COOL now mandatory
Life will be a little simpler for consumers who like to know precisely where their food is coming from thanks to country-of-origin labeling (COOL) regulations that took effect on Sept. 30, 2008.

The new regulations, which will be administered by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, apply to a broad array of commodity products, including muscle cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, goat, and pork; ground beef, ground lamb, ground chicken, ground goat, and ground pork; fish and shellfish; fresh…

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