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Where Does Your Food Come From? New Labels Tell You Almost Everything

 Where Does Your Food Come From? New Labels Tell You Almost Everything

Supermarkets must now label where the food comes from.

Carol Reiter | Merced Sun-Star, Calif.

Cox said that the USDA will be auditing grocery stores across the country to make sure they are following the law correctly.

“If we get a complaint, we will definitely check and see if it’s a valid complaint,” Cox said.

The new COOL laws are good for consumers, according to Diana Westmoreland Pedrozo, executive director of the Merced County Farm Bureau.

“I believe that the consuming public wants to know where their food comes from,” Westmoreland Pedrozo said. “I see more and more people looking at labels and wanting to know.”

The laws are also good for producers, Westmoreland Pedrozo said.

“American producers have a fine product, and they should be able to take credit for it,” she said.

That’d be cool.

Reporter Carol Reiter can be reached at (209) 385-2486 or creiter@mercedsun-star.com.


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