In January 2023, Israeli Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau ruled that our cultivated steak is kosher, which means permitted for consumption by Jews under religious law. This ruling, coming from the leader of the Chief Rabbinate (a bellwether rabbinic council for religious certifications in Judaism), opened the door for us to receive a kosher certificate.
The ruling also set a foundation for an inclusive public discourse about the intersection of tradition and innovation, and indicates openness among religious authorities to certify cultivated meat products as appropriate to consume. We want more diners to be able to enjoy our products safely within the bounds of their preferred cultural norms. To this end, we are also in contact with Muslim, Hindu and other religious authorities to certify our products as allowed within respective religious traditions.
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