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New meat packing labels

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There are new guidelines for meat packaging labels.

A new USDA rule requires packages include labels that tell you the country where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. The rule took effect back in May, but companies were given a 6 month grace period to make the change.

A number of companies in the meat industry are opposed to the new rule, which they say raises production costs. Supporters of the measure say consumers have a right to know where their meat comes from.

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