Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Food labeling laws to soon take effect

On October 1st. It's called "Country of Origin Labeling", problem is ... not all foods will have it.
That’s because the regulations exclude a variety of foods that fall under the labeling requirement but are considered to be processed, including roasted peanuts, breaded chicken and bacon. The exemption for processed food also means that certain foods that are mixed together don’t have to be labeled, such as a bag of lettuce that includes both Romaine and iceberg, or a package of frozen peas and carrots.
Well, it's a start I suppose.

Of course, retailers have an additional 6 months to fall into compliance ... so I wouldn't exactly look for these labels on October 1.

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