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

American Flag (Source: Darrell Ingham /Allsport)

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

Pork Producers Go To Washington To Stop Made in USA Labels

Country of Origin Labeling? Not if Big Pork has its way.

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) sent more than 100 of America’s pork producers and economic leaders to Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress to discuss, among other things, the importance of repealing Country of Origin Labeling. Apparently, pork producers feel that they are at risk of suffering “WTO authorized retaliation. Read more of this post

A Solution for Manufacturers and Retailers Struggling with False “Made in USA” Claim Litigation

Made in USA Certified Seal

As reported on Friday, April 9, 2015 by the Law360 website, Macy’s Inc. and other retailers and manufacturers are facing the claims of California consumers that their “Made in U.S.A.” claims were false since jeans holding that label did not comply with California law that requires that all components within the jeans be made entirely in this country. Read more of this post

You Probably Benefitted From Slave Labor Today

You probably benefitted from slave labor today

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit behind bars inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia, In this 2014 photo. The imprisoned men say they live on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big enough to lie down. Photo by Dita Alangkara/AP

Every day, millions of Americans use products or eat foods that are produced by slave labor. Rare metals from Africa are embedded in our cell phones. Harvested fish or fruit or fabric are thawing in our fridge or hanging in our closets. Read more of this post

US Wants Egg Executives Punished for Salmonella Outbreak

salmonella.eggs

A judge should consider the “widespread harm” done by a major 2010 salmonella outbreak and the food safety lapses that preceded it in sentencing two egg industry executives whose company was responsible, prosecutors said Monday. Read more of this post

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

cattle U.S.

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!

Made in USA, Manufacturing, Made in America, Walmart

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

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