The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking comments for its proposed rule regarding “Made in the USA” claims on product labels.
The FTC’s proposed rule is not attempting to change the current regulations surrounding “Product of the USA” claims, unless such claims are inconsistent with the language of the proposed rule.
The proposed rule suggests that, “it is an unfair or deceptive act or practice . . . to label any product as Made in the United States unless . . . all or virtually all ingredients or components of the product are made and sourced in the United States.”
Therefore, we believe that the current “Product of the USA” claims for imported meat cuts, or ground meat that contains imported trim, would be inconsistent with the language of the proposed rule, since all or some of the ingredients of the product come from outside the United States.
COMMENTS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 14, so please act soon. We’ll discuss specific talking points and more information on this week’s #FactsOnlyFriday.
Submit comments HERE. | Read the proposed rule HERE.
Learn more about the Federal Trade Commission’s decision during this week’s #FactsOnlyFriday with Danni Beer, USCA’s Truth in Labeling Committee Co-Chair, and Lia Biondo, USCA’s Director of Policy and Outreach
Friday, September 4, 2020
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