"COOL" Rule Suspended

A hold is placed on the Country of Origin labeling or "COOL" mandate of fresh food.

President Obama is delaying all pending and last minute regulations of the Bush Administration, including the COOL rule that is a part of the 2008 Farm Bill.

"COOL" required all retailers who sell meat, fish, nuts, and produce to properly label where the item was produced or grown.

Producers started the labeling process in September and fines were to be given for unlabeled items starting in April.