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

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:28:40 CDT

NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will highlight the food safety and product labeling expertise of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat. The public meeting, hosted jointly by USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), takes place October 23-24. The meeting agenda lists a wide range of topics for consideration, including potential production hazards, food labeling, and marketing claims.


NCBA President Kevin Kester and President-Elect Jennifer Houston are scheduled to deliver remarks during the open comment periods of the session. Houston will explain why USDA is well-positioned to apply current food safety processes to lab-grown fake meat products. Two-thirds of the facilities already overseen by USDA are “processing-only” facilities where harvesting of animals does not take place.   


“Ensuring lab-grown fake meat products are subject to strong, daily inspection by USDA’s trained professionals is essential,” she said. “The health of consumers is on the line, and USDA is far better suited to ensure the safety of lab-grown products.”


Kester will focus his comments on how USDA oversight provides protects consumers against false and misleading marketing claims.


“USDA can be trusted to enforce truthful, transparent labeling of the products under its jurisdiction,” he said. “Beef producers welcome competition, but product labels and marketing must be based on sound science, not the misleading claims of anti-animal agriculture activists.”



Source - National Cattlemen's Beef Association




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Slaughter Cows Trade 6.00 to 11.00 Lower, Slaughter Bulls Sell 4.00 Lower on Monday at OKC West  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:52:57 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:47:01 CDT
  • Over 100 Ag, Food, and Science Organizations Urge Congress to Block USDA's Relocation Efforts  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:11:21 CDT
  • Checking in on the Beef Checkoff - What's the Checkoff Done for You Lately? Click Here, Find Out  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:00:26 CDT
  • Monday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:33:39 CDT
  • Monday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:26:44 CDT
  • Higher Than Expected Placements Take Industry by Surprise in Latest USDA Cattle on Feed Report  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:53:40 CDT
  • Monday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:04:37 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Herbs Herb 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.