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Oklahoma Cattlemen Call on USDA and FDA to Only Allow Meat from Live Animals to be Called Beef

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 20:51:53 CST

Oklahoma Cattlemen Call on USDA and FDA to Only Allow Meat from Live Animals to be Called Beef The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association has submitted comments to the Food Safety Inspection Service of USDA as well as to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the request for feedback by the two agencies about the Use of Cell Culture Technology to Develop Products Derived from Livestock and Poultry. The letter, signed by the Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Michael Kelsey, provides the following input to those working on the rules and regulations of cell based meat:


"On behalf of the membership of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), I appreciate the opportunity to provide these written comments in response to the October 2425, 2018, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joint public meeting on the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry, and more recently, the November 16, 2018, announcement of a regulatory framework involving both USDA and FDA.

"The recent statement on November 16th by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Perdue and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Gottlieb is an excellent step in the right direction. OCA supports a transition from FDA to USDA oversight during and after the cell harvest stage. OCA supports USDA oversight for the production and labeling of food products within this new technology.

"Regarding the issue of labeling, OCA offers two comments. First, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) must hold cell-cultured protein products to the same nomenclature standards as other products under FSIS oversight. Rules such as dating, font size and safe handling instructions must be equivalent for all protein products.

"Second, OCA strongly supports the term ‘beef’ should only be used on products that have been derived from live cattle raised by farmers and ranchers. Manufacturers of cell-cultured products have and will try to pirate the good name of ‘beef’ that farmers and ranchers have worked so hard to build a positive affinity with consumers. It is absolutely imperative that the term ‘beef’ be applicable only to products that have come from live cattle."


   




 

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