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Groups Pleased District Court Rejected COOL Preliminary Injunction



(NAFB)--The U.S. District Court for D.C. has denied the request for a preliminary injunction in the Country of Origin Labeling lawsuit.

If granted - the injunction would have blocked USDA from implementing and enforcing its revised COOL rule until the case is concluded. The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association and National Farmers Union are pleased with the court’s decision.

They say the U.S. would definitely have been in violation of its trade obligations under the World Trade Organization if the injunction had been granted. USCA President Jon Wooster says the revised COOL rule will reduce consumer confusion and allow cattle producers to differentiate their product from foreign beef. NFU President Roger Johnson says NFU has long supported COOL and the consumer’s desire to know where their food comes from - and NFU is committed to defending COOL throughout this legal process.
 
USCA, NFU, the American Sheep Industry Association and the Consumer Federation of America became intervenors in the lawsuit on August 19th.

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