Memphis Meats Changes Name, Plans to Roll Out Lab-Grown Chicken This Year

May 12, 2021
Memphis Meats has changed its name to Upside Foods and is poised to bring its first lab-grown meat product to market by the end of this year.

Memphis Meats has changed its name to Upside Foods and is poised to bring its first lab-grown meat product to market by the end of this year, pending regulatory approval, the company has announced.

As Memphis Meats, the company was a leader in “animal cell culture technology,” producing what it 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 will put a cell-cultured chicken product on the market this year, pending regulatory review, the company said in a statement. 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.

"Our new name showcases the work we are doing to make eating meat a force for good,” said Upside Foods CEO Uma Valeti. “We can't wait for consumers to try our Upside chicken soon. If you love chicken and the planet, Upside is for you."

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