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Congressmen Lean On Vilsack to Set the Record Straight on Lean FinelyTextured Beef

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:26:23 CDT

Congressmen Lean On Vilsack to Set the Record Straight on Lean FinelyTextured Beef

Thirty members of Congress signed a letter asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide them with the steps USDA plans to take to set the record straight about the safety of LFTB.

"We agree with you that consumers should always have the ability to exercise choice in the marketplace. However, in the current environment of rampant and intentional mischaracterization and misinformation, it is incumbent on all of us to ensure consumers are able to make choices that are based on facts, rather than emotion and hysteria," the letter stated.

The legislators pointed to job losses and the possibility of consumers paying more for their ground beef. "We have been watching with great concern as this campaign of misinformation has unfolded and have been particularly concerned about the loss of jobs that's resulted from it.

No company should be forced to close its doors due to a smear campaign by a few overzealous individuals in the media. LFTB is a safe product and should be promoted as such," the legislators wrote.
     
To read the letter, made available by the American Meat Institute, click here.


   

 

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