Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

Pamela Schmutz
Home & Garden Information Center

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is now required for many foods found in your local grocery store. COOL gives consumers information about the origin of their foods. Food operations such as restaurants, cafeterias, food stands, butcher shops and fish markets do not have to label their foods. Grocery stores that sell less than $230,000 a year also do not need to provide this labeling.

For more details on this new requirement, see HGIC 3875, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL).

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