COOL

SwineCast 0587, Canada Takes COOL Controversy To WTO

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  • Canada recently provided testimony to the World Trade Organization on the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling Law.  Canada believes it's function transcends consumer information to limiting market access.  Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape.ca talks with Florian Possberg.

SwineCast 0464, FDA Perspective on Food Safety - What You Need To Know

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Here is All You Need to Know About MCOOL

     According to the USDA talking points released yesterday (1/12/2009) regarding the final estimates for implementing country of origin labeling:

1. The first year implementation costs for directly affected firms is estimated to be 2.629 billion dollars.

2. Costs per firm are estimated to be $370 for each producer, $48,219 for intermediaries, and $254,685 for each retailer.

3. The estimated cost in higher food prices and reduced food production in the tenth year after implementation is 211.9 million dollars.

     Now for the benefits expected:

     "The expected benefits from the implementation of this rule are difficult to quantify.  The Agency's conclusion remains unchanged, which is that the economic benefits will be small and will accrue mainly to those consumers who desire country of origin information." 

SwineCast 0360 for December 2 2008

SwineCast 0360 Show Notes:

  • Canadian correspondent Bruce Cochrane shares this news conference on action by Canada to bring the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling law before the World Trade Organization.

SwineCast 0346 for October 10 2008

SwineCast 0346 Show Notes:

  • Enriching the biosecurity in your transport system
  • MycoFLEX offering from BI kills two birds with one injection
  • Canadian companies willing to wait and see what impact COOL has on movement

SwineCast 0332 for August 22 2008

SwineCast 0332 Show Notes:

  • Research on links to low birthweight and pork quality from the Prairie Swine Centre
  • COOL Update with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board
  • David Funderburke of Cape Fear Consulting delves into the use of alternative feedstuffs to help get through tough times

SwineCast 0329 for Aug 12 2008

SwineCast 0329 Show Notes:

  • USDA crop report should reflect in lower corn prices
  • Country of Origin Labeling... Time for the rubber to meet the road
  • Doing business with China. Dr Steven McOrist shares his experience in dealing with this important trading partner

Some Thoughts on COOL

What started out as a way to place a hurdle to imports of meat into this country and thereby protect producers from foreign competition, has been wrapped up in a nice package of consumer information/awareness and now is finally coming to some reduced form realization.

SwineCast 0324 for July 25 2008

SwineCast 0324 Show Notes:

  • August meetings highlight Country Of Origin Labeling laws. Sponsored by American Meat Institute and the Food Marketing Institute. For registration information:
    • Baltimore - Aug 12
    • Chicago - Aug 13
    • San Jose - Aug 14
  • Elanco supporting tra
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