Public input is sought for creating a definition of the term “natural” as it relates to the labeling of meat and poultry. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is accepting comments until Nov. 13, 2009, on the issue.

This comes after an initial comment period in 2006 when the FSIS determined more input was necessary. Input is sought on a variety of topics, such as the use of anti-microbial products and whether the term “natural” should reflect the conditions in which the bird was raised.