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US House Repeals Country-of-Origin Labeling for Meat

July 27, 2015

The US House of Representatives announced a repeal of the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork, and chicken after the petition to push the rule lost in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

COOL came into effect in 2013 and mandated that packaged meat products contain a label that included the country or countries where animal was born, raised and slaughtered. The vote to repeal aims to reject the $3.6 billion in potential retaliatory tariffs sought by Canada and Mexico. Canada and Mexico had filed the case against the COOL in WTO because the two countries believe that the law discriminates their meat products.