TheChocolateLifeLIVE – How Cool is COOL?

TheChocolateLifeLIVE – How Cool is COOL?

Episode 97 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams from 12:00~13:00 EST on Friday, March 10th

COOL. Country of Origin Labeling. How Cool Is It?

More importantly, why is it a topic for discussion on TheChocolateLifeLIVE? After all we’ve been covering FDA announcements on plant-based milk alternatives (PBMAs) and what healthy means. Why still yet another FDA-related thing in short succession?

The primary reason is that I find it interesting. The secondary reason is that the USDA, on March 6th, proposed new requirements for “Product of USA” label  claims.

This episode of TheChocolateLifeLIVE will feature a review of what I think is interesting about the proposed requirements (which have no obvious bearing on chocolate at all, but ... reasons) and how they might be interpreted to the benefit of craft chocolate makers and confectioners.


USDA Proposes New Requirements for the “Product of USA” Label Claim
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements to better align the voluntary “Product of USA” label claim with consumer understanding of what the claim means.

Advance Copy: Voluntary Labeling of FSIS-Regulated Products with U.S.-Origin Claims

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Cost-Benefit Analysis Appendix (.PDF)

Analyzing Consumers’ Value of “Product of USA” Labeling Claims (.PDF)

Federal Register :: Request Access
eCFR 19.1.134: Country of Origin Marking

§ 134.13 Imported articles repacked or manipulated.

§ 134.14 Articles usually combined.

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