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."