AUSTRALIA/USA: Oz beef producers worry new US origin labels will hamper sales
Australian beef producers are concerned that the new country of origin labels to be applied to meat, fish and produce in the US will work to their disadvantage. The new federal guidelines take effect this week, although they will not become mandatory for two years. Under the new regulations, only items entirely raised and processed in the US will be permitted to carry a US product label. Products made from ingredients from several countries must indicate this fact on the packaging.
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