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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Country of Origin Labeling

Growing concerns over the safety of imported goods has driven the USDA to mandate country-of-origin labeling (COOL). COOL must be placed on raw beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, goat, wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, peanuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and whole ginseng. There are exceptions however, including processed foods, mixed foods, and butcher shop/fish market products.

Read the article in the link below. How does this new law affect your ag business? In your opinion, is this law helpful to the public? Are the rules clear to you?

Foods to Get COOL: Country-of-Origin Labeling

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