The Food and Drug Administration has finalized a new rule for chicken & steak.
The new rule requires Walmart to sell chicken & steaks, chicken breast, chicken burgers and chicken sandwiches at a retail price in the United States.
It will allow Walmart to avoid the cost of importing chicken and beef into the United State.
The rule also allows Walmart to have a limited number of items per store, up to 5,000.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said he is confident the rule will benefit Walmart’s customers.
He said the company will be able to deliver the chicken &steak product that Walmart customers want and that will be as nutritious and delicious as the best chicken and steak options.
The USDA announced the rule late Wednesday night.
It is the latest step in an effort by the USDA to curb the growing number of foodborne illnesses that have been linked to chicken.
Chicken has been implicated in more than 1,000 cases of illness in the US.
A USDA spokesman said the rule changes do not address other food safety issues that have arisen over the years.
The agency is taking steps to improve food safety at all levels, the spokesman said.
The rule is expected to take effect on April 2, 2020.
WalMart announced plans in January to start selling chicken & beef in stores in 2020.
The company said at the time that it would be the first to offer chicken & meat in stores.
In December, Walmart said it was expanding its chicken & chicken products in some stores in the Midwest.