New COOL Rule Raises Ire of Canadians

Shearer, P. Scott
May 2013
National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;5/28/2013, p2
Blog Entry
The article discusses the reactions of Canada as well as U.S. farm groups on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) final mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule on meat to comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) guidelines. It notes Canada's disappointment with COOL's regulatory changes which are seen to increase discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs. The U.S. National Farmers Union lauds the changes while the National Cattlemen's Beef Association disagrees.


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