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Country-of-origin labeling bills anew

Several new bills have been introduced in Congress to require country-of-origin labeling on products containing imported meat and meat products. The bills would amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act so that packaging not containing a label identifying the country of origin of imported meat and meat products would be considered misbranded.
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NFPA is calling on its members to contact their representatives in Congress to oppose the measures. Meanwhile two top lawmakers Sen. William Roth (R-DE) chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and Rep. Bill Archer (R-TX) chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin expressing their opposition to the continuing attempt by the U.S. Customs Service to require front-panel country-of-origin labeling of packages of frozen fruit and vegetable products with imported content. The two committees have oversight jurisdiction over Customs.

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