Single meat label, multiple countries
BY LESLIE REED
Would you buy a New York strip steak labeled as a product of the U.S. and Canada and Mexico?
After years of wrangling to get country-of-origin labels on meat and other agricultural products, several U.S. farm groups now worry that U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations will sabotage their efforts.
In the works for more than six years, the labeling requirement takes effect Sept. 30. The farm groups had hoped that it would steer consumers toward purchasing meat from animals born, raised and slaughtered in the United States.