INDUSTRY CONSENSUS BUILDING FOR VOLUNTARY BEEF LABELING

WASHINGTON -- Support is growing throughout the food industry for a voluntary "Made in the USA" beef labeling program, rather than the mandatory country-of-origin legislation currently under review by Congress.Both measures would have some impact on food retailers, since they would change the way a meat product is presented to the consumer -- and therefore, the manner in which processors and retailers

WASHINGTON -- Support is growing throughout the food industry for a voluntary "Made in the USA" beef labeling program, rather than the mandatory country-of-origin legislation currently under review by Congress.

Both measures would have some impact on food retailers, since they would change the way a meat product is presented to the consumer -- and therefore, the manner in which processors and retailers market the item.

Testifying before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Li

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