FMI URGES IMMEDIATE STEPS ON COOL LAW

CHICAGO -- The country-of-origin labeling law, which takes effect on Sept. 30, 2004, is immediate and retailers need to be prepared, Deborah R. White, associate general council, regulatory affairs, for the Food Marketing Institute told attendees last week during FMI's Speaks presentation.The labeling law was passed as part of a provision tacked onto the 2002 farm bill (Farm Security and Rural Investment

CHICAGO -- The country-of-origin labeling law, which takes effect on Sept. 30, 2004, is immediate and retailers need to be prepared, Deborah R. White, associate general council, regulatory affairs, for the Food Marketing Institute told attendees last week during FMI's Speaks presentation.

The labeling law was passed as part of a provision tacked onto the 2002 farm bill (Farm Security and Rural Investment Act) during a period when terrorism and protecting the food supply chain became c

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