Thirteen months ago, Israeli cultured meat developer Believer Meats trumpeted the hiring of a former OSI and Cargill executive as CEO. Now she’s gone and the company COO takes over as chief executive officer, effectively immediately.
The company hasn’t specified what will be its first commercial product. It appears capable of chicken, beef and lamb.
Late last year, Believer Meats – formerly known as Future Meat Technologies -- broke ground on its first U.S. commercial facility, in Wilson County, N.C. The Israeli company claims the 200,000-sq.-ft. facility will be the largest cultivated meat production center in the world and carries a planned investment of $123 million.
Kash Muthuraman, VP of operations, succeeds Burger as chief operating officer.
Burger formerly worked at BRF, Anheuser-Busch InBev and, most recently, Kraft Heinz Co., where he served as chief supply officer for international operations across LATAM, APAC and Europe.