Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service: Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Fish and Shellfish
GAO-05-111R: Oct 15, 2004
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) new rule on mandatory country of origin labeling of fish and shellfish. GAO found that (1) the rule would require retailers to notify their customers of the country of origin of covered commodities and contains definitions, the requirements for consumer notification and product marking, and the recordkeeping responsibilities of both retailers and suppliers for fish and shellfish covered commodities; and (2) AMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.