S.1844 - Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] (Introduced 07/23/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/23/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1844 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/23/2015)
Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015
This bill amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to revise country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken.
Under current law, country of origin labeling requirements are administered by the Department of Agriculture and require a retailer to inform consumers of the country of origin of a covered commodity.
The bill repeals the mandatory requirements for beef, pork, and chicken and permits a packer to voluntarily designate any raw single-ingredient beef, pork, or chicken intended for retail sale as exclusively having a U.S. country of origin.