Mission Barns, a leader in 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 meets sausage expectations without the downside 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, Calif., 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 50,000lbs 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.