Offal trade in the United States and the European Community: Consumption patterns, valorization, hormone use, and policy projections


  • Journal Paper No. J-13341 of the lowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa, Project No. 2835.


The relative prices and methods of utilization of edible beef offals in the United States and the European Community (EC) are compared. The importance of the US-EC beef offal trade is then discussed. This is followed by a historical overview of the current US-EC dispute regarding hormone use. Finally, an assessment of the impact of an EC ban on edible beef offals is presented.