WASHINGTON –The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced an extension to Dec. 2 on comments related to regulating the labeling of cultured meat and poultry products.

The agency released the first comment period for this subject on Sept. 2, using an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR). 

“Having received several stakeholder requests to extend the comment period, the agency has decided to extend the comment period by an additional 30 days,” The USDA said in a recent constituent update.

FSIS is seeking comments that look at specific labeling regulations for cell-based meat and poultry items.

The agency previously said that some comments also target consumer perceptions of nutritional value and taste, and provide truthful names for products. 

In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration and the USDA held a joint meeting on cultured meat that discussed rulemaking petitions. 

More information can be found in the original constituent update. Instructions to comment or submit information on the subject can be found here