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Hearing on Meat Labeling Bill (LD 351) Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 12

On February 12 at 1 p.m. at the Cross Building in Augusta, the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will hear a bill addressing the large of amount of meat being advertised falsely as “local” or “Maine-raised” when the animals actually were produced elsewhere and trucked to Maine for slaughter.

Rep. Bill Pluecker of Warren has introduced LD 351, An Act To Ensure Accuracy in the Labeling of Maine Meat and Poultry. Maine residents are encouraged to testify about the bill in person or by writing to Dylan.Sinclair@legislature.maine.gov

FMI: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=351&snum=129