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AMS Proposes Revised Pork Standards

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking public comment on revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Pork Carcasses (pork standards). The proposed standard identifies marbling and color as the primary considerations for quality designations, replacing lean/fat and yield considerations outlined in the current standard. The revised standard also excludes the provision regarding sow carcass grading, maintaining only the official standards for barrows and gilts. The last revision to the pork standards occurred in 1985. Public comments are due by December 22, 2017.

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