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Guideline for Labels with Animal-Raising Claims Updated

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued an updated guideline on documentation needed to support animal-raising claims made on meat or poultry product labeling. The updated guideline, which was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2019, includes changes made in response to comments on the guideline posted in October 2016. The guidance addresses the use of animal-raising claims such as “vegetarian-fed,” “grass-fed,” and “raised without the use of antibiotics” on product labels. This guideline is intended to facilitate the approval process for labels bearing animal-raising claims.