It’s not PC to ask or to know, according to the World Trade Organization.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) just ruled that America’s popular country-of-origin labeling law (COOL) enacted in 2008 violates global trade standards because it erects a trade barrier to US meat imports from countries like Canada and Mexico.
Japanese customers don’t get to know that the beef they’re thinking about buying came from the US. Nor do PRC diners. Nor do American customers get to know that their beef is coming from Canada.
Such knowledge constitutes a trade barrier, don’t you know.
What’s next? WTO ruling that food labeling generally is illegal? After all, if the food is known to be not halal or kosher, Jews and Muslims might not buy the food. Trade barrier.