Meat Groups Want US Labeling Changes Halted

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- Nine meat and poultry organizations from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. asked a federal judge Thursday to block the U.S. from implementing new country-of-origin meat labeling rules that they claim are excessively burdensome.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture put the new measures in place in May to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling that found the old regime discriminated against Mexican and Canadian exporters.

But the changes have sparked strong criticism from Canada and Mexico, who say the U.S. didn't do enough to fix the...
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