Last year’s farm bill required mandatory labeling beginning in September 2004 for some meat products, fish, fruits, and vegetables. The meat exemption is expected to have a harder time in the Senate. Meanwhile, food industry organizations, including the Food Marketing Institute, America Frozen Food Institute, National Grocers Assn., and GMA, urged Congress toward a voluntary COOL.
The House voted to prohibit mandatory country-of-origin labeling for meat products as part of a spending bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and FDA.
Aug 31st, 2003
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