Lawmaker outraged by meat liquid law

October 10, 2008 1:29:16 PM PDT
Thursday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier fired off a letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger, asking him to investigate a new law that went into effect Thursday.

The law requires consumers to pay for the liquid that accumulates in the bottom of freshly packaged meat.

"I think it's outrageous," Speier said. "I think every consumer, not just in California, but across the country, should be outraged that they're paying for something they're not getting."

Schwarzenegger's office told ABC7 that he had not yet received Speier's letter.

California shoppers will spend an estimated $246 million per year on the liquid.


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