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NCBA Calls on USDA to Assert Jurisdiction Over 'Fake Meat' Regulation to Ensure Market Fairness

Mon, 14 May 2018 11:25:44 CDT

NCBA Calls on USDA to Assert Jurisdiction Over 'Fake Meat' Regulation to Ensure Market Fairness


Congress is currently working on the 2019 fiscal year budget, including work on the 2019 agriculture budget. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, in fact just passed a budget bill out last week - in it, language regarding the regulation of so called, fake meat products. Danielle Beck of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s DC Office has been at the forefront of the fake meat situation that has come on the scene in recent months. She is aggressively pushing for the US Department of Agriculture to take a stance on this issue before the waters can be muddied.


According to Beck, the bill recently passed through the House Subcommittee requires the USDA Secretary to regulate products made from the cells of livestock and poultry species as defined under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. In addition, it also requires that USDA issue regulations prescribing the type and frequency of inspection required for the manufacturer and processing of these products as well as other requirements necessary to prevent their adulteration and misbranding. While some say the Food & Drug Administration should have authority here, Beck insists the USDA must assert its jurisdiction.


“It is critically important that USDA assert jurisdiction and be the primary regulator, because USDA is the only agency that will guarantee an even playing field for lab grown products and traditional products,” Beck said. “It will ensure that all labeling claims are science-based and do not disparage traditional products.”


Beck reports that Missouri and Minnesota have already advanced their own legislation that would regulate fake meat labeling in their states and says there is growing interest from other states to do the same. Beck says this is just another example of why the USDA should act now.


“We don’t want to find ourselves with a patchwork of conflicting state regulations. That’s not good for anybody,” she said. “USDA needs to take action sooner rather than later so that there’s clear regulation from the federal level.”


Listen to Beck briefing on the latest developments from the fake meat labeling front, with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, on today’s Beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   



   

Listen to Beck briefing on the latest developments from the fake meat labeling front, on today's show.
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