House passes bill to repeal COOL rule

House passes bill to repeal COOL rule

Supporters of COOL repeal urge quick Senate action to avoid retaliation by Canada and Mexico.

THE House sent a strong message on the need to prevent Canada and Mexico from instituting retaliatory tariffs when it passed a repeal of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule for beef, pork and chicken by a vote of 300-131.

The COOL law has been on the books since the 2002 farm bill and requires label information detailing where livestock were born, raised and slaughtered.

COOL has been found to be trade disto

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