USDA Eliminates COOL for Beef and Pork

On March 2, 2016, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a final rule to remove beef and pork from mandatory country of origin labeling requirements (COOL).  AMS issued the regulation to conform with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.  The final rule became effective immediately.  The repeal of COOL for [...]