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Jun 16, 2010 11:22 AM by Melissa Canone

Strawberries sold in LA required to have "farm of origin" label

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Strawberries sold in the state are now
required to have a "farm of origin" label affixed to their
packaging.
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.

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