LABEL RULES ISSUED FOR MEAT HANDLING

WASHINGTON -- After an aborted start last fall, followed by various delays, retailers and suppliers are once again being told by the federal government that they must gear up to have instructional labels on meat telling consumers how to handle it safely.The Department of Agriculture issued its final regulation on March 23, which will be published in the Federal Register and go into effect 60 days

WASHINGTON -- After an aborted start last fall, followed by various delays, retailers and suppliers are once again being told by the federal government that they must gear up to have instructional labels on meat telling consumers how to handle it safely.

The Department of Agriculture issued its final regulation on March 23, which will be published in the Federal Register and go into effect 60 days thereafter.

The regulation mandates that all raw or partially cooked ground meat

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