Senators Propose Country Of Origin Labels For Dairy Products

Senators. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrats of New York, have introduced a bill to extend country of origin labeling to dairy products, according to The Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, N.Y.

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Editor's Insight: More label regulations will add cost at a time when neither the food industry nor consumers can least afford it. However, country of origin labeling makes sense given the need for more effective food safety.

A federal standard will work better than leaving this issue up to states and localities. 04-19-11 Elliot Maras