The USDA’s Meals Security and Inspection Carrier (FSIS) has denied a 4-year-worn petition filed on behalf of the American Veal Association. The petition sought an FSIS rulemaking to place regulatory definitions for veal and various immature cattle to be per change practices. Particularly, the petition requested:
- That FSIS elaborate “veal” as “any immature bovine having a dressed carcass weight up to 425 pounds and administered greatest U.S. Meals and Drug Administration accepted medicines and feed, formula, nutritional and natural dietary supplements according to regulations.”
- That FSIS put “non-mandatory” subcategories for “milk-fed veal,” “formula-fed veal,” and “grain/grass-fed veal” in response to the dwell animal’s weight loss program and its dressed carcass weight, and for “bob veal” in response to a dressed carcass weight of fewer than 100 pounds.
- That FSIS defines “calf” for labeling capabilities as any immature bovine that would now not meet any of the requested veal definitions.
In step with the petition, these speedy definitions would “offer protection to user expectations” thru codifying existing change and regulatory practices.