Canadian ranchers keeping close watch as U.S. launches meat labelling review

Canada's cattle industry is closely monitoring a new review of meat labelling practices in the United States, wary of previous American regulations that led to a bitter trade dispute between the two countries. 

President Joe Biden this month also issued an executive order instructing the United States Department of Agriculture to consider issuing new rules defining when meat can have a "Product of USA" label on it.

It comes as some U.S. farm groups continue calls for a return of mandatory country-of-origin labelling (MCOOL), regulations that American lawmakers repealed in 2015 after the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled they violated international trade law.

This was excepted from the 14 July 2021 edition of CBC News.