Consumer groups are rearing for a fight in 2016 after Congress repealed a law that required an animal's country of origin on packages of meat.
Canada and Mexico could impose tariffs on more than $1 billion-worth of U.S. goods as a way to compensate for losses brought on by a U.S. labeling law.
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These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.
Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.
Country of Origin Labeling rules require meat labels to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
Industry groups want congress to dial back rules requiring labels that trace the origin of meat -- a measure advocates say is better for consumers.
The USDA has mandated that Country of Origin Labeling rules will go into effect. Eight meat industry groups are suing to fight the new requirements.