Meat label law repealed, what it means for your dinner table

A decade of debating has come to an end, and the meat packing industry couldn't be happier. 

Congress has repealed a law that required stores to list country of origin on packages of red meat.

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They claim they had no choice after the World Trade Organization ruled against the labels, The Associated Press reported.

The repeal is effective immediately.

Before the move, labels told consumers where meat was born and where it was slaughtered.

The rules came into effect in 2002 after fears of mad cow disease from imported cattle. The labels were seen across the board in 2009. 

One label you will be seeing is the indication of genetically modified salmon. Lawmakers also decided against adding language to the bill that would have blocked mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients, The AP reported.

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