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A First, Israeli Lab-Grown Chicken Receives OU Kosher Certification

In major news for the kashrut industry, the Orthodox Union has recently announced their certification of an Israeli brand of lab-grown poultry, SuperMeat. Though lab-grown, the kashrut organization still deems the poultry “meat,” meaning this isn’t an impossible burger like opportunity.

Rather the main appeal of the product is it’s potential to reduce prices and increase supply.

SuperMeat makes their products using stem cells from early fertilized eggs rather than living animals , thereby bypassing the prohibition of consuming live animals. This method also removes the possibility of blood in the poultry, another kashrut concern.

SuperMeat currently owns and operates a Tel Aviv restaurant, although it is not kosher-certified.