NPPC to launch series of issue papers on negative impacts of mandatory COOL

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NPPC today will launch an eight-week series of special issue papers designed to educate members of Congress, news media and the general public on the short and long-term negative impacts that mandatory COOL will have on the industry
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“This much-anticipated series of special issue papers will show why increasing numbers of pork producers nationwide are changing their position and now opposing country-of-origin labeling,“ said NPPC President Jon Caspers, a pork producer from Swaledale, Iowa.

Issues addressed in the special "Facts on COOL" series include: pork producers’ concerns about liabilities, civil fines and meat recalls; international trade and the potential loss of hard-fought gains; competition and possible permanent advantages yielded to poultry; and a discussion on the lack of consumer benefits under MCOOL.

“It is our hope that by addressing issues centered around this flawed legislation, we can further illustrate the many costs and burdens MCOOL will place on pork producers who have suffered economic losses for 17 months straight,“ Caspers said.

Source: National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) - 13th May 2003

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