The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced it will temporarily exercise enforcement discretion for country of origin labeling (COOL) or method of production requirements to facilitate the redistribution of food products intended for foodservice to be sold in retail establishments. The temporary policy will take effect April 20, 2020 and will

Following Congress’s action late last year to repeal mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today amended its COOL regulations to remove muscle cut beef and pork and ground beef and pork from the program. AMS’s action formally revokes the COOL requirements

As part of a massive $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill passed on December 18, 2015, Congress has repealed the mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program for beef and pork administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The bill, dubbed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016,” repeals COOL for only beef

A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued an en banc decision upholding on First Amendment grounds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS’s) mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rule for certain meat and poultry products in American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Over