NCBA Seeks Solutions to Labeling Requirements

Dan Cattle

We told you last month that the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) noted it is specifically seeking solutions to the labeling requirements and verification procedures in place for beef products labeled as “Product of the U.S.A,” “Made in the U.S.A.” or similar origin claims. The association is hoping this will resolve beef producers’ concerns, meet America’s trade obligations and prevent …


USCA Disappointed in Lack of COOL in USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) expressed disappointment last week because country of origin labeling (COOL) was not included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The group penned a letter to President Donald Trump following House passage of the USMCA implementing legislation. Leo McDonnell, USCA Director Emeritus, writes, “This administration promised to “Make America Great Again,” but it is becoming evident this …


Addressing Beef Origin Labeling Practices

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has reaffirmed its policy supporting voluntary country-of-origin labeling. The NCBA Executive Committee unanimously approved efforts to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service to address the agency’s longstanding policy on geographic origin statements. NCBA’s Ethan Lane says it centers around the use of product labels. Lane explains what the next step in …

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Montana Senator Introduces Resolution to Restart COOL

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Senator Jon Tester of Montana introduced a resolution in support of the reestablishment of Country of Origin Labeling. The COOL resolution puts forth a firm statement of support for the program, which was repealed back in 2015. The introduction follows months of coordination and collaboration by Tester, who’s been pulling together consumer and producer stakeholders to push the …

Proposed Rule Issued to Amend COOL Provisions; Invites Public Comments

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will publish a proposed rule to amend the country of origin labeling (COOL) regulation to add muscle cuts of venison and ground venison to the list of commodities covered under the labeling law. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) directed AMS to add muscle cuts of venison and ground …