Final USDA rule requires labeling for mechanically tenderized beef

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released a final rule Wednesday that requires the labeling of mechanically tenderized beef and the inclusion of cooking instructions.

Effective May 2016 or one year from the date the rule is published in the Federal Register, these beef products must carry a label stating they have been mechanically, blade or needle tenderized.

The label must also incorporate cooking instructions that include the minimum internal temperatur

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