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Sources: WTO Ruled Against U.S. on Country-of-Origin Labeling


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Carrie
- 1423 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The sources say that WTO determined that U.S. rules to place mandatory labels on meat packages identifying where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered were unfair, reinforcing a previous ruling from 2012 that prompted the U.S. to revise its rules.



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. (0)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 3:34 pm
i maynot pay much attn to where it comes from but i see nothing wrong to have the labeling. what if a country was having an outbreak of mad cow disease. or other things or even us have a problem people should have the choice
 

. (0)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 3:45 pm
oh and a a bit off subject syria has released an american prisoner they have held for i thing 2 years. and for those of you who are fans of mone read my last comment on the posting carrie put about her
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 7:58 pm
If I buy meat, it is always locally sourced and non-factory farm, so that tends to make it easier when it comes to knowing where the meat came from
 

Krista Slavin (195)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 8:39 pm
If they weren't trying to hide anything, I don't see what the problem is with labeling where food comes from.
 

Billie C (2)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 8:40 pm
we should be able to decide if we want meat from certain countries. i don't eat sea food from countries that i don't like their sanitary conditions and i want the same options for my meat. the idea of eating meat processed in china makes me shudder and they are one of many countries i don't want food from.
how dare the wto tell us how we should label or get our food. we aren't under their control we are our own controllers.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday August 25, 2014, 6:06 am
I buy my meat from a local meat market that sources only from local farms and ranches. I would trust absolutely NOTHING that comes from China.
 

. (0)
Monday August 25, 2014, 7:37 am
It is sad that US consumers do not know where their meat and poultry are coming from. I recently read an article that said KFC, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, and Dominos import their meat and poultry from China. I wouldn't eat anything produced in China. I hate them, because they are torturing, sicko, sub-human POS's who skin dogs and boil them alive before eating them.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday August 25, 2014, 7:15 pm
I believe we have a right to know where our food come from, after all we are consuming it. I Believe the US should tell the WTO to go to hell they are protecting their citizens.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:35 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 9:24 am
I don't see a problem with labeling where a product originated. What I don't understand is why the US imports meat from other countries and vice versa. Why not stay with local markets? Am i missing some deep message here?
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 1:44 pm
This is simply SHOCKING news !
Who would have 'thunk' it?
 
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