FYI: Thanks, Government!

• Today the new FDA country-of-origin labeling requirements go into effect for produce and meat! [Seattle Times]

• … for most produce and meat, that is. Mixed vegetables and Spam are exempt. [Bloomberg]

• Part of yesterday’s failed bailout included a bill that would prevent non-ambulatory cattle from entering the food supply. [Pork Magazine (a real publication!)]

• Cadbury, Heinz, and Mars are all pulling their Chinese-made products, as they may contain melamine. Sigh. [Telegraph]

• Voters in California are debating Proposition 2, which would mandate that farm animals — including swine, veal, and chickens — be uncaged. In related news, why don’t we live in California? [SF Chron]


FYI: Thanks, Government!