COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING LINKED TO SAFETY, TRADE ISSUES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Congressional advocates of country-of-origin labeling for produce are linking their campaign with food-safety concerns and the upcoming debate over giving the Clinton administration negotiating authority for free-trade pacts.Reps. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., are soliciting backing from their House colleagues in their quest to mandate the labels on all imported

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Congressional advocates of country-of-origin labeling for produce are linking their campaign with food-safety concerns and the upcoming debate over giving the Clinton administration negotiating authority for free-trade pacts.

Reps. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., are soliciting backing from their House colleagues in their quest to mandate the labels on all imported food and to increase funding for border inspections.

The two members of Cong

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