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Beef, pork COOL debate resurfaces

USDA Product of USA meat label on ribeye steaks
LABEL FIX COMING: USDA undertaking rulemaking to address mislabeling of meat with Product of USA label if foreign meat is used.
Sen. Tester introduces resolution to reestablish COOL for beef and pork, and South Dakota senators advance Truth in Labeling bill.

It was 2015 when mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef and pork meat products was overturned after finding the law in violation of World Trade Organization rules. Now, members of the Senate hope to revive the rule and advance efforts to clarify what can be labeled as a product of the U.S.

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