COOL lawsuit in court March 13

The lawsuit filed by CPoW and R-CALF to bring back Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) case will be held in the federal district court located in Spokane, Wash on March 13 at 2:30pm.  CPoW and R-CALF seek to reinstate that portion of the recently repealed COOL law that required beef and pork imported from foreign countries to retain their origin labels all the way to the consumer. In our case we are alleging that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is knowingly violating U.S. law by not requiring meatpackers to carry forward the country-of-origin labels that are on the packages and containers when meat is imported, so that origin information is passed along to consumers rather than stripped off the products. We allege the USDA is allowing meatpackers to remove origin labels even after the agency itself, its attorneys, and the Congressional Research Service have acknowledged that the USDA’s regulations are in conflict with U.S. law. The hearing will be open to the public and held at the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse
920 West Riverside Ave, Room 840
Spokane, WA 99201

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