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  • Main Title Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods


  • Author: Becker, Geoffrey S.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Resources, Science, and Industry Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2003-07-30


  • English


  • Content Description: Federal law requires most imports, including many food items, to bear labels informing the “ultimate purchaser” of their country of origin. Meats, produce, and several other raw agricultural products generally have been exempt. The omnibus farm law (P.L. 107-171) signed on May 13, 2002, contains a requirement that many retailers provide, starting on September 30, 2004, country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on fresh fruits and vegetables, red meats, seafood, and peanuts. The program is voluntary until then. USDA on October 8, 2002, issued guidelines for the voluntary labeling program.
  • Physical Description: 6 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Food
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Food labeling - law and legislation


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: 97-508 ENR
  • Accession or Local Control No: 97-508 ENR 2003-07-30
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs4679