Critics Lament New COOL Rule
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu May 23, 2013 01:14 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. country-of-origin labeling for meat will continue to be controversial and divisive with greater potential scrutiny from the World Trade Organization and possible retaliatory measures from Canada.

USDA issued a final rule Thursday modifying country-of-origin labeling, commonly called COOL. USDA stated, "The final rule will ensure that consumers are provided with accurate origin information for muscle cut meats as Congress intended and bring the United States into conformity with its WTO obligations. The United States remains committed to ensuring that consumers are provided with information about the origin of muscle cut meats they buy at the retail ...

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