Judge Rejects Meat Industry's Request For COOL Preliminary Injunction

A U.S. District Judge has upheld stricter labeling rules for beef, pork, lamb and goat by rejecting the meat industry’s request for a preliminary injunction.

On Wednesday, District of Columbia Judge Ketanji Jackson refused to stop the government from implementing the stricter country of origin labeling rules. The labels would tell consumers where the retail meat they are purchasing came from, including where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

“We are going to be faithful to the rule. It’s a battle we are going to continue to fight,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

He made the comments to a farm delegation earlier this week, according to Reuters.

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