Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service: Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Goat Meat, Wild and Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Peanuts, Pecans, Ginseng, and Macadamia Nuts
GAO-13-677R: Jun 10, 2013
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) new rule on mandatory country of origin labeling. GAO found that (1) the final rule amends the Country of Origin Labeling regulations to change the labeling provisions for muscle cut covered commodities to provide consumers with more specific information and amends the definition for "retailer" to include any person subject to be licensed as a retailer under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act; and (2) the AMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.