Country of Origin Labels

March 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Starting Monday, you'll have a better idea of where the food you're buying at the grocery store originally came from.Grocery stores will be forced to label certain foods with their "country of origin."

So, stickers will let you know if you're buying mangoes from Mexico or Minneola Tangelos from Australia.

The labels should be especially useful in the event of food recalls when traceability becomes critical.

The labeling requirements already applied to produce in California. Now, it also applies to muscle cuts and ground beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish, peanuts, pecans, and macadamia nuts.

It doesn't apply to processed foods, though.

For more click the link for country of origin label information



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