Labels will say where your food comes from..but is it enough?

United States
October 2, 2008 9:41am CST
From this past Tuesday on, it is required that your meat be labeled where it is from? However, some meat products will not be labeled: hot dogs, meatloaf, breaded products, lunch meat, cooked products, cooked products, marinated pork, etc. Restaurant food is also exempt. Those are a lot of exemptions. It is certainly not enough for me. I have already found plenty of seafood from China. I will not buy it. We talk about freedom all the time, but how often do people think about the lack of freedom we have in the USA when we don't know where are food is from and they don't want to tell us.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I didn't hear the whole story, and didn't know about all the exclusions. I wonder why they would go through all the trouble to come up with such requirements with so many exemptions? I always look at the label to see where my food is coming from, and I try and buy as locally as possible.
• United States
6 Oct 08
I guess they think they are doing us a favor.
• United States
3 Oct 08
I try to buy local as much as possible. It is better for the local economy as well as fresher food. I had no idea how much of our food was coming from China. I worry about food from countries that dont think highly of the US. Would they use our food to harm us? It seems like an easy target.
• United States
3 Oct 08
Well, they have send us a lot of tainted items already.
@AmbiePam (56899)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Really? They are now required in the U.S. to tell us where the meat comes from? You know it is hard for me to believe that I never thought about where it came from. Maybe it is because so much of the meat I buy gives the impression that is comes from family farms. I don't know why I never gave much thought to that. I guess it would be nice for them to go all the way and make ALL meat, restaurant or not, labeled with its original location.
• United States
3 Oct 08
It is easy to believe the meat is fine with those homey labels, but that is just PR. Unless it says where it is from, and that it is Organic, you don't know. Just like the fat.
@landaloo (57)
• United States
2 Oct 08
It really seems that the labeling was pointless. Especially when it comes to canned meat and other prepared products. After all the things I have heard in the news about contaminated products from china, such as lead paint in the toys, I really would like to know what products are coming from china. Honestly at this point if I know it comes from China I don't want to buy.
• United States
2 Oct 08
I buy nothing from China...and I need sneakers badly.
• United States
2 Oct 08
As consumers, we have a voice in the form of what food we spend our money on. As voters, we have a voice in the form of voting out of office those officials who go along with the lobbyists who wish to gut our food safety.
• United States
2 Oct 08
It is going to get to a point where you will not have choices anymore. I have not been able to find a pair of shoes or flip flops in the stores that are not made in China. You cannot buy mandarin oranges in the can or jar that are not from China. I buy nothing from China.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
29 Mar 10
If you really want to know exactly where your food comes from, you'd have to grow it or raise it yourself. Otherwise there really is no telling. A lot of food is shipped in and other countries don't have the same standards we have...they keep their animals in filth, use recycled water for cleaning the foods and use extra chemicals for growth on them. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]