Final US pork labeling rules issued
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a 233-page
interim final rule for the Country-of-Origin Labeling as required by the 2008
It has been reported that the USDA issued the a 233-page
interim final rule with request for comments on mandatory Country-of-Origin
Labeling (COOL) as required by the 2008 farm bill with an implementation date of
30 September 2008.
Apart from pork, the rules cover muscle cuts of beef,
veal, lamb, chicken and, also ground beef, ground pork, ground lamb, ground
chicken and ground goat.
Comments on final
The agency said, "In order to meet the 30 September 2008
implementation date and to provide the newly affected industries the opportunity
to provide comments prior to issuing a final rule, the Department is issuing
this interim final rule."
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â€¢ United States Department of Agriculture
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