Meat Groups Say Labeling Rules Exceed USDA's Authority

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Several meat and poultry groups told the D.C. Circuit Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new meat labeling requirements go beyond the agency's authority and violate the groups' First Amendment rights.

In an appellate brief, the American Meat Institute, Canadian Cattlemen's Association and other groups from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, said a lower court should have issued an injunction to block the USDA from implementing its new country-of-origin meat labeling regulations. The agency had issued the new rule following a U.S. loss in a...
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