NCBA Reiterates Importance of Food Safety, Opposes PRIME Act

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) once again announced opposition to the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption, or PRIME Act. Representatives Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, and Chellie Pingree, a Maine Democrat, introduced the bill. The legislation would allow beef processed in a non-U.S. Department of Agriculture inspected facility to be distributed interstate, posing a threat to food safety …