The label Hormone Free is unapproved by the USDA for meat and cannot be used on any meat products. Click here to learn about the credible labels found on meat raised without hormones.
There is also no definition or regulation for Hormone Free on dairy products. To truly avoid hormones in dairy, buy organic: all animals used for organic meat or dairy production cannot have received any hormones in their lifetime.
Why It Matters
Although the USDA and FDA have approved many hormones for use in meat and dairy production, many consumers are wary of hormone residue in their food and the possible negative effects these hormones may have on their health and the environment. Learn more about concerns over hormone use in these food production industries.
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