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Imported food regulation?

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The National Farmers Organization says April 5 increased safeguards are needed for imported food products, which can be accomplished with the passage of a requirement for country of origin labeling. NFO says the recall of dog and cat food for tainted wheat gluten spotlights U.S. policy of allowing imports of food products from countries that do not follow the same "tough safety requirements" as domestic producers. COOL would "provide important information to consumers, and give them the ability to differentiate between U.S. and imported products," NFO says. "This nation does not have the level of food safety and security consumers deserve, that's why we're so concerned ... and why COOL needs to be implemented," says Gene Paul, NFO's agricultural policy analyst...
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