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Meatpackers Appeal Label Laws
Tue Nov 19, 2013 05:31 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- Big U.S. meatpackers are appealing to Congress in a last-ditch effort to stave off new federal labeling rules that require more information about the origins of beef, pork and other meats.

At issue are regulations set to come into full force Saturday that require meat processors to list details including the countries in which livestock were born, raised and slaughtered. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the new rules this past spring to update previous country-of-origin regulations that the World Trade Organization said discriminated against Canada and other trading partners. A six-month grace period on the rules ...

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