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USDA Sets Standard For Naturally Raised Meat

Law360 (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a voluntary standard aimed at bringing some consistency to meat and livestock producers' claims that their products are naturally raised.

The new voluntary standard, published Wednesday in the Federal Register, requires that meat and meat products advertised as naturally raised be made from livestock that has not taken growth promotants or antibiotics, except for those used for parasite control, and has not eaten animal byproducts.

Producers will have to meet the new requirement at a minimum to qualify for...
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