LABEL INSPECTORS TO SURVEY 6 CITIES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to deploy inspectors to stores in six cities May 31 to survey whether supermarkets are complying with the long-debated new federal regulations for labeling meat with safe-handling instructions.On May 27 all ground meat products must carry the labels. The deadline for labeling nonground meat is July 6.Inspectors with USDA's Food Safety and

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to deploy inspectors to stores in six cities May 31 to survey whether supermarkets are complying with the long-debated new federal regulations for labeling meat with safe-handling instructions.

On May 27 all ground meat products must carry the labels. The deadline for labeling nonground meat is July 6.

Inspectors with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will go to one supermarket in each of the cities. The citi

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