Cool News? New Food Labeling Law

Kim Conte


Have you seen this yet in your grocery store?

A new food labeling law—known as the COOL law—went into effect last week requiring producers of certain products to list where the food originates. The rules apply to meats, certain fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, peanuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and ginseng...

This law is particularly popular among cattle ranchers in the northern part of United States who compete with ranchers from Canada. And for people concerned about where their food (particularly their meat) originates, this is also good news, especially because some of the new labels on meat will state where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered.

What do you think? Is this new food labeling information helpful or irrelevant?

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