South Dakota Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds have introduced the U.S. Beef Integrity Act. The bill addresses the “Product of the USA” labeling, making sure the description is only placed on beef born, raised and slaughtered in the U.S. These legislative efforts are headed by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association and received praise from the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. The groups argue that current laws allow for packers and retailers to label beef that is not a necessarily a product of the U.S. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is in the processing of gathering information on labeling practices to fully understand the issue.
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