Published on the Packaging World Web site
| July 31, 2005
New Zealand study determines "country of origin labeling"...
would cost up to $60 million and offer little consumer benefit.
Tasmanian potato farmers started a grassroots national campaign to have imported fruit, vegetables and nuts labelled with the country in which they were grown. Not a food safety issue, proposed labelling changes represent a pressure point for food manufacturers, which are already having profit margins squeezed tightly.
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