USDA Proposes New COOL Rule

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a new proposed rule for muscle cuts under the Country of Origin Labeling program (COOL) would require producers to give information about where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered on the label.

Under the proposed rule, muscle cuts will also no longer be allowed to be mixed together.

The World Trade Organization found last June that the existing COOL program discriminated against Canada and Mexico.<

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