Bill Would Require Meat and Poultry Labels to Include Country of Origin, Slaughter Date, Package Date, and Freeze Date

H.R. 5462 would amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to require that meat and poultry product labels include slaughter date, package date, freeze date for frozen products, and country of origin (as well as state of origin for products of U.S. origin). Previous efforts to require country of origin labeling on beef and pork products were reversed after the World Trade Organization ruled against the U.S. regulation. The bill was introduced by Rep. George Santos and has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.