USDA Releases Meat Labeling Changes After WTO Loss

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 5:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday unveiled new country-of-origin labeling rules meant to bring the U.S. in line with a World Trade Organization ruling that found existing requirements were unfair to livestock producers in other countries such as Canada and Mexico.

The USDA released a proposed rule that would modify U.S. country-of-origin labeling, or COOL, requirements for “muscle cut” meat products. The changes follow a ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, which in June determined that aspects of the existing COOL regulations conflicted with the...
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