May 2, 2008
May 2, 2008 -- The American Meat Institute has unveiled an updated version of its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) Web site, www.countryoforiginlabel.org
. Mandatory COOL is scheduled to go into effect Sept. 30.
The new site contains a summary of information about the implementation of COOL as it exists under the law as enacted in 2002. The site also includes information relating to possible changes that may occur through passage of the 2008 Farm Bill.
Sections on the site include information about who needs to label products; how to determine what meat products need a label; labeling categories; record-keeping requirements; international trade; and a support desk that links visitors to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Marketing Service experts who can help explain the details of the law. Reprinted in part from Meatingplace.com