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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 3.27.2012

Features

Consumers Could Pay Big Under Expanded Livestock Regulations

Soy group’s study shows proposed rules could boost production costs

Proposed regulations for the livestock and poultry industries—most prominently those involving animal housing, environmental regulations, the use of antimicrobials and other drugs, livestock trading, and labor regulations—could increase production costs by 10% to 25%, potentially costing consumers as much as $16 billion annually, claims a new report commissioned by the United Soybean Board.

Ground Meat and Poultry Now Feature Nutrition Labels

New USDA requirement went into effect March 1

Chopped and ground meat and poultry products now bear the same on-package nutrition labels consumers commonly see on most other packaged foods.

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