COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN AMENDMENTS DIVIDE INDUSTRY GROUPS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Two recent country-of-origin labeling amendments to the Senate's proposed 1999 Agriculture Appropriations bill have raised the ire of food-industry groups, while some domestic producers are organizing to lend their support.At issue are two proposals to require retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling on all beef, lamb and produce under threat of civil penalties. Both amendments

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Two recent country-of-origin labeling amendments to the Senate's proposed 1999 Agriculture Appropriations bill have raised the ire of food-industry groups, while some domestic producers are organizing to lend their support.

At issue are two proposals to require retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling on all beef, lamb and produce under threat of civil penalties. Both amendments will be considered when a conference committee begins negotiating the Agricultur

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