Statement on “Product of USA” Labelling

March 11, 2024 | Documents

Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed its voluntary “Product of the USA” labeling regulations. The new regulations limit claims so only products made from livestock born, raised, harvested, and processed in America can be labeled “Product of the USA.”

Though voluntary, this rule is broader than mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL), which was repealed by congress in 2015. The updated regulations also include processed products and products for foodservice, which were not subject to mandatory COOL.

Read the full news release here.