Tyson appeal denied in 'raised without antibiotics' case
A federal appeals court has refused to block a
preliminary injunction that bars Tyson Foods from marketing some of its chicken
products as 'raised without antibiotics'.
Meatingplace has reported that Tyson filed the request in the Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., following a federal judge's order
forcing the company to stop its 'raised without antibiotics' marketing
"We're disappointed the motion for a stay has been denied and are
evaluating our legal options," commented Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson. "We
continue to believe we have acted responsibly in the way we have labelled and
marketed our products and intend to stand our ground."
While the decision does not affect labelling of Tyson products, it does
affect the company's marketing programme. Mickelson said that the company is not
currently running any ads, and Tyson has asked its customers to remove
point-of-purchase materials from stores. It has been reported that Tyson has
until 15 May to complete that process.
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