"White House Announces New Rules For Labeling Meat 'Product of USA'"

"The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will issue new rules for defining when meat can be labeled a "product of USA" in an effort to boost American farmers.

President Biden plans to issue an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to release new rules “so that consumers have accurate and transparent labels that enable them to know where their food comes from and to choose to support American farmers and ranchers,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

“Something I learned that I found a little outrageous — we’ll see what you all think — is that under current labeling rules, most grass-feed beef labeled ‘product of USA’ is actually raised and slaughtered abroad and then imported to the U.S. for processing,” Psaki told reporters."

Alex Gangitano reports for The Hill July 6, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 07/07/2021