US consumers want more product information
A consumer magazine has revealed that 92% of consumers fully support
stricter food labelling laws and would like to know where food products have
'Consumer Reports', a magazine featuring ratings and recommendations on
thousands of products and services, said that the recent food scares in the US
is the root cause of why consumers in the country have become more interested in
knowing not only how their food was produced but where it was made.
"It's much like a nutrition label or an ingredient label in that it needs
to be part of the general information coming in about imported foods," said the
study's co-author Dr Urvashi Rangan, scientist and policy analyst at Consumers
Union, the non-profit organisation that publishes Consumer Reports
In May, the USDA said it would reopen public comment to its so-called
'country-of-origin' labelling measure until August 20.
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