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

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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

Slavery Taints Global Supply of Seafood

Seafood, Slaves, Shrimp, Tilapia

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.
COURTESY OF GRANT GERLOCK/NET NEWS/HARVEST PUBLIC MEDIA

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

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