Jun 11, 2015
The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with more than 100 members of the COOL Reform Coalition, sent a letter to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, expressing strong support for a bill to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) standards for meat sold in the United States. The letter was sent as bill HR2393 moved towards a House floor vote this week.
Coalition members, representing a broad spectrum of industries, signed the letter emphasizing that the bill introduced by House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conway (R-TX) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), would effectively respond to the World Trade Organization's (WTO) final ruling against the U.S. COOL requirements for muscle cuts of beef and pork.
COOL was brought to a vote on Wednesday night and passed 300-131. ASA will now look to the Senate to pass a similar repeal of COOL.
Click here to read the entire letter.