After years of discussions, compromises, and revisions, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published the final interim rule on August 1, 2008, regarding Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). Full enforcement of COOL began on March 16, 2009.
"Country Of Origin Labeling: Who Wants It?,"
Agricultural Policy Review: Vol. 2013
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/agpolicyreview/vol2013/iss1/3