Made in USA? Tips for Finding Certified American Products

Made in the USA? 9 tips for finding certified American products

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As it turns out, a flag label doesn’t guarantee that a product was born in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” A recent Consumer Reports survey found that 8 out of 10 consumers would rather buy a domestically made product than an imported one, but it’s difficult to figure out which are the frauds. Read more of this post

Report Finds 100+ Walmart.com Products Labeled “Made In U.S.A.” That Were Made Elsewhere

By June 29, 2015

Story-Image-1.3While there is no official review process required for labeling a product as “Made in the U.S.A.,” a company can get into legal trouble for misusing that label, as doing so may constitute false advertising. A new report from an advertising watchdog group claims that Walmart’s website has more than 100 examples of products incorrectly marketed as made in America.

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Walmart.com Riddled with Deceptive Made in USA Claims

Walmart.com Riddled with Deceptive Made in USA Claims

MADISON, Conn., June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Walmart is going all out for American manufacturing, pledging to buy billions of dollars in American products. But an investigation by ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) into the retail giant’s website has readily uncovered numerous false and deceptive “Made in the USA” claims – issues the company characterizes as “coding errors.” Read more of this post

China Seizes Tons Of Old Meat, Some From The ’70s

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China’s latest food scandal involves decades-old meat from the 1970s. Authorities arrested meat smugglers in 14 provinces who were attempting to sell 1970s meat. The rancid beef, duck, chicken, and pork was reportedly worth about $500,000 and weighed 110,241 tons.  Read more of this post

When are Manufacturers Liable for Claims Made by Their Retailers?

When are Manufacturers Liable for Claims Made by Their Retailers? Made in USA Claims, American made claims, Made in America Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently closed an investigation into whether Quickie Manufacturing Corporation (“Quickie”), a maker of cleaning products, engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices when third-party retailers marketing Quickie products made unqualified and unsupported “Made in USA” claims. Quickie took steps to address the issue as soon as it learned of it, and the company’s efforts helped avoid regulatory sanctions. Here’s what happened. Read more of this post

China To Recall Shaanxi Baby Milk Powders

China to recall Shaanxi baby milk powders

Imported milk is highly prized in China after a 2008 scandal resulted in six children dying

China’s food safety watchdog has asked three milk producers in Shaanxi province to recall infant formula powder, Chinese state media report. Read more of this post

Reshoring: Manufacturing Jobs Returning to America

Reshoring: Manufacturing Jobs Returning to America

Made in the U.S.A. is hot again, and the number of manufacturing jobs that are returning to the U.S. — or coming to the U.S. for the first time — from overseas has hit a record level.

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Trending Products Made in the USA

Trending Products Made in the USA

In a recent study conducted by Consumer Reports, more than 60 percent of people interviewed claimed they would gladly shell out more money for American made products—even if those products cost an average of 10 percent more than products sourced internationally.  Read more of this post

State Agencies Will Have To Fly American Flags Made In USA

State Agencies Will Have To Fly American Flags Made In USA

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Florida’s state agencies, cities, towns and villages will soon have to go “American.” Read more of this post

How Safe Is Your Shrimp?

How safe is your shrimp?

Your guide to choosing the healthiest, tastiest, and most responsibly sourced shrimp. (Photo: Getty Images)

Each of us eats, on average, almost 4 pounds per year, making shrimp more popular than tuna. Once considered a special-occasion treat, shrimp has become so ubiquitous that we now expect to find it on the menu whether we’re at a pricey restaurant or a fast-food joint. Read more of this post

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