UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats), the company in the cultivated meat, poultry and seafood industry announced Nov. 4 the completion of its Engineering, Production, and Innovation Center (EPIC). The 53,000-square-foot campus located in Emeryville, CA is the most advanced cultivated meat production facility in the world. It is designed to produce any species of meat, poultry, and seafood — in both ground and whole cut formats — directly from animal cells instead of relying on raising and slaughtering animals. The opening represents a major milestone in UPSIDE’s journey to bring real, delicious meat to the world in a more humane and sustainable way.
EPIC, which contains custom-made, patented cultivators, can produce over 50,000 pounds of finished product, with a future capacity of over 400,000 pounds per year. Located in an urban area filled with residences and restaurants, it establishes meat production as a proud part of the community and will enable neighbors and the public to see first-hand how cultivated meat is made. Today, UPSIDE is celebrating this historic accomplishment in a virtual grand opening ceremony.