U.S. Cattlemen File Country of Origin Labeling Rule Comments

US - The U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) filed comments Aug. 20 with USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) on the agency's proposed rule requiring mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) for beef, lamb, pork, perishable agricultural commodities and peanuts. USCA's comments were submitted in response to USDA's request for comment prior to the adoption of the final rule.
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In 2002 Congress amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 by adding a provision for country of origin labeling to the Farm Bill. In July 2007, Congress again amended the Act by adding language regarding different allowable categories for labeling beef products. The amendment maintains the language of the 2002 Farm Bill with respect to U.S. products, and establishes a multiple country of origin meat label for product derived from animals not of U.S. origin. Further, the current law amends the Act by requiring an imported meat label for product imported into the U.S. for immediate harvest.

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