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NPPC Wants Rewrite Of COOL Rule Thrown Out

NPPC Wants Rewrite Of COOL Rule Thrown Out

The fight over the rewrite of Country of Origin Labeling is lodged in the courts with a decision on a preliminary injunction request expected next week. 9 US and Canadian meat and processing groups want the rule thrown out while some other ag and consumer groups are battling to keep it.  The National Pork Producers Council opposes the measure. President Randy Spronk says the World Trade Organization needs to rule on the rewrite.

Spronk says the main fear is that Canada and Mexico and other trading partners will retaliate against the United States if the COOL rewrite is left intact and that will be costly for U.S. producers.

The COOL rule was rewritten by USDA after the WTO ruled earlier in favor of Canada and Mexico in a trade dispute over the original labeling law.

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