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AMS Extends Comment Period for Proposal Amending Animal Handling Rules for Organic Meat and Poultry

Thursday, June 16, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) extended the comment period by 30 days for the proposed rule that would amend organic livestock and poultry production requirements. Public comments are now due by July 13, 2016. The proposed rule would add new provisions for livestock handling and transport for slaughter, living conditions and health care practices. The Meat Institute developed a memo detailing the specific provisions included in the proposed rule, and possible implications of the rule.

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