Labeling Country of Origin of Seafood Up for Legislative Debate
January 19, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Should restaurants have to tell their customers the country of origin of the seafood being served? In an attempt to promote local products, some Mississippi lawmakers want to force restaurants to tell their customers from where the seafood they’re selling comes.
In 2008, lawmakers passed a law forcing restaurants to disclose the source of all catfish served in the state, and this new bill is mainly intended to promote the local shrimping interests. But the state restaurant lobby opposes this move, saying that the supply of domestic shrimp is grossly outweighed by demand.
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