In the opinion issued Tuesday, Judge Stephen F. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, who was also on the three judge panel, upheld the earlier decision and wrote for the majority of the full panel. He wrote that the government interest in country of origin labels is because there is a long history of such disclosures, a demonstrated consumer interest in knowing where food comes from and individual health concerns and market impacts that could arise if there is a foodborne illness outbreak in one of the countries.
Under the rules, a label must be specific. For example, it may say the animal that produced the meat was in Mexico, raised and slaughtered in the United States or raised and slaughtered in the United States. and Canada. USDA revised the rules after a World Trade Organization challenge from Mexico and Canada.
This Jan. 18, 2010 file photo shows steaks and other beef products displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. A federal appeals court upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
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The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, which went into effect last year, saying they are costly and provide no health benefits to the consumer. The industry said in court that the rules go beyond what Congress intended and violate First Amendment rights to freedom of speech by forcing meat producers to provide information about their products without advancing a government interest. full appellate panel heard the case after a three judge appeals panel ruled against the industry but suggested that the full court may want to review its decision. The first panel had ruled that the industry claims were unlikely to succeed in court and said a consumer interest in choosing domestic meat is worthy of what Nike Shoes Green And Black
The meat industry aggressively lobbied Congress to repeal the rules in the most recent five year farm bill signed by President Barack Obama earlier this year. But farm state lawmakers said there wasn enough congressional support for repeal.
WASHINGTON (AP) A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
to the Supreme Court. He said the group will our options moving forward. labeling rules have support from consumer groups, environmental groups and some farm groups. Ranchers who raise cattle near the northern border and compete with Canadian ranchers have been most supportive of the rules, which Congress wrote in 2002 and revised in 2008 after years of haggling with the meat industry. Ranchers and meatpackers in the Southwest who do a lot of business with Mexico have traditionally opposed it.
have maintained all along that the country of origin rule harms livestock producers and the industry and affords little benefit to consumers, said James H. Hodges, the group interim president and CEO. decision will perpetuate those harms. did not say whether the industry will appeal Nike Shoes Pink And White
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