Country-of-origin labeling was first mandated by Congress in 2002, expanded to include new products in 2008 and put into effect in 2009. However, the implementation process has been plagued by a number of different obstacles, including an international legal drama that could reach a climax later this month.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently announced that it is implementing a new regulatory scheme, which will require products imported from certain areas of Israel to carry special labels alerting consumers of the items' origins.
Widening the adoption of GS1's traceable barcodes has been difficult in Tanzania. Although there are more than two million businesses in the country, only 370 organizations with about 6,000 products have started using the barcodes since GS1 TZ National was established in 2010.
U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro recently told Bloomberg Markets that she intends to introduce a bill that would bolster the federal government's ability to regulate the food supply.
Nestle recently revealed that it has pulled several pasta meals off store shelves in connection with the growing horse meat scandal. At the same time, European lawmakers have called for new labeling regulations to be put in place.
We've previously talked about some of the issues involved in the controversy surrounding a U.S. law mandating the use of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on various types of food products.
This blog previously discussed the details of a lawsuit filed in federal court in September by a number of associations linked to the food industry. The case centers on how country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements are being implemented.
Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) was first mandated for a variety of meat, fish, fruits and vegetable products under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, more commonly called the 2002 Farm Bill.
On August 22, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officially adopted a new rule requiring companies to publicly disclose any use they make of certain minerals - including tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten - that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or any adjoining country.
There are a number of popular misconceptions surrounding the role of international trade in the U.S. economy. Today, we'll discuss a few of these and consider how widening adoption of standardized, traceable labeling may help raise public awareness about the facts.
The U.S. is currently involved in several high-profile disagreements with other nations over their trade policies.
Debris from Japan, pushed out to sea in massive quantities by the tsunami, has begun washing up on the west coast of the U.S. However, with this wreckage comes a flood of non-native aquatic species.