COOL RULE TAKES EFFECT FOR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY

WASHINGTON -- For months, retailers and seafood suppliers have been preparing for country-of-origin labeling rules that officially took effect this week.Nevertheless, the requirements were not crystal clear to everyone obligated to follow them. A spokeswoman for the National Fisheries Institute last week told SN her office had been bombarded with calls from retailers with questions about COOL. The

WASHINGTON -- For months, retailers and seafood suppliers have been preparing for country-of-origin labeling rules that officially took effect this week.

Nevertheless, the requirements were not crystal clear to everyone obligated to follow them. A spokeswoman for the National Fisheries Institute last week told SN her office had been bombarded with calls from retailers with questions about COOL. The rule, which went into effect today, requires retailers to inform consumers of the count

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