Twenty-eight Senators have asked USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative to ensure that consumers know where their meat is produced when developing rules to come into compliance with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling last year on country-of-origin labeling (COOL). In a letter organized by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) they stated, “Congress intended that COOL provide as much information as possible about the origin of all meat cuts to consumers. Some flexibility is needed, but such flexibility cannot come at the expense of providing reliable information to families about the national origin of meat products.” The letter is supported by the National Farmers Union, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen, R-CALF, Food and Water Watch and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association. A USDA proposed rule is expected this spring.