USDA Must Revisit Rule On Canadian Beef Imports

Law360, New York (July 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district judge has remanded for further review a U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that would have loosened restrictions on cattle imports from Canada, siding in part with advocacy groups' claims that the rule could expose U.S. consumers to the mad cow disease.

The judge last week granted one of the six claims in the motion for a preliminary injunction, finding that the plaintiffs had shown sufficient evidence suggesting that the USDA had not followed the rule-making requirements set in the Administrative Procedure Act when it...
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