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Donald Trump's administration will not force companies to reduce salt in school meals

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Trump relaxes salty school dinner rule

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat producers do not need to restrict salt in school meals for the 2018-19 academic year, after the Trump administration said companies needed more time to reformulate products.

Meat industry reps have been critical of the GIPSA rule

Industry welcomes USDA regulation climbdown

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat industry has largely welcomed the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to withdraw proposed legislation on the buying and selling of livestock.

Meat industry representatives claim GIPSA could lead to a 'cascade of litigation'

Opposition to fair play rule raised – again

By Oscar Rousseau

US poultry industry representatives have redoubled opposition to government proposals scrapping the need for farmers to prove competition harm in order to claim compensation.

Meat bodies call the GIPSA rules 'draconian' and warn of a 'cascade of litigation'

US meatpackers denounce controversial fair play rules

By Oscar Rousseau

Government litigation set up to protect farmers from “egregious retaliatory practices” have been criticised by American meat boards, which suggest regulation could inflict billions of dollars of financial damage.

The US government said the changes will better protect farmers

Meat industry anger over midnight GIPSA rule

By Oscar Rousseau

A cross-section of US meat bodies have reacted vociferously to proposed regulatory changes from government to protect farmers from “egregious” processor practices, warning the rules could cost jobs.

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