Docket Number: AMS-LPS-16-0060
Effective Date: December 18, 2017
The Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef (beef standards) to allow dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of classifying maturity of carcasses presented to USDA for official quality grading.
Bucky Gwartney, International Marketing Specialist, Standardization Branch, QAD, LPS, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 3932-S, STOP 0258, Washington, DC 20250-0258, phone (202) 720-1424, or via email at Bucky.Gwartney@ams.usda.gov.
- Reference Documents for Petition on Proposed Changes to the Beef Grade Standards
- Notice and Request for Comments
- August 24, 2016 Notice, Request for Comments