Foods to Show Country of Origin

According to various news reports and this one from ABC News, beginning this week, the USDA is requiring that all food retailers label some foods with their country of origin. The law, called COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) will mandate that the consumer is informed where all "raw beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, goat, wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, peanuts, pecans, macadamia nuts and whole ginseng" are from.

Amid the widening Chinese milk scandal, this might seem timely, but the ABC article correctly notes that the recent outbreak of E. coli was from spinach grown in California.


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