Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service: Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Goat Meat, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Peanuts, Pecans, Ginseng, and Macadamia Nuts
GAO-08-1093R: Aug 13, 2008
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) new rule on mandatory country of origin labeling of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, goat meat, perishable agricultural commodities, peanuts, ginseng, and macadamia nuts. GAO found that (1) the interim final rule requires retailers to notify customers of the country of origin of certain commodities and contains definitions requirements for consumer notification and product marking and details on the recordkeeping requirements of suppliers and retailers; and (2) AMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.