Hormone Label Claims

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April 6, 2021 - Author: , & ,

Hormones are naturally produced chemical messenger substance found in both plants and animals.

Hormone Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of added hormones in beef lamb and milk production to safely increase milk production or to more efficiently produce meat. Beef and sheep producers may use hormones to help livestock grow more efficiently. Milk and meat products from animals given hormones are considered safe. These product have similar levels of hormones as animals not given added hormones. 

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Tags: agriculture, animal agriculture, breakfast on the farm, food label claims, food labels, hormones, labeling and regulation, msu extension, rapid response for agriculture


Authors

Mary Dunckel

Mary Dunckel
dunckelm@msu.edu

Jeannine Schweihofer

Jeannine Schweihofer
grobbelj@msu.edu

Ashley Kuschel

Ashley Kuschel
kuschela@msu.edu

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