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    More assinine regulations! What next, the animals names, color of their hair or if they like moonlit walks on the beach!! Nuts!

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    WASHINGTON — If the feds get their way, meats on supermarket shelves will include some unappetizing details, such as where the animal was slaughtered.
    Find that stomach-turning?
    Better get used to it: Labels on meat products sold in the U.S. could soon read like a sad mini-biography of the ranch-raised beasts.
    In a little-known regulatory action that has produced a storm of criticism, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has moved to rework how meats are sold at retailers, including grocery stores, are labeled. Under the Obama administration’s plan, meats would have to include labels informing the consumer where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

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    They have no idea the burden this will cause the farmer as well as the associated cost and waste. Can I go back to bed and wake up with all this madness ended?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    More assinine regulations! What next, the animals names, color of their hair or if they like moonlit walks on the beach!! Nuts!

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz2PVDLQp97


    WASHINGTON — If the feds get their way, meats on supermarket shelves will include some unappetizing details, such as where the animal was slaughtered.
    Find that stomach-turning?
    Better get used to it: Labels on meat products sold in the U.S. could soon read like a sad mini-biography of the ranch-raised beasts.
    In a little-known regulatory action that has produced a storm of criticism, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has moved to rework how meats are sold at retailers, including grocery stores, are labeled. Under the Obama administration’s plan, meats would have to include labels informing the consumer where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.
    I'm in the meat industry. They have kinda done this for a better part of 2 years now with the fish industry and some beef and pork with "Nation of Origin" labeling.

    This has been tossed around now since the Mad Cow scares started 5+ years ago. Wanting "Nation of Origin" labeling along with packing plant info. on packages so in the event of a recall they know where it came from.

    We already where I work kinda do the packing plant record keeping, but not on the packages them selves, but in log books when we process any thing, but then again, we actually do the processing our selves and not bring in the pre-packaged stuff you will see in other stores like Wal-mart or other stores where all they do is open the box and set the packs on the shelf without even touching the meat.

    Its done by the packer name, (Example Greater Omaha) and the EST number (Establishment Number (EST 717A)) which identifies the packing plant that it came from.

    It does add a level of pain in the arse to meat processing, but in this lawyer happy age we live in, its more about passing fault down to the next level in the event of a recall or sickness. We can say we followed our rules, here is the source, they go to the packer, and if they had other stores reporting the same issue, they in turn try and pass fault off to the farmer by saying it was at his farm and not their plant. Then they go check out the farm for problems. Its all about passing the buck when there is a problem.

    Will you see "Farm of origin" on the labels, unlikely as having to constantly change packing labels for the odd 10 thousand farms is too costly. But Nation or even "State" is more likely as we do that already.
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    So, my cheeseburger will now come with a birth certificate? That's more than I can say for the president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    So, my cheeseburger will now come with a birth certificate? That's more than I can say for the president.
    Would you buy Kenyan hamburger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    Would you buy Kenyan hamburger?
    Nope. It's all bull.
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