Sunday, December 28, 2008

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

This year, the Country of Origin Labeling Law, which was passed in 2002, was finally enacted.

This law requires grocery retailers to place a label on the packaging of: Meats, fish, poultry, nuts, fruits, and vegetables indicating where the product originated from.

Butcher shops, fish markets, and stores that did not purchase at least $230,000 worth of produce in a year are exempt from this law. However, other supermarkets and grocery stores have until the end of March 2009 to comply.

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