Tyson Sues USDA Over Chicken Labels

Law360, New York (June 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for requiring the poultry giant to pull its antibiotic-free chicken label because, the company says, a new rule by the agency draws no distinction between antibiotics being used in chickens before hatching and after.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said that the USDA's new standard is “arbitrary and capricious” because it doesn't distinguish between practices applied while birds are being raised and the period while embryos are...
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