With the latest version of the country-of-origin-labeling law still being debated as part of the 2007 Farm Bill, government and industry associations are still unsure exactly what to tell retailers. But, there are a few things retailers can do to prepare for COOL, which will likely become mandatory for fresh produce and meat products as of Sept. 30, 2008. The date may not be set in stone. Congress has delayed implementation of the law for meat and produce twice already, and there has been ...

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