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Grading Beef -- is it uniquely a United States system?

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Grading Beef -- is it uniquely a United States system?

ipsedixit | | Dec 16, 2011 08:05 PM

The grades used to differentiate beef used by the USDA -- Prime, Choice, Select, etc. -- is it a purely U.S. thing?

Do other countries grade their beef on a (similar?) sliding scale based on intramuscular fat and age of the cattle?

If they don't, then are there no systems in place to differentiate one cut of beef from another -- other than perhaps by sight?

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