USDA instates new labeling rule for meat

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The USDA has instated a new rule which means the next time you put fresh meat in your shopping cart you will easily be able to find out where it came from.

Monday ABC57 wanted to see how local butchers are reacting to the new rule that just took effect over the weekend.

The owner of Jaworski's market in South Bend told us any animals that are raised in other countries, and then imported into the United States still have to be inspected but the foreign labels might scare some consumers off.

The goal behind the legislation was to boost transparency about where food is coming from, which is crucial during any food-borne illness outbreak.

The new labeling rule applies to all beef, pork, wild fish, lamb, goat, and chicken.

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