Agricultural Marketing Service October 23, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

United States Standards for Grades of Pork Carcasses
Document Number: 2017-22934
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking public comment on revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Pork Carcasses (pork standards). The last revision to the pork standards occurred in 1985 and the standards no longer accurately reflect value differences in today's pork products. Modern pork production is characterized by products with improved color and higher marbling content, two factors that have been consistently identified by researchers as the main components affecting pork eating quality.