Memphis Meats changes name to Upside Foods as it prepares to roll out lab-grown chicken
Memphis Meats has changed its name to Upside Foods as it prepares to bring its cell-cultured chicken product to market by the end of this year.
The product is pending regulatory approval.
That would likely be the first commercialized lab-grown meat product sold in the U.S.
Cultured chicken is currently being sold in a restaurant in Singapore.
Memphis Meats was a leader in “animal cell culture technology,” producing what is claimed to be the world’s first lab-grown meatball in 2016 and the first lab-grown poultry in 2017.
The company announced the name change to Upside Foods on May 12.
Upside Foods CEO Uma Valeti said their new name showcases the work they are doing to eating meat and that they can't wait for consumers to try our Upside chicken soon.