Consumer Reports food labeling poll
By Consumers Union on Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Consumer Reports food-labeling poll shows consumers want to know where their food comes from and expect higher label standards… According to the poll, 92 percent of consumers agree that imported foods should be labeled by their country of origin. While the federal government mandated country of origin labeling, or COOL, back in 2002 for nearly all food products, implementation has been delayed until October 2008, with the exception of seafood.
The survey, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, polled a nationally representative sample of 1,004 people on issues concerning food safety and labeling. In addition to those listed below, consumers were asked about labels including “no hormones administered,” “free of disease,” and “irradiated” foods.
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