House ag chief wants to accelerate meat labeling
WASHINGTON — It’s been five years since Congress passed a law requiring meat to be marked with the country of origin, but shoppers will have a hard time finding those labels.
The food industry has succeeded in repeatedly delaying the labeling requirement. It’s currently put off until the fall of 2008.
But an end to that delay could be in the works. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson wants to marry the labeling program to a plan to require livestock producers to participate in a national animal identification system.