Appeals court upholds COOL ruling

Appeals court upholds COOL ruling

Members of Congress ask ag secretary to step in if WTO finds COOL non-compliant.

THE full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld an earlier three-judge panel decision to deny an appeal by meat industry groups to halt implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements.

The full 11-judge panel heard the case May 19, and the final ruling came down July 29 with a 9-2 majority.

The plaintiffs i

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