Earlier this week, U.S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told consumer groups that “he will ask the meat industry to voluntarily follow stricter guidelines for new package labels designed to specify a food’s country of origin.” If they don’t comply, “the administration will write new rules.” The request won’t please meat packing companies, who often mix Mexican with U.S. beef before selling it.
Obama Administration Asks Meat Industry To 'Voluntarily' Follow Stricter Labeling Guidelines
By cwalters February 20, 2009
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