… COOL was repealed for ground and muscle cuts of beef and pork, it remains in place for other products including muscle cut and ground chicken, lamb, and goat…

 

 

AMS Publishes Final Rule on COOL

 

BY DTN Washington Insider

via KTIC (NE) - August 11, 2017

 

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Wednesday issued a final rule that allows more stringent enforcement actions, including fines, against retailers and suppliers who have not made a good-faith effort to comply with the agency’s Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations…

 

AMS conducts compliance audits at all federally inspected plants required to submit data for the LMR program. AMS audits these plants at least twice a year to ensure data is reported as required, according to an AMS spokesperson. It conducts additional audits at plants with noncompliance issues that are not corrected within the specified timeframe…

 

… While COOL was repealed for ground and muscle cuts of beef and pork, it remains in place for other products including muscle cut and ground chicken, lamb, and goat; wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish; fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables; peanuts, pecans, macadamia nuts; and ginseng.

 

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