This bill would end the requirement on country of origin labeling on beef, pork, and chicken products.
Country of origin labeling requirements are managed by the Department of Agriculture, and require retailers to let consumers know where in the world the product comes from. So if the cattle that made the ground beef you're buying in the store was born and raised in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, or any other country, there would have to be a label on the meat saying so.
This bill was passed by the House Agriculture Committee on a 38 to 6 vote shortly after the World Trade Organization ruled against portions of the law on the grounds that it put meat from Canada and Mexico at a competitive disadvantage.
If this bill passes, it would only apply to beef pork and chicken products — meaning that other commodities — like lamb, venison, goat, peanuts, fish, pecans, ginseng, and macadamia nuts — would still require country of origin labels.