Tyson Files Suit Against USDA On Chicken Label

June 16, 2008
Tyson Foods Inc. has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the company's antibiotic-free chicken label

Calling itself a victim of flawed regulatory procedures, Tyson Foods Inc. has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the company's antibiotic-free chicken label, a company spokesman said Friday.

Earlier this month, the USDA required Tyson to remove its hot-selling Raised Without Antibiotics chicken label after the department said the company was using antibiotics in its hatcheries two to three days before the chicks were hatched. The USDA concluded that Tyson's chicken was therefore not raised without antibiotics.

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