Tyson changes meat labeling
October 30, 2008
Tyson will identify the United States as origin for a majority of its premium beef and pork products, thus meeting federal requirements for country-of-origin labeling (COOL). The company was previously going to offer most of its beef and pork cuts under the mixed country-of-origin label to avoid the cost of segregating livestock and meat in its plant. However, since 90% of its fresh retail beef and pork cuts meet the definition of U.S. labeling, it qualifies for the label as directed in the 2008 Farm Bill.