April 30, 1943

Aim Is to Push Certain Cuts
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Office of Price Administration (OPA) announced today new point values for meats that will become effective May 2. The aim of the revised values is to shift consumption away from beef round steak and center-cut pork chops and toward lesser cuts such as spare ribs, brains, tongue, and pork knuckles. Other cuts that increased in point values include pork roast, ham and beef flank steak, round tip beef roast, veal sirloin and chops, and veal leg roast. However, the new point allocations make the better cut of porterhouse steak less costly in terms of points than the lesser cut round steak. This round of point revisions was the first since March 29 when beef, veal, pork, mutton, and lamb were rationed.

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