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Meat Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

06/10/2010 09:54 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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? What does "natural" mean, anyway? As it turns out, a few of these labels are more than just marketing -- the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has some strict rules about what these labels should mean.

Meat Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

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