Country of Origin Labeling Information

What is COOL?

The COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) law was put into effect for fish and shellfish on April 4, 2005. The final rule for all of the other covered commodities took effect on September 30, 2008.

This new requirement is not meant to be burdensome for producers to follow, but buyers of livestock projects (e.g., 4-H’ers or packers) will be asking for more information than they have in the past.

To find out more information regarding COOL please contact the Sac County Extension Office or look at Publication 4H 231.

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