Consumer Groups Urge US To Defend Meat Origin Labels

Law360, Washington (February 24, 2012, 3:33 PM EST) -- Consumer groups told the White House on Friday that the U.S. should appeal a November World Trade Organization decision shooting down U.S. regulations that require some meat to be labeled with its country of origin.

“Poll after poll shows that American consumers want to know where their food comes from,” said Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives at Consumers Union, upon the release of its joint letter to President Obama with the Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen and Food & Water Watch. “The WTO...
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