Country-Of-Origin Labeling: Opportunities for USDA and Industry to Implement Challenging Aspects of the New Law

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "A provision in the 2002 Farm Bill requires grocery stores to identify certain commodities--beef, pork and lamb, fish and shellfish, fruits and vegetables, and peanuts--by country of origin. This provision also requires that an initial voluntary program be followed by a mandatory program by September 30, 2004. GAO was asked to identify existing programs that might be useful to USDA in crafting the new program, to update a 1998 USDA survey of major U.S. trading partners' country-of-origin labeling practices, and to assess the reasonableness of the ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. August 5, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "A provision in the 2002 Farm Bill requires grocery stores to identify certain commodities--beef, pork and lamb, fish and shellfish, fruits and vegetables, and peanuts--by country of origin. This provision also requires that an initial voluntary program be followed by a mandatory program by September 30, 2004. GAO was asked to identify existing programs that might be useful to USDA in crafting the new program, to update a 1998 USDA survey of major U.S. trading partners' country-of-origin labeling practices, and to assess the reasonableness of the assumptions and methodology USDA used for estimating first year record-keeping costs."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Country-Of-Origin Labeling: Opportunities for USDA and Industry to Implement Challenging Aspects of the New Law, report, August 5, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290574/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.