POULTRY LABELING RULE ADDS A FRESH WRINKLE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food labeling regulations for California retailers have become even knottier.That is thanks to a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month that says stores in the state must follow federal definitions when labeling poultry fresh, but can follow state law when advertising it as fresh.At issue is a year-old California law that never went into effect because of a court challenge

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food labeling regulations for California retailers have become even knottier.

That is thanks to a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month that says stores in the state must follow federal definitions when labeling poultry fresh, but can follow state law when advertising it as fresh.

At issue is a year-old California law that never went into effect because of a court challenge by the National Broiler Council, the American Meat Institute and the

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