The Clock is Ticking…COOL Labeling Must Be Gone by May 23, 2013
So says the World Trade Organization.
|The United States must bring its country-of-origin meat labeling rules into compliance with an earlier World Trade Organization ruling by May 23, 2013, according to a WTO decision or face penalties and fines. (The U.S. labeling law requires grocers to put labels on cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and ground meat or post signs that list the origin of the meat.)But over 92% of U.S. consumers favor identification of country of origin (Source: WTO). And they want to be able to trust that if you say your product is made or grown in the USA, it actually is true.
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