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S. 2623: U.S.A. Beef Act


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 5, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2623

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 5, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Booker, Mr. Daines, Mr. Hagerty, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Ms. Lummis, and Mr. Thune) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to modify requirements for a meat food product of cattle to bear a Product of U.S.A. label, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the U.S.A. Beef Act.

2.

Product of U.S.A. label for beef

Section 7 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 607) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(g)

Product of the United States label for beef

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (2), the label of meat of cattle or a meat food product of cattle may bear the phrase Product of U.S.A., or any substantially similar word or phrase, only if the meat or meat food product is exclusively derived from 1 or more cattle exclusively born, raised, and slaughtered in the United States.

(2)

Inapplicability

Paragraph (1) shall not apply to meat of cattle or a meat food product of cattle that is intended and offered for export to a foreign country.

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