November 19, 2004
November 12, 2004 -- U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) introduced on Nov. 16 a bill to modify country-of-origin labeling (COOL) legislation. Sens. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.) are co-sponsors of the bill, which would move the mandatory COOL implementation date up one year to September 2005, and would require labeling on processed foods, which currently are exempt from the legislation.
The American Sheep Industry Association policy supports mandatory labeling for lamb.
Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33