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Obama freezes meat label program


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- As one of his first presidential acts, Barack Obama froze several of President Bush's executive orders, including the country of origin labeling, or COOL program.

COOL requires labels for meat and prodcue showing what country it came from. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley (R) says, like obama, he wants a chance to review the rule to make sure it works.

"What he is going to look at there is that there is some dispute about whether or not the regulations put out by the USDA really followed the intent of Congress," said Grassley.

Grassley said Obama's order is not unusual for new presidents.

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