The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has said since COOL went into effect on Oct. 1, American meat plants are refusing to accept Canadian cattle and hogs for processing.
Under country of origin labeling, Canadian cattle and pigs must be segregated in
The Canadian Pork Council reportedly said that American hog processing companies, such as Smithfield and Hormel, have already indicated they will no longer purchase hogs born outside of the states.
Canadian agriculture officials reportedly would not comment directly, other than to say that the federal government is working to mitigate the law's impact.
Source: Associated Press