Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grassfed traceable and

first_imgIrish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America. Image: Shutterstock/petereleven Short URL Image: Shutterstock/petereleven 15,885 Views THE AMERICAN DEPARTMENT of Agriculture has approved a Bord Bia plan for the marketing of Irish beef in the US.The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America.The approval is the culmination of three years of engagement with USDA and came after a USDA visit to Bord Bia. The decision ensures that Irish beef sold in the USA from Bord Bia approved plants can now carry the USDA shield and guarantee that the claims Bord Bia makes are validated by their own national authority.These include allowing Bord Bia to tell Americans that Irish beef is:More than 80% grass dietFully traceable from farm to forkFrom quality assured farms and processing systemsOut to pasture for a certain period every yearRaised without the use of growth hormonesTreated responsibly with the use of antibiotics Jun 20th 2017, 7:34 AM http://jrnl.ie/3453213 center_img 41 Comments By Paul Hosford Share316 Tweet Email2 Tuesday 20 Jun 2017, 7:34 AM Following the meeting, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said:“I am extremely pleased that we have received the green light to proceed with a measure which has the potential to add significant value to our beef offering to the US.“Such a marketing tool will allow our beef exporters pursue the premium US beef market and will boost Irish beef exports to the US which will be crucial in terms of Brexit mitigation.”Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy said that this achievement is reward for the considerable effort involved in pursuing an application through the USDA Process Verified Program (PVP) and will reinforce Bord Bia’s marketing and promotion strategy in the US.In 2015 Irish beef was the first EU beef accepted on American shelves after a 15-year ban following a BSE outbreak.Read: Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more