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USDA Proposes COOL Changes
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Mar 8, 2013 04:52 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The long national legalese nightmare in defining when and where a piece of meat originated will continue as USDA prepares to release a proposed new rule on Country of Origin Labeling in Monday's Federal Register.

The proposed rule changes come after a World Trade Organization appellate panel found last June that the U.S. meat-labeling law discriminated against imported livestock from Canada and Mexico.

Meat labeling in the U.S. is in its 11th year of being perfected after country-of-origin labeling, or "COOL," was originally passed into law with the 2002 farm bill. Due to funding freezes in Congress ...

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