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For state meat labeling laws, everybody wants the 'bacon'

Rachel Harris September 11, 2019
Food scientist inspecting lab-grown meat

The rising tide of state laws restricting meat substitute companies from labeling their products as “meat” has ignited responses from several businesses in the industry. Meat substitute producers are fighting the labeling laws in court, often challenging the constitutionality of “meat” labeling bans. READ MORE

USDA, FDA announce joint effort to regulate ‘cell-cultured food products’ from meat and poultry

Kim Bousquet November 21, 2018
lab work with cells

On November 16, 2018, the USDA and FDA announced their intention to “jointly oversee the production of cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry.” In this framework, the FDA would oversee cell collection, cell banks, cell growth and cell differentiation. The USDA would then oversee the production and labeling of the food products. READ MORE

Updated FSIS guidance on raising animal label claims

Kim Bousquet November 2, 2016
Cow

The guidance also provides specific examples of documentation necessary to substantiate certain claims related to (1) animal age, (2) animal welfare and environmental stewardship, (3) breed, (4) diet, (5) living/raising conditions, (6) raised without antibiotics, (7) raised without hormones, (8) source/traceability, and (9) third-party certification. READ MORE