WASHINGTON -- Time is running out for supermarkets to convince Capitol Hill lawmakers this year to nix a mandatory COOL labeling law, congressional backers of the repeal told Food Marketing Institute board members, who met during a breakfast at the Hart Senate Office Building here last week. Country-of-origin labeling, known as COOL, is set to go into effect next fall for beef, lamb, pork, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and fresh and frozen produce. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is soon ...

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