Bill Delays Country of Origin Food Label Law Buried in the huge seven-agency appropriations bill before Congress is a provision to delay implementation of the Country of Origin Labeling Law. The two-year delay also contains language that allows the requirement to be canceled and replaced with a voluntary system. Consumer groups say the food labels are needed now more than ever in the wake of mad cow disease. But food producers and retailers say it's too expensive and consumers don't care about the labels. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.