USDA Urged To Adopt Country-Of-Origin Meat Labeling Plan

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 7:56 PM EDT) -- More than 200 advocacy groups pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday to adopt recently proposed changes to American country-of-origin meat labeling rules — alterations required by a World Trade Organization ruling that the old labels were unfair.

The USDA proposed the new labeling rules last month, most notably requiring the origin designations to include information about where each of the production steps — including slaughtering and packaging — takes place and eliminating vague or confusing provisions.

The proposed changes were released in response to...
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