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Federal appeals court upholds egg carton labeling lawsuit judgment

Plaintiffs argue consumers are being misled about eggs from caged hens.

A panel of three judges of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled in favor of several federal agencies after they declined petitions from the animal rights groups Compassion Over Killing and Animal Legal Defense Fund, as well as six individual egg consumers, to enact regulations that would require all egg cartons to identify the living conditions of egg laying hens in production.

The panel held that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety & Inspection Ser

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