MEAT ORIGINS: New Labels Show Where Born, Raised And Slaughtered
(CNN) -- Next time you go to the grocery store to pick up steaks or some hamburger, you'll know where the cow it came from was born, raised and slaughtered, thanks to new labeling rules that became final Saturday. The Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, rule went into effect in May, though companies were given six months use up older labels "to clear the chain of commerce, thus preventing retailer and supplier confusion and alleviating some of the economic burden on regulated entities," the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains.