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COOL for Each State?!


This is an interesting twist on the COOL situation.  As most people know COOL was deemed "illegal" (for the lack of a better term at the moment) by the World Trade Organization.  I read these on the MeatingPlace website.

State to consider country-of-origin labeling 2/1/2017

A group of South Dakota state congressmen has introduced a bill that would require retail beef products sold in the state to bear a country-of-origin label.

The rule would exclude prepared and ready-to-eat foods.

Mandatory federal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) was bitterly opposed by the meat processing industry and ultimately dismantled by a series of World Trade Organization decisions.

However, Silvia Christen of the South Dakota Stock Growers Association, which promotes the state's independent livestock producers, said her group supports the measure because it's what consumers want, WNAX radio reported.

The bill could be heard by the state legislature as soon as this week, Christen said.

 

Second state moves to require country-of-origin labeling 2/6/2017

On the heels of the introduction of a bill in South Dakota that would require retail beef products sold in the state to bear a country-of-origin label, a committee in the Wyoming House has approved a similar bill.

A majority of House Agriculture Committee members on Thursday voted in favor of sending House Bill 198 to the full House of Representatives, according to media reports.

Mandatory federal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) was bitterly opposed by the meat processing industry andultimately dismantledby a series of World Trade Organization decisions.



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