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FOIA News: Appeals Court Hears Arguments Tomorrow on Blocked Chicken Info.

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Appeals Court Hears Arguments Tomorrow on Blocked Chicken Info.

By Dan Flynn, Food Safety News, Dec. 8, 2015

When it comes to food safety transparency, how much company information can you pry out of government agencies by using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?

On Wednesday, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco will hear arguments on both sides of that question in a case on appeal since October 2013 and known as ALDF v. FDA.

The information sought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dates back to 2010 when ALDF asked for certain FDA records from enforcement of the then-new Egg Rule in Texas.

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