February 22, 2016

COOL repeal rule-making now under review

From: Feedstuffs

The regulatory rule-making for the removal of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for beef and pork muscle cuts, ground beef and ground pork has been logged for review at the Office of Management & Budget (OMB).

In December, Congress approved a fiscal 2016 catch-all federal spending bill that included repeal of the meat labeling provision of the COOL law in order to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. OMB must review all regulations before they are implemented.

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