CSB-System International Inc. has released a new version for country-of-origin-labeling and tracking solutions. The 1997 European Union Law (Directive EC 820/97) works closely with GS 1 (formerly known as UCC), and enables participants, along the supply chain, to collect detailed information of the origin of meats. Within the system, meat processors can collect information on each individual animal through its entire process including slaughter, cutting, further processing, packaging and distribution. All the records required by the U.S. Farm Bill, making COOL mandatory May 2008, can be recorded, kept, and exchanged.

CSB-System International, phone (800) 852-9977 or visit www.csb.com