U.S. appeals WTO ruling on dolphin-safe tuna label

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Posted: Jan 20, 2012 11:23 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was appealing a World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. dolphin-safe labeling measures for tuna in a longrunning spat with Mexico.

"Our dolphin-safe labeling measures for tuna products provide information for American consumers as they make food purchasing decisions for their families," Andrea Mead, a spokeswoman for the United States Trade Representative, said in a statement.

"Our decision to appeal the WTO ruling in this case demonstrates the commitment of the United States to our dolphin-safe labeling measures," Mead said.

(Reporting by Doug Palmer, Editing by Andrea Ricci)