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Proposal to Label Mechanically Tenderized Meat Remains Under Review at OMB
A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to label mechanically tenderized beef products is now under extended review at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Food safety advocates, the meat industry and FSIS said they do not know details about the status of the review or when the rule might be released. Consumer advocates, including Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), have long called for labeling tenderized meat so consumers know, when cooking at home or ordering at it a restaurant, that the product should be prepared differently from whole, non-tenderized cuts.
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