Fresh Produce: Potential Consequences of Country-of-Origin Labeling

RCED-99-112 Published: Apr 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1999.
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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the: (1) potential costs associated with the compliance and enforcement of a mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirement at the retail level for fresh produce; (2) potential trade issues associated with such a requirement; (3) potential impact of such a requirement on the ability of the federal government and the public to respond to outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fresh produce; and (4) consumers' views of country-of-origin labeling.

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