USA: In testimony to house of representatives, NFPA strongly opposes"Country of Origin" legislation
In testimony submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture, NFPA urged Congress to reject the mandatory country of origin labeling proposals contained in H.R.1144, the Country of Origin Meat Labeling Act of 1999. The Subcommittee held a hearing on the legislation on September 26."NFPA opposes the legislation's rigid mandatory country of origin labeling requirements," said Kristin Pearson, NFPA's Director of Federal Legislative Affairs. "Such requirements convey no health or safety information to consumers and would do nothing to enhance the safety of the U.S. food supply. Further, country of origin labeling requirements would be too costly to domestic interests, would almost certainly be viewed internationally as a barrier to trade, and may result in retaliatory measures by countries that trade with the United States."In its testimony, NFPA noted that:
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