Article Tagged with: "cool labeling"

CME: Canada, Mexico Critical for US Beef, Pork Shipments

March 14, 2013 7:07 am0 comments
CME: Canada, Mexico Critical for US Beef, Pork Shipments

The reaction of Canada’s government to USDA’s proposed “fix” for mandatory country-of-origin labeling was predictable and swift, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.   Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz stated, among other things, that Canada was “extremely disappointed with the proposed regulatory changes” and that Canada would consider all options, […]

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USDA Proposes Rule to Amend Labeling Under COOL

March 11, 2013 5:34 am0 comments
USDA Proposes Rule to Amend Labeling Under COOL

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a proposed modification to the rules required for the labeling of muscle cut commodities covered under the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program, writes Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor.   Under the proposed rule, origin designations for animals slaughtered in the US […]

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NCBA Statement on USDA’s Proposed Amendment to Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Rule

March 8, 2013 7:19 am0 comments
NCBA Statement on USDA’s Proposed Amendment to Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Rule

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Scott George, a cattleman from Cody Wyo., issued the following statement regarding the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed amendment to the mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule:   “NCBA has maintained that there is no regulatory fix that can be put […]

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Mandatory COOL Value Negligible at Best

December 12, 2012 9:54 am0 comments
Mandatory COOL Value Negligible at Best

US – The United States’ mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program was back in the news last week as the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a deadline of 23 May 2013 for compliance after its ruling that the program violates international trade agreements, writes Steve Meyer in his weekly “Market Preview” […]

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