Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Effort to Modify Marketing Claim Gains Traction as Alternative Protein Company Takes Proactive Step

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:54:36 CDT

Effort to Modify Marketing Claim Gains Traction as Alternative Protein Company Takes Proactive Step Today, cell-cultured protein maker Memphis Meats sent a letter to the White House detailing a jurisdictional road map for their product. Joined by the North American Meat Institute, the letter ditches the phrase “clean meat” and replaces it with “cell-cultured meat and poultry”. Further, the letter outlines a regulatory framework that includes both the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement:

“USCA was the first to take action on the emergence of lab-grown and plant-based protein alternatives at the beginning of the year by submitting our petition for rulemaking to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). We shined a spotlight on this issue demanding companies to accurately label their products, and we are now seeing those efforts come to light.

"USCA remains concerned about the use of the term "meat," but the commitment to come to the table to propose solutions is a step in the right direction. USCA continues to call on everyone in the cattle industry to get involved in this dialogue. We hope to see you at the upcoming Cattle Producer's Forum this September 5th and 6th in Billings, Montana, where this will be a key topic.

“We’ve always advocated a three-prong approach in the jurisdiction of this product – involving Congress, USDA, and FDA. Today’s announcement is a positive step forward, but there is still work to be done as we look to how these products are ultimately labeled and whether they are included at the meat counter. USCA will continue to push for accurate labeling that maintains the integrity of the word “U.S. Beef.” We appreciate the effort being taken by Memphis Meats today and look forward to keeping the dialogue open as this product moves towards its public release date. USCA will continue to support accurate and truthful labeling on all U.S. beef products.”

Read the letter HERE.

Source - United States Cattlemen’s Association



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:57:27 CST
  • Friday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:35:02 CST
  • Activist Watchdog Hannah Thompson-Weeman Exposes Extremists' Strategies, How to Fight Them  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:17:23 CST
  • Oklahoma House of Representatives Completes Bill Filing Process for the 2019 Legislative Session  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:41:05 CST
  • Peterson Welcomes New and Returning House Agriculture Committee Members for 116th Congress  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:31:23 CST
  • Farm Bureau Ready to Work with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, New Chair of House Immigration Subcommittee  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:44:56 CST
  • TTU Researcher, Administrator Eric Hequet Receives National Cotton Genetics Research Award  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:19:45 CST
  • As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending - According to Federal Reserve  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:45:50 CST

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.