Appeals Court Upholds Country of Origin Labels on Meat

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. The meat industry panned the rules saying they're costly and provide no health benefits to the consumer. They argued that the rules are too far reaching and violate First Amendment rights to freedom of speech by forcing meat producers to provide information about their products without "advancing a government interest."

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