NCBA Statement on Beef Labeling Practices

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

(NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President, Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, released the following statement in response to a letter from U.S. Sens. John Thune (S.D.) and Mike Rounds (S.D.) regarding beef labeling practices: “NCBA understands that the practices alleged in the letter from Senator Rounds and Senator Thune are a concern to cattle producers and we share …


Cattlemen Applaud Introduction of Real MEAT Act of 2019

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Bill Aims to Combat Deceptive Labeling of Plant-Based Fake Meat (NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the bipartisan introduction of the Real MEAT (Marketing Edible Artificials Truthfully) Act of 2019 by U.S. Reps. Roger Marshall (R – 1st Dist., Kansas) and Anthony Brindisi (D – 21st Dist., N.Y.) “A growing number of fake meat products are clearly …

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Hyde-Smith Bill Would Codify Oversight, Regulation of Cell-based Meats

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Poultry

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi has introduced a bill that would give the Department of Agriculture responsibility to regulate, inspect, and label cell-cultured meat and poultry. The Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019 introduced last week, would codify the responsibilities of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration over food products grown …


USDA/FDA Meeting on What to Call Cell-Cultured Meat

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Politico says a recent two-day joint USDA/FDA public gathering on cell-cultured food technology boiled down to a simple question. If it looks like meat and tastes like meat, can you call it meat? During the public comment period, stakeholders offered opinions on what the new form of meat should be called and how it should be labeled, which is a …


Farm Groups Keep Pressure On to Formalize Meat Definition

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The National Farmers Union has sent a second letter to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the labeling of cell-cultured meat. The letter calls for officials to finally formalize the definition of protein products that don’t come from livestock and are currently labeled as cell-cultured “meat.” The industry website Meating Place Dot Com says the group wants the FDA to …