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Ground beef could now have cow heart meat

Posted at 7:13 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 22:13:09-05

The USDA is now allowing companies to quietly add cow heart meat to ground beef.

For decades, ground beef has been required to only include the parts you'd expect. Regulators have long said heart meat wasn't an acceptable ingredient because it wasn't considered beef.

Companies may now include as much heart meat in their ground beef products as they want. It also doesn't need to be labeled.