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Meat Labels

How USDA Rubber-Stamps 'Humane' and 'Sustainable' Food Claims

Dena Jones | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Dena Jones

When a shopper spends their hard-earned money on meat that is labeled "humanely raised" or "sustainably farmed," it's not unreasonable for them to assume that someone has validated the truthfulness of the claim. In fact, USDA is supposed to be doing it.

Meat Groups Sue USDA

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product's origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, ...

Government Proposes Safety Labels For Tenderized Beef

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Beef tenderized by machines before it is sold in grocery stores could soon carry labels warning customers to cook the meat thorough...

New Meat Labeling Rules Go Into Effect

AP | M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green

MILWAUKEE -- Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect ...

Meat Industry Makes Major Label Upgrade

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

-- Don't know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the o...

Starting In 2012 Meat Labels Will Show Calories, Nutrition Facts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department will require many meat labels to include the number of calories and other nutritional information starti...

Meat Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Stir

You're strolling past the meat counter, wondering what to grill this weekend, and you see all of those labels: organic, free range, natural. Natural? ...