Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Meat Labeling Case

(Washington, D.C.)
Canada and Mexico are readying trade sanctions against the United States after they won a meat labeling dispute on Monday, increasing pressure on the U.S. Congress to scrap the laws.

The World Trade Organization upheld a complaint by Canada and Mexico about U.S. laws requiring retailers to label meat with the country where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, saying they discriminated against imported livestock.

Republicans, who have a majority in Congress, have signaled they may act to repeal the laws as early as this week, but consumer groups and many Democrats say they provide essential information for shoppers.
Frankly, I consider my meat to be superior but I don't label.


Doom said...

Republicans are on the wrong side of this, at least regarding Mexico. I don't know about Canada, though I doubt if their inspections are as good, essentially being a poorer European type bureaucratic corruptocracy. Friends, family, and then those who slip a solid coin, can dance on any regulation. It's infecting America, always been here, but usually got cleaned up at some point. Just not under this admin.

Wireless.Phil said...

Lets see, mad cow in Canada too, but its been awhile, last I heard, Mexico still uses DDT on bugs and that shit hole China, I don't even want to get into.

The USDA at our poultry plants are lucky if the check one chicken or turkey a day for E-Coli and Salmonella, they can be killed by cooking, but everything else will be contaminated
Do you really trust them to check the crap food coming out of China?

County of origin is on our food labels for a reason!

I told a woman one thanksgiving that the canned pumpkin she was buying came from China.

Her reply "well, they are selli g it here".

Completely missed thd point!


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