Recently R-CALF (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund) and the Cattle Producers of Washington filed a brief for summary judgement in their country-of-origin labeling case. The brief alleges the USDA "is knowingly violating U.S. law by not requiring meatpackers to carry forward the country-of-origin labels (COOL) that are on the packages and containers when meat is imported." They allege, "The USDA is allowing meatpackers to remove origin labels even after the agency itself, its attorneys, and the Congressional Research Service have acknowledged that the USDA's regulations are in conflict with U.S. law."
The groups further state, "rather than comply with the law, the USDA allows multinational meatpackers to reclassify foreign meat as a domestic product even if all the meatpackers do is unwrap and rewrap the imported product. They state, the USDA then allows the repackaged foreign product to be labeled as a "Product of the U.S.A." ~~ Livestock Market Digest Vol 59 - No 12 by: Lee Pitts
"Know where your meat comes from."
Update on COOL
February 5, 2019 - “Bi-Partisan B.S.”
The Big Heist
Ever since Obama got rid of COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) , in 2015, there has been no way for consumers to know where the beef they eat comes from. That’s because, according to Bullard, “Under NAFTA the Trump Administration’s proposed NAFTA replacement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA, all the beef and pork derived from imported live cattle and hogs from Canada and Mexico that are slaughtered in the United States is deemed to be a product of the United Statres. This means the beef and pork from cattle and hogs that spent their entire lives in Canada and Mexico and then trucked into the United States for immediate slaughter is yet considered by the USDA as a product produced by the American farmer.” ~~ Livestock Market Digest Vol 61 - No 2 by: Lee Pitts
again…"Know where your meat comes from."