Manitoba Government Issues Statement on US Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling

The long-standing, positive trade relationship between Canada and the United States has been beneficial to both countries, supports greater food security for Manitobans and has benefitted Manitoba producers and consumers. The recent release of the final ‘Product of USA’ voluntary labelling regulations for meat, poultry and egg products will affect this relationship, increasing barriers between Canada and the United States, and impacting our meat and livestock sector.

Our government is concerned that this final rule discounts our long-standing and positive trade relationship that benefits Manitoba producers and consumers. Manitoba will review the final rule and its impacts on Manitoba consumers, producers, and processors. We will work with our provincial and federal counterparts, along with industry stakeholders, to stand up for producers, and work towards supply chains that are open, barrier free, and continue to support a strong trade partnership between Canada and the United States.

(Government of Manitoba news release)

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