Senate Bill 3439, the “Bona Fide Beef Branding Act of 2022,” would direct the Secretary of Agriculture to modify labeling requirements for beef and beef food products. The bill would eliminate the more general “Product of the U.S.A.” label to instead “establish, and allow for the voluntary use of” three more specific labels: “Processed in the U.S.A.,” “Raised and Processed in the U.S.A.,” and “Born, Raised, and Processed in the U.S.A.” The latter two labels potentially would enable producers of slaughtered beef products to differentiate them from cultivated beef products. The bill was introduced by Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
[To accompany Legislative Update "Senate Considers Establishing More Specific Labels for Beef Products" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 119.]