By USDA's definition, natural beef is minimally processed with no additives. Unlike certified organic products, there is no uniform government certification for "natural" production practices Many companies have created their own "natural" production guidelines. Common production claims are "Raised Without Hormones", "Raised Without Anitbiotics".
Fisher's Market Premium Natural Meats prides itself on providing you with fresh, natural meats and products. Our beef is raised without antibiotics, growth hormones and is finished on corn, then dry aged 14 days. Our beef is high choice quality grade or higher.
Glossary of Terms
(Cool) - Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is an initiative requiring labeling of beef, pork, lamb, fish, and peanuts according to the country in which the commodity was born, raised and harvested. COOL is mandatory for the above commodities sold at the retail level effective September 30, 2008.
Grades: A quality grade is a composite evaluation of factors that affect palatability of meat (tenderness, juiciness, and flavor). These factors include carcass maturity, firmness, texture, and color of lean, and the amount and distribution of marbling within the lean. Beef carcass quality grading is based on degree of marbling and degree of maturity.
Organic produce is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. According to the USDA, organic produce is produced without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Organic produce has been regulated by the USDA's National Organic Program NOP since October 2002. In order to display the approved USDA organic seal, produce must contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients.