WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it will initiate a new rulemaking process for “all-natural” product claims made by meat and poultry suppliers, as a result of a petition filed by Hormel Foods in October. Under the USDA‘s current rules, manufacturers can advertise meats and poultry as “natural” if they are minimally processed and no artificial or synthetic ingredients are added after slaughter. In August, the USDA‘s Food Safety and Inspection Service had expanded ...
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