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Letter to USDA Re: Meat Marketing Labeling Efforts

In the last seven years, we have met several times with the Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) to help lend our expertise, including consumer survey data, to help USDA in providing the most meaningful label standards that meet consumer expectations. However, we have immediate and long term concerns about the standards behind many of the labels overseen by USDA and the lack of harmonization across Agencies within the Department in the oversight of current labeling terms.