Kroger's Reply

"Dear Ms. Battiston:

All meat transported and sod in interstate commerce must be federally inspected. The larger cuts are usually shipped to local stores where they are ground. The Food Safety and Inspection Service carries out USDA's responsibilities under the Federal Meat Inspection Act. These laws protect consumers by ensuring that meat products are wholesome, unadultered, and properly marked, labeled, and packaged. For meat being transported and sold within a state, state inspection would apply. State inspection programs must enforce requirements at least equal to those of Federal Inspection laws.

I hope this information will be helpful to you!



Sherri Johnson
Consumer Response Representative
Ref. # 1105581"