Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

Lab grown meat to cause labelling issues
Lab grown meat to cause labelling issues

Lab grown meat to cause labelling issues

FMCG SUPPLIER NEWS

AgriOrbit - Feb 21st 2018, 09:47

The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of ‘beef’ and ‘meat’. 

In its petition to FSIS, the USCA said it had long advocated for additional beef labelling requirements to better inform consumers ​and pointed out that there are currently no labelling requirements applicable to products labelled as ‘beef’ or more broadly as ‘meat’ mandated by law.​

“USCA has learned that some major US meatpackers and companies in other countries are investing heavily in creating alternative products that may resemble and taste like beef products, including synthetic beef and beef grown in laboratories using animal cells, known as in vitro meat, bio meat, clean meat or cultured meat. Such products, which are not derived from animals born, raised, and harvested in the traditional manner, should not be permitted to be marketed as beef, or more broadly as meat products,” the statement reads.

It argued that current labelling practices may cause consumer confusion in the marketplace.
AgriOrbit 

Read more about: us | regulations | labelling | lab meat

Related News

Instagram adds shopping feature for US users
22/03/2019 - 09:34
Facebook’s Instagram is trialling a feature that lets US users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said.

Global economic slowdown and trade war hit risk appetite
12/03/2019 - 11:18
More and more evidence that the global economy is turning for the worst and the more aggressive stance of the US on trade tariffs against China had led to a sudden turn-around in risk appetite across the globe.

Cannabis ‘poses long-term risk’ to US alcohol industry
26/02/2019 - 08:52
Increased cannabis consumption in the US “poses a long-term risk” to the alcoholic beverage industry, according to new research from the IWSR and BDS Analytics.

US retail sales post largest decrease since 2009
16/02/2019 - 20:38
US retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018.

Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label
05/02/2019 - 11:20
The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has instructed Woolworths to change the labelling on some of its pork product packaging.