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WASHINGTON -- A call by the U.S. Senate's top Democrat for immediate country-of-origin labeling of meat was met with virtually no support from retailers and the food industry.Sen. Tom Daschle, displaying a package of ground beef with a red, white and blue label saying "100% U.S. Beef," floated the proposal one day after USDA officials confirmed the heifer infected with the nation's first case of mad

WASHINGTON -- A call by the U.S. Senate's top Democrat for immediate country-of-origin labeling of meat was met with virtually no support from retailers and the food industry.

Sen. Tom Daschle, displaying a package of ground beef with a red, white and blue label saying "100% U.S. Beef," floated the proposal one day after USDA officials confirmed the heifer infected with the nation's first case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, was imported from Canada.

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