Meat Packers Switch To New Labeling Regulations

Law360, New York (September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. meat packers are preparing to adjust to a new rule that will require them to identify the source of origin for their products, leaving behind the voluntary reporting framework that has been in place for years.

On Tuesday, the new country-of-origin regulations will take effect on an interim basis, making country-of-origin labeling mandatory for beef, pork, lamb, chicken, ground meats, peanuts, fruits and vegetables sold by retailers.

The regulations arise out of the 2002 and 2008 farm bills, which amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of...
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