R-CALF USA to House AG Subcommittee: Do not weaken COOL

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Washington, D.C. – In written testimony submitted for today’s hearing on meat labeling requirements held by the U.S. House Agriculture subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, R-CALF USA urged subcommittee members to take no action that would in any way undermine the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law. Read more of this post

Wal-Mart: We want to #BuyAmerican!

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Image By: Michael A. Marcotte
Wal-Mart Vice President Cindi Marsiglio said the company is continuing its search for American-made products. It has an “Open Call” for manufacturers in July.

ORLANDO, FLA. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to boost the number of domestic suppliers as part of its 10-year, $250 billion investment program, according to the retail giant’s head of U.S. manufacturing. Read more of this post

Slavery Taints Global Supply of Seafood

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In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 image from video, workers from Myanmar load fish onto a Thai-flagged cargo ship in Benjina, Indonesia. An intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves. (AP Photo/APTN)

The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Read more of this post

Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA?

Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA? Ranchers, Meatpackers Disagree

Gayland Regier carries buckets of feed to his cattle in southeast Nebraska. Imported cattle make up a small portion of the American beef supply, but many American farmers and ranchers are concerned that foreign-sourced meat could distort their markets.
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You’ve probably seen, but may not have noticed, labels on the meat at your grocery store that say something like “Born, Raised, & Harvested in the U.S.A.” or “Born and Raised in Canada, Slaughtered in the U.S.” Read more of this post

Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

Shrimp farmers in Ca Mau province in Vietnam, use ice made from tap water that the government says isn’t safe to drink without boiling it, Sept 10, 2012. Photographer: Viet Dung Tran/ Bloomberg Markets via Bloomberg.

At Ngoc Sinh Seafoods Trading & Processing Export Enterprise, a seafood exporter on Vietnam’s southern coast, workers stand on a dirty floor sorting shrimp one hot September day. There’s trash on the floor, and flies crawl over baskets of processed shrimp stacked in an unchilled room in Ca Mau. Read more of this post

Campbell Soup CEO: Distrust of ‘Big Food’ a Growing Problem

Campbell Soup CEO says distrust of 'Big Food' a growing problem

Cans of Campbell Soup Co. Campbell’s chicken noodle and tomato soup are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty

Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison said consumers don’t trust big food makers, and the company announced a $200 million a year cost-cutting program to help its sagging profit margins. Read more of this post

Global Pet Expo – March 4-16, 2015

By Suzanne Bower, Editor Made in USA News

It’s almost here!  The pet industries largest annual trade show by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).  Last year the show had over 985 exhibitors, almost 2,900 booths and thousands of new products were introduced at the show.

Each year companies come from all over the globe to attend this outstanding event which represents the best and newest products, retailers, distributors, private label companies, and qualified professionals.  The show is upbeat, exciting, and truly brings together an amazing synergy of people in the pet industry.

There is a growing trend at the show is that many companies claim to be “Made in the USA”,  proving that this is important to the consumer as well as company brand and marketing.  Stephen Trachtenberg, owner of Chasing our Tails who was recently quoted in the December 2015 issue of Pet Age Magazine as saying “Certified Made in USA” used in conjunction with organic certifications, may be one of [the industry’s] best combined attempts at approaching a truly all-natural product.”

We wish everyone involved with the show great success!

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‘Made in the USA’ Claims: California Adds Complications to FTC Standards

Made in USA, Certification, FTC

Under current Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines, a product may be advertised as “Made in the USA” if “all or virtually all” of the labor and materials in the product are domestic. While this standard is relatively strict, it allows a bit of flexibility in at least two situations. Read more of this post

Made In America: The Truth About Deception Online

Johnson Woolen Mills in Vermont, Made in USA, Made in America, American made, USA Made

BURLINGTON, VT, There is a huge push nationally to buy what’s made locally, “Made in Vermont, New Hampshire or New York. Read more of this post

Made in USA products on the rise

By Suzanne Bower, Made in USA News

Many manufacturers are moving their businesses back to the United States due to the increasing rise in income levels in China and lower fuel costs here in the U.S.  Made in USA products have seen a steady increase and a resurgence of company expansion in the United States.  Many companies also want to protect their designs from overseas copycats and to have better quality control of their products.

Manufacturers also contend that the cost and amount of time to ship from China has also increased as well as maintaining additional offices in China, frequent business trips, cost of housing and translators all come in to play when it comes to the bottom line.  It is becoming more clear about the advantages of coming back to the U.S. as the gap continues to grow between China and America.

Over the next five years, we will continue to see the trend of U.S. manufacturing return to the U.S. and a continued increase in products Made in the USA, jobs in the manufacturing sector, and continued growth in our economy.

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