Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling
June 21, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking to force meat to again be labeled if it's produced in other countries and imported to the United States.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Spokane, seeks to overturn a March 2016 decision by the Department of Agriculture to revoke regulations requiring imported meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. That change allowed imported meat to be sold as U.S. products, the lawsuit said.
"Consumers understandably want to know where their food comes from," said David Muraskin of Washing...