Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) has partnered with Nanoracks LLC and Mu Space and Advanced Technology Co., Ltd. to send its chicken products into space as part of the Thai Food – Mission to Space program. This groundbreaking project aims to elevate the safety standards of Thai chicken to meet the rigorous requirements of space-grade food, renowned as some of the strictest in the world.
CP Foods will subject the chicken products involved in the initiative to rigorous certification processes to ensure compliance with demanding space safety standards. This certification will render them suitable for consumption by astronauts, solidifying CP Foods’ global recognition and adherence to Space Food Safety Standards. By meeting NASA’s uncompromising food safety requirements, Thailand’s reputation for upholding elevated safety standards on a global scale is further enhanced.
Accompanying this extraordinary endeavor, CP Foods will host a forum titled “Thai Food – Mission to Space,” bringing together international experts to discuss the importance of meeting space-level safety standards for Thai food. The forum will also explore innovative developments transforming the Thai livestock industry and the future implications for this sector.
Distinguished speakers at the forum include former NASA astronaut Michael Massimino and former NASA food scientist Vickie Kloeris, who boasts 34 years of experience in NASA’s laboratory. Kloeris has commended CP Foods for its commitment to stringent safety and nutritional standards, ensuring that CP chicken is free from antibiotics, chemical residues, and harmful pathogens.
Prasit Boondoungprasert, CEO of CP Foods, emphasized that this landmark initiative underscores the company’s unwavering dedication to the safety of its chicken meat, establishing it as one of the most trusted meat brands globally.
The Thai Food – Mission to Space program represents a significant milestone for CP Foods as it ventures into new territories to enhance food safety standards and contribute to space exploration.