USDA wants comments on its proposed voluntary standard for a naturally raised marketing claim for livestock and meat. Published in the Nov. 28 Federal Register and entitled β€œU.S. Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims, Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the Meat and Meat Products Derived from such Live-stock,” view the notice at: www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/stand/naturalclaim.htm.

β€œThe proposed standard will establish the minimum requirements for those producers who choose to operate a USDA verified program involving a naturally raised claim. The naturally raised marketing claim will also be a voluntary program,” USDA says.

Comments must be received by Jan. 28. Referencing docket number LS-07-16, submit comments at www.regulations.gov; mail them to: Naturally Raised Marketing Claim, Room 2607-S, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0254; or fax to: 202-720-1112.