Bene Meat Technologie introduces cultivated meat pet food product at Interzoo 2024

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Bene Meat Technologies Introduces Slaughter-Free Pet Meat at Interzoo Fair

Bene Meat Technologies (BMT), a Czech startup developing cultivated meat for food and feed, has introduced its cultivated meat pet food product publicly for the first time. Claimed as a “world premiere,” BMT’s cultivated pet food for cats and dogs was presented at the latest Interzoo trade fair in Nuremberg, where BMT handed attendees samples of its “revolutionary” pet food (it has not been specified which type of meat). Last November, the startup received a license from the European Feed Materials Register to commercialize a cultivated ingredient in the European market, becoming the first to obtain such registration. (Animal feed materials do not require pre-market approval from the EU novel food system.) After this commercial milestone, BMT says it has scaled its production capabilities to …


Bene Meat Technologies signed open letter urging the EU to evaluate the safety of cultivated meat

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Cultivated Meat

Bene Meat Technologies Signs Open Letter Urging the EU to Review Italy’s Cultivated Meat Safety Concerns

Czech cultivated meat company Bene Meat Technologies has sent an open letter to the European Commission asking it to review Italy’s ban on cultivated meat due to safety concerns and its compliance with EU law.  The letter states that Italy’s ban on the technology was based on unfounded scientific claims about its safety, disregarding the EU’s standard food safety assessment mechanisms while violating the common market principle, posing a threat to EU interests. “The EU has a range of legislative instruments to ensure food safety, often directly applicable, and not requiring the adoption of standards at a national level,” argues Bene Meat Technologies. Factual scientific information The letter, signed on behalf the company’s team by CEO Roman Kříž, also notes that as an experienced company in cellular agriculture, …


Dog Plant-Based Treats

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Pet Food

Further Information on “Approval” of Cultivated Meat for Pet Food, the Story Continues

Three weeks ago, we published a report describing the events surrounding Czech startup Bene Meat’s self-reported regulatory approval of cultivated meat for pet food. Following the article’s publication, Bene Meat reached out to provide further clarification into the matter, requesting that we publish a provided Q&A on the subject (as below). So, in the week that saw interesting moves in the world of alt pet food including: Biocraft Pet Nutrition posting a video on social channels of Oliver the cat making history by sampling a recipe containing cultivated mouse meat; and Paleo announcing the “world-first” patent application for animal-free heme in pet food, to effectively make plants taste like meat; here we provide an update to the complicated story of Bene Meat and the race …


Czech startup Bene Meat Technologies (BMT) has become the first company in the world to obtain EU Certification to produce and sell cultivated meat for pet food.

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Pet Food

Bene Meat Technologies Receives First-Ever EU Approval for Cultivated Meat for Pet Food 

Article amendment 21st November: please refer to the situation in full as described here, with the series of events updated with further developments since this story was first published on 8th November. Czech startup Bene Meat Technologies (BMT) claims it has become the first company in the world to receive EU Certification to produce and sell cultivated meat for pet food. It was only this January that the startup announced it was developing animal cell lines to produce cultivated meat ingredients for the pet food industry. Nonetheless, today, BMT announces that it has received a license from the European Feed Materials Register to commercialise its products. This organization oversees the authorization of additives and covers for animal feed in the EU and EEA markets.   …