Judge Rejects Push For Egg Labeling Of Hen Treatment

Law360, San Diego (December 23, 2014, 6:19 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a pair of animal advocacy groups' suits seeking to force federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, to adopt stricter egg carton labeling restrictions, ruling the agencies were allowed to decide how best to use their resources.

Compassion Over Killing and the Animal Defense Fund unsuccessfully petitioned the FDA, the Federal Trade Commission and two U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies from 2006 to 2013, asking them to require egg producers to identify whether their hens were free range or kept in cages.

The FDA said that even if it set aside its disagreements...

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