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Published July 15, 2013, 09:59 AM

Final wording for COOL implementation

In the World Trade Organization’s July 23, 2012 ruling that the U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) was inconsistent with the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade obligation, WTO found fault with the “mixed origin” label for both beef and pork that allowed packers to commingle muscle cuts of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican origin.

By: Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agweek

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