R-CALF says 63-k sign Mandatory COOL petition


R-CALF says 63-k sign Mandatory COOL petition

R-CALF USA says it has more than 63-thousand signatures urging President Trump and Congress to immediately pass Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling for beef, pork and dairy products.

R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard says Mandatory COOL (MCOOL) would include imports, unlike the previous voluntary country of origin labeling, and would  “strengthen national food security and help stimulate economic growth.”

Bullard says although beef suffered a setback in 2015, all fruit, vegetables, fish, chickens, goats, lambs and nuts are still required to have their origins on labels.

He encourages cattle producers and consumers to sign the petition at DemandUSABeef.com and says all information will be kept confidential.

The number of petition signatures more than doubled over the weekend.

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