The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld USDA’s authority to issue rules implementing Country of Origin Labeling for meat and poultry products. R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard is pleased with the 8 to 3 ruling and says it’s unlikely the case will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court
Bullard says if the WTO rules against U.S. COOL – then a decision will need to be made to either follow U.S. Constitutional law or follow an unelected and appointed international tribunal. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall is disappointed with the En Banc Court ruling. He says all legal remedies are now done
Today’s ruling in front of all judges residing in the appeals court district upholds consumers’ right to know where their meat is born, raised and slaughtered.