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Tue Feb 5, 2013 11:34 AM CST

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SENATORS PROD ADMINISTRATION TO RESOLVE COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING CONTROVERSY

A bipartisan group of 31 U.S. senators is calling on the Obama administration to develop new regulations governing the U.S. country-of-origin labeling system that meet objections that the World Trade Organization raised last year.

Last June, a WTO Appellate Body found that providing consumer information on the origin of meat was legitimate. However, the body also found that the 2009 COOL rule was inconsistent with the WTO's Agreement on Technical Barriers ...

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