Food safety-conscious consumers want a “Made in the USA” label they can trust, according to survey research conducted during the past decade. But for beef and pork products, it’s not possible to trust statements about the origin because the Mandatory Country of Origin Law (MCOOL) was repealed by Congress in

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USDA’s proposed rule with new regulatory requirements to better align the voluntary “Product of USA” label claim with consumer understanding of what the claim means appears to have collected a lot of support.

The recent March through June public comment period has resulted in 3,358 individual filings with support for

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A 60-day comment period for the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” label ended Monday with 838 submissions that favor a crack-down on unqualified U.S-origins claims on product labels.

And the No. 1 maker of those unqualified claims was named in many of the comments — Secretary of Agriculture
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