US, Canada Strike Deal To Standardize Meat Cut Names

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 5:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal to use the same terminology for wholesale cuts of meat, an agreement expected to cut red tape and free up agricultural trade, the two countries said Monday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement that the U.S. and Canada had agreed to harmonize the names they use for wholesale cuts of meat, with both sides adopting the U.S. Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications as a standard. The common terms are expected to make it easier for the...
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