FSIS Updates Guidelines on Animal Raising Claims’ Supporting Documentation

The Food Safety Inspection Service has announced an updated version of its guideline on the documentation required to support animal raising claims on meat and poultry product labeling. Changes to the guideline include requirements that product labels include descriptive language that accompany claims of animal welfare and environmental stewardship and added information on the use of terms synonymous with “free range.” The agency is accepting comments on the changes until February 25, 2020.