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Washington Post: USDA aims to tighten ‘humane,’ antibiotic-free meat labels

, , June 14, 2023

Laura Reiley of the Washington Post discusses how customers often pay a premium for meat with these labels but the current standards are lax, critics say.

“The widespread deceptive use of label claims such as ‘humanely raised’ and ‘raised without antibiotics’ is harming consumers and honest family farmers,” (Sen. Corey) Booker told The Washington Post. “It is a positive development that USDA is now focusing on this issue, but the agency needs to quickly implement strong rules to clean up the marketplace.”

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