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Merger of Meat Industry Groups Aims to Achieve ‘One Voice’

The 108-year-old American Meat Institute is close to a merger with the two-year-old North American Meat Association. Among other roles, the new organization will direct the meat industry’s approach to food safety. What gives? James Marsden, Regent’s Distinguished Professor of Food Safety at Kansas State University, answered that question Monday in his regular Meatingplace column…. Continue Reading

Country-of-Origin Labeling Challenge Gets a Rehearing Before Full D.C. Appeals Court

A meat industry effort to stop USDA from implementing its May 2013 country-of-origin (COOL) labeling regulations has come back to life. A March 28 ruling that favored USDA was vacated April 4 by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, opening up a possibility for the American Meat Institute to still… Continue Reading

Meat Industry Loses Attempt to Block Country-of-Origin Labeling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is allowing Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of the born, raised and slaughtered production step on meat to continue. COOL took effect last year, but the meat industry had tried to block the rule. Today, the court denied a preliminary injunction against enforcing COOL and… Continue Reading

Judge Lets COOL Rules Stand For Now

A District of Columbia federal judge declined Thursday to issue a preliminary injunction stopping USDA’s latest Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations from going into effect. The ruling means U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji B. Jackson does not think the plaintiffs, led by the American Meat Institute (AMI), are likely to be successful in their… Continue Reading