IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 4, 2019
Mrs. Hyde-Smith introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To clarify oversight and jurisdiction over the regulation, inspection, and labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019.
In this Act:
Commissioner means the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.
food product means a cell-cultured food product derived from livestock or poultry.
Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.
Food safety inspection of cell-cultured food products
Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary and the Commissioner shall enter into a binding formal agreement relating to the regulation of food products under which—
the Commissioner shall oversee cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth and differentiation;
the Commissioner shall transition oversight authority of food products at the beginning of the cell harvest stage to the Secretary; and
the Secretary shall oversee the processing, preparation, packaging, and labeling of food products after the transition of oversight authority pursuant to paragraph (2).
Definition of food product for inspections
Federal Meat Inspection Act
Section 1(j) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 601(j)) is amended in the first sentence by inserting
or from any cell-cultured food product derived during and after cell harvest from any amenable species, before
Poultry Products Inspection Act
Section 4(f) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 453(f)) is amended by inserting
or any cell-cultured food product derived during and after cell harvest from poultry, before
Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Commissioner, shall issue final regulations—
that prescribe the type and frequency of inspection required for the manufacture and processing of food products; and
for the prevention of the adulteration and misbranding of food products.