USA: FMI and AMI lend US support to fight against origin labelling for meat
The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the US Food Marketing Institute (FMI) have added their voices to a campaign to stave off proposed legislation to introduce country of origin labelling laws on meat products. The Canadian cattle industry is concerned that country of origin labels to be applied to meat, fish and produce in the US will work to their disadvantage, and is buoyed by support from their counterparts in the US. Janet Riley, a spokeswoman for the AMI, which represents nearly all beef, pork, lamb and veal processors in the US, is quoted by Canada's Financial Post as saying: "It's safe to say that we stand together on this […] We support free trade and we oppose anything that is an obstacle to free trade."
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