US grass-fed beef industry being killed by phony labeling

From our friends at Organic Consumers Association:

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You would think that meat labeled “Product of U.S.A.” would come from cattle actually raised in the U.S.

Surprisingly (or maybe not), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) doesn’t see it that way.

Under current federal government labeling policy, imported beef can be labeled “Product of U.S.A.” as long as it passes through a U.S.-based meat inspection plant, or is blended with beef from cattle raised in the U.S.

That goes for 100% grassfed beef, too. And the policy is killing U.S. grassfed beef producers.

The American Grassfed Association (AGA) and the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) have submitted a petition to the USDA asking its Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) Agency change its labeling policy—to protect U.S. ranchers and consumers.

Please sign our petition asking for honest labels on imported beef. Deadline is midnight, August 17.

TAKE ACTION BY MIDNIGHT AUGUST 17: Sign the petition to help U.S. grassfed beef producers stop foreign meat from being labeled “Product of U.S.A.”

Read ‘Do You Know Where Your Meat Comes From?’