Ranchers, Others Fight Bid To Ban US Meat Labeling Rules

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A cattle ranchers' association and other groups on Tuesday slammed an attempt in D.C. federal court to prevent the U.S. from implementing new country-of-origin meat-labeling rules, saying that to block the new rules would contradict the U.S.'s World Trade Organization commitments.

The U.S. Cattlemen's Association, along with others that have intervened in a suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, opposed a request for a preliminary injunction meant to block the USDA from putting in place new meat-labeling rules. The USCA was joined by the National...
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