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Till the Cows Come Home: Tenth Circuit’s Affirmation of Federal Preemption Is a Win for Defendants in Food Labeling Cases

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14 Apr 2022

The Tenth Circuit recently held that the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) gets the final word on what “Product of the U.S.A.” means for labels of beef products. Thornton v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 20-2124, 2022 WL 727628 (10th Cir. Mar. 11, 2022). The court based its decision on federal preemption, finding that the express preemption provision of FMIA preempted plaintiffs’ deceptive labeling claims under state law.

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