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Country of Origin Label Law Goes into Effect Nationwide

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

A new federal law went into effect on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, mandating "Country of Origin" labels on whole foods.  The law is called the "COOL" law.  Under this new law, all raw foods, such as fruits and vegetables will be labeled with their country of origin.  However, if the food is processed in any way, the country of origin label will not be required.  For example, unshelled peanuts will require the country of origin label; shelled peanuts will not require the country of origin label.  As another example, cantalopes will require the country of origin label; but if that same cantalope is cut up at the grocery store and placed in a fruit salad, the fruit salad will require no country of origin label.Berger & Lagnese is your premier law firm in Pittsburgh and all of Western Pennsylvania for food poisoning cases. If you were the victim of food poisoning contact Berger & Lagnese immediately for a free consultation. Let the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese help you with your food poisoning case.