August 1, 2008
The American Meat Institute (AMI) unveiled an updated country-of-origin labeling (COOL) Web site, www.countryoforiginlabel.org/
, that reflects changes included in the recently passed 2008 Farm Bill. Mandatory COOL takes effect Sept. 30, 2008.
As part of an effort to provide the most current information about the law's requirements, the Web site contains a "Frequently Asked Questions" section where meat and poultry companies and the public may submit questions about implementing the law.