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R-Calf is at it again
Just when everyone thought the country of origin labelling issue for beef and pork was put to bed, a cattlemen’s group in the U.S., the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, (R-Calf) is pushing the new administration to reintroduce the measure.
Canadian beef and pork plants for a period up until 2015 were forced to affix a label noting the country of origin on meat products bound for the States which was obviously a move to push Americans to buy U.S. meat.
COOL was repealed by the U.S. Congress after the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico who argued that such labeling could harm their industries. The WTO ruled that Canada could set $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. each year because the practice was causing lost sales and forcing prices lower.   Full Story >
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