicken products, which have been available for purchase in Singapore since December 2020.

The facility will be home to approximately 50 researchers, scientists and engineers.The company is also considering future operations for expanded large-scale production, additional research and development activities, and the export of Good Meat products across Asia, subject to regulatory approval.

“Less than two years ago, Singapore made history, and since that moment, consumers have enjoyed the world’s first and only commercially available slaughter-free meat at high-end restaurants, hawker stalls and in their own homes,” Eat Just Co-Founder, and CEO Josh Tetrick said.

“As consumer trends and technology evolve, alternative proteins such as plant-based, microbial and cultured meat could contribute meaningfully to the ‘30 by 30’ goal. SFA will continue to work closely with the industry and research entities to grow its capacity to produce a wide variety of food, including our protein needs, locally,” said Mr Chan Hian Lim, Deputy CEO (Corporate, Industry and Technology) of the Singapore Food Agency, Singapore’s regulatory authority entrusted with ensuring a safe food supply.

Source: Good Meat
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