Under the law, “covered commodities,” including whole muscle cuts and ground pork for retail sales, must comply with country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements. The Seaboard Foods integrated food production system offers pork products from animals born, raised and processed only in the United States. This allows all covered commodity pork products from Seaboard Foods to be labeled “Product of USA.”
To assist our retail customers with COOL requirements, Seaboard Foods does the following:
Provides “Product of USA” Products
Seaboard Foods processes animals that are born and raised only in the United States. We require affidavits stating animals delivered to our processing plants were born and raised in the United States. The affidavits are on file and available if needed for audits.
Labels All Boxes and Products as “Product of USA”
Seaboard Foods prints “Product of USA” on box labels for all covered commodities. This allows you to clearly identify the country of origin for covered commodity products you purchase from Seaboard Foods. In addition, Seaboard Foods plans to add “Product of USA” to PrairieFresh® brand covered commodities after existing packaging inventory is used.
Provides Rail Strips to Declare Country-of-Origin to Consumers
Seaboard Foods provides you with rail strips to declare “Product of USA” for covered commodities to consumers. Order rail strips online at the Merchandising Center.
Prints Country of Origin on Bills of Lading and Invoices
Seaboard Foods prints the country of origin for covered commodities on bills of lading and invoices as a way for you to maintain COOL records.
Provides Retrievable COOL Information Through Product Trace Online System
COOL information is linked to the Customer Care Center Product Trace system, where you can easily trace covered commodity products to identify country of origin in addition to other important product information. Use the serial number located on the box label to retrieve information from the Product Trace system. Your Seaboard Foods sales representative can provide your user log-in information if you do not have a Customer Care Center account.