Mission Barns, a producer of cultivated fat, completed the first-ever scaled-up manufacturing run of a product containing cultivated meat with its Mission Chorizo Sausage. This Chorizo is a blend of Mission Fat and plant-protein that together deliver all the succulence, sizzle and satisfaction you’d expect from a sausage but without the downsides common to conventional animal protein.
Mission Barns cultivates its fat using a patented process to grow real animal cells without the animal. This process allows for the efficient production of meat in a far more sustainable and climate-friendly way than conventional animal agriculture.
This production run was the first in a newly signed partnership between Silva Sausage and Mission Barns. Silva, located in Gilroy, California, is well-known for gourmet products which are widely available at Costco, Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway and many other retail and foodservice outlets, including Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.
As part of the partnership, Mission Barns will utilize Silva Sausage’s 50,000 pounds-per-day production capacity, distribution network, packaging, and logistics to bring its products to market. The multi-year partnership involves Mission Barns and Silva Sausage conducting continuous scaled-up production runs. Silva Sausage is expanding its capacity to allow for growth in additional alternative protein product manufacturing.
About Mission Barns
Established in Berkeley, CA in 2018, Mission Barns is focused on cultivating animal fat — without the animal. Their proprietary process sources a handful of animal cells and cultivates them in a plant-based feedstock which mimics the growth conditions of a duck, chicken, or pig. This creates real animal fat that delivers the mouthfeel and flavor of meat with a fraction of the resources. The company recently closed a $24 million Series A, secured a state-of-the-art pilot facility in San Francisco and is actively hiring.
About Silva Sausage
A well-known West Coast brand, Silva Sausage started out in 1967 making high-end traditional products such as Portuguese Sausage, Spanish Chorizo and Smoked Italian Sausage. Silva continues to craft batch made sausages while creating exciting new flavors for the quality conscious customer. They currently employ over 90 team members in a 52,000 square foot facility, with expansion underway for an additional 80,000 square feet.