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Label standards safe

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to let the Bush administration relax standards for the 'dolphin safe' tuna label. The labelling is allowed to be extended to imported tuna if shipboard observers and Commerce Department studies find that fishing is not harming marine mammals. The Clinton government made such a finding in 1999 and the first Bush administration sought to change the labels in 1992, but both attempts were rejected by federal courts. The latest ruling has also been upheld, the court saying that the government has again failed to complete the studies ordered by Congress and allowed its decision to be swayed by foreign governments.


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