Mandatory Meat Labeling Could Be Pushed To 2008

US - Meat processors such as Tyson Foods Inc. likely will not be forced to label where their products come from until 2008, under a joint recommendation from congressional appropriation committees.

Members of the Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement Thursday on the fiscal 2006 Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, a news release says.

Both chambers will vote on the recommendations, which include delaying mandatory country-of-origin labeling until Sept. 30, 2008.

The mandatory program was part of President Bush's 2002 Farm Bill and was supposed to begin in September 2004. Implementation was delayed because of a provision in the 2005 Agriculture Appropriations bill.

Source: TheMornngNews
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