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Beef Grading / New System / Controversy #482183

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 13, 1975
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(Studio) New system for grading beef supposed to take effect tomorrow, but there's some question if it will. New grading system explained. Late Friday, Omaha, Nebraska, judge ordered Agriculture Department not to put new standards into effect.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Chicago, Illinois) Producers like idea of new system; many consumers don't. Under new rules, portion of beef graded "good" to be upgraded to "choice" and consumers will pay for it. Grades determined by age and streaks of fat. [Consumer League Ellen HAAS - believes value of beef to be obscured.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

(Studio) Still not known if system to be instituted.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

Bell, Rebecca;
Snyder, Tom

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