USDA Undercutting Meat Origin Labeling: Sen.

Law360, New York (September 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. senator has warned that a country-of-origin labeling law intended to inform consumers about the origin of their meat is being weakened by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow meat producers to opt for a label that lists multiple countries of origin.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., wrote a letter Tuesday to the USDA saying that the agency’s rules interpreting the labeling law open up a loophole that allows meat packers to choose to label their products as originating in multiple countries instead of requiring...
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