The North American meat industry is expected to ask a Washington, D.C., federal court today for a preliminary injunction against the USDA's Country of Origin Labeling law. The industry groups, led by the American Meat Institute, are accusing the USDA of turning the Country of Origin Labeling for poultry and meat into a "lifetime itinerary labeling" that is unconstitutional and illegal. The rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act, exceeds the authority of the USDA and infringes on the industry's First Amendment rights, the industry said.

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