On January 13, 2017, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule [Doc. No. AMS–LPS–16–0014] that would amend the country of origin labeling (COOL) regulation to add muscle cuts of venison and ground venison to mandatory COOL requirements. AMS is issuing this proposed rule to conform to amendments to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (Act) as mandated by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), that added muscle cuts of venison and ground venison to the list of covered commodities subject to mandatory COOL.

Comments should be submitted on or before March 14, 2017.