Posted: Jun 16, 2010 10:22 AM by Melissa Canone
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Strawberries sold in the state are now
required to have a "farm of origin" label affixed to their
Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says the labeling will let
consumers know they're getting the freshest product possible.
The bill by Rep. Stephen E. Pugh, of Ponchatoula, was signed by
Gov. Bobby Jindal on May 26. Pugh says growers saw the labeling as
a way to protect the integrity of their industry.
Strain says the measure also provides a useful reference in case
food safety or other health issues arise.