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COOL Regulations Face Uncertain Future South of Border

Posted November 25, 2014

Under International Trade Issues

(Canadian Manufacturing)

Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said the United States is running out of options for the meat labels, which are required under a 2008 law.

A Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) label might say, for example, that the animal was “born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States” or “born, raised and slaughtered in the United States.” Read more here.