Friday, March 12, 2010
Yogurt from China
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I recently posted Senator Gillibrand's effort to promote a Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for dairy, which is presently exempt from COOL. Turns out Senator Franken introduced the bill (S1783)last fall, Gillibrand is a cosponsor and the bill will likely wither and die in the Senate Ag committee.
However, let me draw your attention to the fact that we have over the years imported yogurt from China, as shown in the table above.
Yogurt must meet certain standards: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3004551
There is no USDA certified dairy plant in China - all of the above yogurt is illegal.
While it is too soon to know, for certain, the outcome of the dairy COOL bill. The laws we already have on the books are being ignored.