USDA OKS ORGANIC TAG FOR POULTRY, MEAT, EGGS

WASHINGTON -- Retailers may begin carrying meat, poultry and egg products labeled "organic," after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service approved an interim certified labeling program following an eight year standoff with advocates.Until now, producers of such products were prohibited from labeling them organic, and restricted to terms such as "natural," which most

WASHINGTON -- Retailers may begin carrying meat, poultry and egg products labeled "organic," after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service approved an interim certified labeling program following an eight year standoff with advocates.

Until now, producers of such products were prohibited from labeling them organic, and restricted to terms such as "natural," which most organic producers consider too vague.

Now, processors can label their products

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