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Cattle groups differ on ‘Product of USA’ labeling

TAGS: Policy
USDA Product of USA meat label on ribeye steaks
USCA approach could trigger COOL sanctions from Mexico and Canada, while NCBA wants AMS verification.

Some cattle producers have voiced concerns regarding certain meat labeling claims, such as “Product of USA,” “Made in USA” and “USA Beef.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently considering a petition filed by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Assn. (USCA) for the labels to be used exclusively for meat products derived from cattle born, raised and slaughtered in the U.S. However, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn. (NCBA) is warning against the action and has called for a more pragmatic

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