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Meat Groups Get Second Crack at Label Rules in Appeals Court

Tuesday, April 08, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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Bloomberg News

Meat producers including Hormel Foods Group Inc. will get another chance to challenge country-of-origin labeling rules in a case pitting corporate free-speech rights against the government’s regulatory reach. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today threw out a March 28 ruling by a three-judge panel upholding the Department of Agriculture’s labeling requirements so all 11 judges on the court can reconsider a constitutional question of corporate free speech: Can regulators require labels only that “correct a deception” such as false advertising or can they demand data for other purposes such as addressing consumer confusion?.. 

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